How to treat and prevent smelly feet

How to treat and prevent smelly feet

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT SMELLY FEET ARE USUALLY EASY TO TREAT BY KEEPING YOUR FEET CLEAN AND DRY, AND CHANGING YOUR SHOES REGULARLY. HOWEVER NOT EVERY HAS THE LUXURY TO ROTATE THEIR FOOT WEAR WHICH IS WHY SHOE DEODORIZERS ARE A GREAT WAY TO REMOVE THE ODOUR FROM YOUR FOOT WEAR QUICKER AND LONGER BY REMOVING IT AT THE SOURCE RATHER THAN MASKING THE ODOR LIKE HARSH C02 SPRAYS HAVE DONE FOR YEARS.

 

TO TREAT SWEATY OR SMELLY FEET YOURSELF, TRY TO:

  • WASH YOUR FEET WITH AN ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP ONCE A DAY (A PHARMACIST CAN ADVISE YOU ABOUT DIFFERENT PRODUCTS)
  • DRY YOUR FEET WELL AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN WET, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN YOUR TOES
  • TRY NOT TO WEAR THE SAME PAIR OF SHOES 2 DAYS IN A ROW SO THEY HAVE AT LEAST 24 HOURS TO DRY OUT
  • CHANGE YOUR SOCKS (IDEALLY WOOL OR COTTON, NOT NYLON) AT LEAST ONCE A DAY
  • KEEP YOUR TOENAILS SHORT AND CLEAN, AND REMOVE ANY HARD SKIN WITH A FOOT FILE (IT CAN BECOME SOGGY WHEN DAMP, WHICH PROVIDES AN IDEAL HOME FOR BACTERIA)
  • ECO WHIFF SPORTS DEODORIZERS, WHICH COME IN GREEN, PINK AND RED/BLACK.

IF YOU OFTEN GET SWEATY FEET, YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY:

  • USING A SPRAY DEODORANT OR ANTIPERSPIRANT ON YOUR FEET – A NORMAL UNDERARM DEODORANT OR ANTIPERSPIRANT WORKS JUST AS WELL AS A SPECIALIST FOOT PRODUCT AND WILL COST YOU LESS
  • PUTTING MEDICATED INSOLES, WHICH HAVE A DEODORISING EFFECT, IN YOUR SHOES
  • USING A FOOT POWDER TO ABSORB SWEAT (A PHARMACIST CAN ADVISE YOU ABOUT FOOT POWDERS)
  • TRYING SOCKS FOR SWEATY FEET – SOME SPORTS SOCKS ARE DESIGNED TO KEEP FEET DRY, AND YOU CAN GET SPECIAL ANTIBACTERIAL SOCKS
  • WEARING LEATHER OR CANVAS SHOES, AS THEY LET YOUR FEET BREATHE, UNLIKE PLASTIC ONES
  • ALWAYS WEARING SOCKS WITH CLOSED-TOE SHOES