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Published On: August 13, 2019 08:30 AM NPT By: Republica

No more smelly feet: 8 simple tips

No more smelly feet: 8 simple tips

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Imagine being an introvert just because you have smelly feet, now that sounds harsh. Get ready to bash into a room full of people without having to worry about smelly feet.  Here we have dropped a few tips to fix smelly feet in simple ways:

1. Antiperspirant aren’t just for the arms
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the same antiperspirant you use on your underarms can also keep feet less sweaty. Simply spray or roll it on, before putting on your shoes and socks. Also wash your feet on a regular basis, by using warm water using a deodorant soap or antibacterial soap.

2. Making blow dryer a multi tasker
If you have smelly feet and are prone to athlete’s foot or nail fungus, blow-dry your feet with a hair dryer that’s turned to the lowest temperature. This helps avoid infection and reduces moisture.

3. Try a black tea footbath
Boil two tea bags in two cups of water for 15 minutes. Remove the bags and dilute the tea with two quarts of water. Let the mixture cool down if necessary, and then soak your feet for 30 minutes. Repeat daily. The tannic acid in strong black tea kills bacteria and helps you sweat less.

4. Make good use of ingredients at home
Add a cup of vinegar to a basin of warm water. For more odour-fighting force, add a few drops of thyme oil. The oil contains a strong antiseptic that kills odour-causing bacteria. Soak your feet for 15 to 20 minutes a day for a week. (Consider this treatment off-limits if you have any open sores or broken skin.)

 Add a splash of mouthwash. If you don’t have access to thyme oil, you can easily buy a product that contains it: Listerine. Try adding a splash to your footbath. (The same caution as with thyme oil applies.)

5. A little sprinkle of powder
Dust your feet with talcum powder or specialty foot powder before you put on your shoes and socks. It will absorb odour-causing sweat.

6. Alternate between pairs of shoes and socks
Change your socks at least once a day, replacing them with a clean pair. After you’ve worn one pair, set them aside and let them air out for at least 24 hours.

7. Keep your feet ventilated and don’t keep smelly shoes out of sight
Wear shoes with open-mesh sides or sandals that allow your feet to “breathe.” Your feet will also breathe better if you wear cotton socks rather than polyester. Check the care instructions on your shoes. If they’re washable, wash them at least once a month. Store your shoes in a place that’s bright and ventilated-not in a dark closet, where bacteria thrive.

8. Step into insoles
Buy odour-absorbing insoles and cut them to fit. Replace them every three to six months. If your shoes have removable insoles, take them out to dry every time you remove your shoes. Keep in mind to wash them from time to time.


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