How to Get Rid of Stinky Feet


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Practically anyone at some point of their lives will suffer from having stinky feet. Foot odor problems, also known as bromhidrosis often happens when your feet sweats and the sweat gets trapped inside your shoes or socks. This causes bacteria and fungus growth which produces smelly feet. As for myself, I often suffer from having smelly feet, especially when wearing sneakers during a winter or rainy season. Whenever this happens, I feel totally embarrassed.

I recently did a research on smelly feet cure. I was actually surprised that there are so many ways to stop foot odor from happening! Although I was impressed, I found that a lot of the remedies were inconvenient. So, I’ve decided to recommend only the practical solutions to you.

Here are my tips for stopping stinky feet:-

Wash your feet properly

If you are prone to having bad smelling feet, you need to wash your feet thoroughly. An anti-bacterial soap is recommended. After washing your feet, make sure to dry your feet thoroughly.

Apply products to combat foot odor

After washing and drying your feet, you can apply talcum powder or a high quality antiperspirant to them. It’s not a must to use foot deodorant. Just a normal underarm deodorant will be good for your feet too.

Indulge in foot odor eliminating soaks

If you have time to spare, you can indulge in foot odor eliminating soaks. I found vinegar baths and baking soda soaks the most convenient to make, simply because these ingredients are always in my kitchen!

For the vinegar baths, just mix 1 part of vinegar to 2 parts of water. For the baking soda soak, mix one tablespoon of baking soda to a litre of water. You can use these soaks every day. Soak your feet them for about 10-15 minutes. After soaking your feet, wash them thoroughly with soap.

You will find these home remedies for smelly feet effective and easy to prepare.

Wear the right socks and shoes

It’s worth spending a little bit more to get the right type of socks and shoes to keep your feet from stinking. Choose to buy socks that are made from natural materials such as cotton and wool. These materials will provide you with better ventilation to inhibit bacteria growth.

For shoes, it’s better to choose breathable materials such as leather or canvas. Wearing shoes made with these materials will enable any perspiration to evaporate. This will avoid your feet from smelling bad.

Air your socks and shoes

Do not wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Let them dry out for at least 24 hours. Change your socks everyday too and make sure they are dry before you wear them. You can also sprinkle you shoes and socks with baking soda, talcum powder, corn starch or an odor absorbing foot powder.

I guess that’s all for now. I can’t wait to try these new tips. Have you tried any of these methods to cure stinky feet before? If yes, which ones worked the best? Or do you know of any other methods that work even better?


Caroline Poh

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