The Top 3 ways to reduce foot odour and your new secret weapon!
Do people react when you take your shoes off inside? Are you struggling to overcome smelly feet? Do you ever ask yourself – why do my feet smell? Well help is at hand. There are some simple things you can do to help reduce foot odour. But before we get to them, let’s look at what causes smelly feet. Stinky feet can result when significant perspiration combines with bacteria to create an unpleasant odour. The smell is actually the waste product made by bacteria living in the moist environments of your feet (between toes and underfoot) where there is normally plenty of dead skin cells for the bacteria to thrive on.
So how can you help reduce this problem? There are many solutions ranging from better cleaning, to planning what shoes you wear to natural remedies. We’ve listed our top three traditional approaches to smelly feet below, but as you will see we also outline an amazing new sock solution that may just swing this battle in your favour.
1. Clean your feet better – We are not just talking about soap and a light rinse here. You need to scrub hard and clean your feet of all those dead skin cells and bacteria – pay particular notice of between the toes and the soles of your feet. Use a washcloth or brush, something that can scrub hard, and where possible use and antibacterial soap.
2. Use antiperspirant – Just like you freshen your underarms with antiperspirant, treat your feet in the same way. By spraying antiperspirant on clean feet at night before bed, you can jump out of bed in the morning and head to work with the antiperspirant working against the sweat to help keep your feet fresh throughout the day. Your foot has tens of thousands of sweat glands so antiperspirant can help minimise your feet sweating. Avoid however going out straight after applying antiperspirant, as you don’t want to be walking on slippery feet.
3. Dry your feet thoroughly – Ensure your feet are dried comprehensively after cleaning to remove any moisture. Bacteria thrive in a moist environment so don’t allow any opportunity for the bacteria to thrive. Remember to dry all parts of your feet, especially in between your toes.
YOUR SECRET WEAPON REVEALED!
Although these tips are great and very helpful solutions to reduce smelly feet, there is a new weapon is this battleground – Bamboo socks. Bamboo socks have many great properties including, a natural self sustaining fibre, insulating properties and superior breathability. But one of it’s best qualities is it is naturally antibacterial. Apart from creating an environment where bacteria find it difficult to take hold, bamboo socks are also incredibly good at wicking the moisture away from your feet. As anyone who has tried bamboo socks will tell you, they are very slow to dry after washing, which shows how well they lock away and hold onto moisture. The end result your feet is that they will be kept dryer throughout your work day, you’ll walk in cool silky comfort and make it harder for bacteria to give off an unpleasant odour. Say goodbye and sock it to smelly feet today – try a pair of bamboo work socks.
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