I know you all are as excited as l am about this beautiful weather we’re having this season. It’s great weather to go jogging, walking, or just a fun lunch with friends, but with heat comes sweat. With all this hot weather we are at risk of some very sweaty feet so I just wanted to give you ladies some tips on how to stay away from wet feet and quick tips on smelly feet.
Ladies don’t be embarrassed about a little moisture in the feet department. There are over 250,000 sweat glands in the foot; they have to be used sometimes. There are studies that say the bacteria that lives on your skin and in your shoes eats your sweat. It produces an acid byproduct that reeks, according to some studies. It’s a natural process, but luckily you can reduce the bacteria by creating a drier habitat for your feet
Tip 1 for a sweaty foot is talcum powder! Dust talcum powder on your feet, on your sandals, in your sneakers, wherever you’re about to stick your foot. Dust powder on it first. Talcum powder is an astringent it will dry out your feet. Option two is baking soda fights against bacteria, and number three is cornstarch helps absorb sweat.
Use one or all of the above and you should have the driest feet in the land.
Tip 2 do a tea soak. Yes, a tea soak. Soak your feet for 30minutes a day for a week in black tea and the tannic should dry out your feet reducing its sweat production. Or possibly Apply aluminum acetate. This will dry out your feet. Mix 1 packet Domeboro powder or 2 tablespoons Burow’s Solution in 1 pint of water. Soak for 10 to 20 minutes at a time.
Tip 3, Remember to wash, rotate, and take off your shoes often. Allow your feet and shoes to breath and be refreshed. Switch out the padding in the shoe every so often or simply throw it in the wash. Remember it takes a full 24 hours to allow your shoes to dry, don’t rush the process it will only lead to worst results.
Tip 4 I know you all will be so surprised by this last tip for sweaty feet. DEORADANT. You can use the same antiperspirant that you use for under your arms as for the bottom of your feet. I suggest using two different sticks, but whatever floats your boat.
Now you all about these stinky feet we have a few options for you as well.
Tip 1 :Wash your socks you all, and if possible wash them with bleach. The sweat in your foot is absorbed by the sock and dried when you take them off. If you reuse your socks without washing you are reheating the old sweat which can create a smell. So make sure you wash your socks, even more helpful to wash them inside out to remove all of the skin flakes.
Tip 2 : Use cedar wood or cloves to freshen your shoes. Allow them to sit in your shoes for about a week and the smell will slowly disappear.
Tip 3: Mix vinegar in water. This makes skin more acidic. Add a 1/2 cup vinegar for every 1 quart of water.
Keep in mind that some people’s foot odor can be described as “vinegary” so if this is you, this soak might make things worse
There are a bunch of different foot soaks to remedy a bunch of ailments.
Salt Water: Using ½ cup of kosher salt for every quart of water, soak your feet for approximately twenty minutes each day. Do not rinse your feet after removing them from the water. Instead, dry them thoroughly and go about your day.
Bleach: Use bleach with caution; it has the potential to over-dry your feet and skin. Add two tbsp of bleach to a gallon of warm water and soak your feet in the solution for five to ten minutes a day for one week. If you find this solution dries your skin too much, try adding a little baby oil to it before soaking.
These three are geared more for smell reduction
The forth and final tip my wonderful readers: Wash your feet on a daily basis. If you sweat a lot wash them twice a day put on some powder or deodorant and should be able to keep the moisture and bacteria away which is where the smell comes from.
An extra tip on socks: Wear wicking socks made of natural or acrylic fiber blends that draw the moisture away from your feet instead of trapping it. Some synthetic blends are designed to wick moisture away from the skin and work best to keep the feet dry. One hundred percent cotton socks absorb moisture but do not wick it away from the skin and frequently lead to blisters, so they should be avoided.
We have given you guys a bunch of options. If any questions please let us know. If you have any other suggestions let us know as well, we want to know what worked and what didn’t. We care about you all and want to hear from you guys.