How To Get Rid Of Smelly Feet 

There are around 200,000 sweat glands in the feet, and where there is sweat, there is smell. Worry not!Check our blog to know how you can prevent smelly feet

Defeating The Sweaty And Smelly Feet

Did you know, sweat glands are more concentrated on the feet than in any part of the body? This may be attributed to about 200,000 sweat glands present in the feet which typically produce about half a pint of perspiration a day — that’s a lot of open pores and sweat! Imagine how nasty things can get once bacteria penetrates the skin (feet) or sweat builds up in the feet — it could result in smelly feet, or bromodosis, medically speaking.

Given this information, the most apparent reasons that cause smelly feet are bacteria and moisture. If you feel that your feet have a certain smell, don’t sweat it! Having smelly feet is a common medical condition that is treatable. Here are a few tips on how to treat and prevent smelly feet:

women with a clean feet

1. Clean your feet and keep them fresh

Good hygiene is key in preventing smelly feet ild soap and scrub when you wash your feet as you shower in the morning and in the evening. More importantly, dry your feet completely after washing!

2. Avoid shoes that are tight

Wearing tight-fitting shoes compresses the feet, which in turn can make it more susceptible to sweat and moisture. Consequently, fungal infections may most likely develop as bacteria thrives in dark and moist areas.

woman checking her feet
man spraying anti-perspirant

3. Apply antiperspirant

Yes, antiperspirant for the feet exists! Feet antiperspirants can help reduce sweating. If you can’t find one, an alternative is cornstarch, which is also absorbent.

4. Wear the right pair of socks

Wearing the right kind of socks also helps in preventing smelly feet. Go for breathable socks that have sweat and odor-wicking capabilities.

man wearing sports socks

As they say, prevention is better than cure. Protect your feet and get socks for smelly and sweaty feet. Local brands like Darlington and Exped offer a diverse collection of comfortable, odor and sweat-wicking socks.