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:
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.
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.
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.