PREVENT FOOT ODOR
Why do feet smell? Well, where there’s bacteria and sweat, there will be odor, and the feet and hands have more sweat glands than any other area on our bodies. Hands get washed throughout the day, but feet do not, which is one of the reasons why feet smell. Here are a few preventative ways on how to stop foot odor:
BATHING: Washing feet daily, especially with an antibacterial soap, is one of the most important cures for stinky feet. This preventative measure will help reduce the bacteria that combine with sweat, which is what causes foot odor. Using a wash cloth to scrub feet will also help reduce the number of bacteria that can cause stinky feet. Make sure you dry your feet completely.
SOCKS: If possible, change your socks a few times a day to prevent foot odor. This will reduce the bacteria-friendly moisture in your shoes, which can produce smelly shoes and give you stinky socks. Natural fibers absorb sweat better, so look for socks made of cotton or even hemp, suggests an article in Livestrong.com.
SHOES: Change your shoes, at least, every day in order to let them dry out. And try not to wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row, which can result in some really stinky feet and shoes. It can take up to 24 hours for the inside of a shoe to dry completely, according to an article in Livestrong.com. Deodorize shoes with a bacteria-killing product before you get stinky shoes.