11 Secrets to Get Rid of Smelly Feet

Hyperhidrosis, yeast infections, and stress provoke increased sweating, which is very beneficial for bacteria that cause bad smells.

Gowonders gathered several pieces of suggestions about the way to get rid of smelly legs once and for

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Remove the breeding grounds for bacteria

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Most bacteria that cause bad smells breed under the nails and in toughened skin areas.
Don’t forget to cleanse your soles with pumice when washing your legs. Look after your nails, and cut them short.

Wipe between your toes after washing

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Podologists recommend not just wiping your legs after showering but patting with a towel between your toes in order to not let the remaining humidity become the main cause of a fungal infection.

Brew some tea for your feet

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The tannins contained in tea leaves eradicate bacteria and reduce sweating. You could make such baths every day.

  • Brew 3 tsp tea in 1 L warm water.
  • Add 2 L cold water.
  • Put your legs in for 15-half an hour.
Apple cider vinegar

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An apple cider vinegar poultice will also help dispose of foot odor:

  •  Mix 0.5 L vinegar with 200 ml hot water.
  •  Soak a piece of gauze in this solution, and apply to your legs for 20 minutes.
  •  Let the skin dry naturally.
Use aromatherapy oils

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Lavender oil will be perfect. Aside from concealing the odor, it also has a bactericidal effect:

  • Massage your legs with 4 drops of oil.
    Or make a foot bath:
  •  2 drops of oil + 3-4 L of water. Soak your legs for 10-fifteen minutes in the solution
Wash your socks inside out

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This way they’ll be more thoroughly cleaned of skin cells and bacteria. The socks shouldn’t be synthetic.

At home, walk barefoot or take off the socks you wear outside

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whenever you walk, your socks gather bacteria from the floor, which, getting into a damp environment, start breeding

Use your antiperspirant on your feet too

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Antiperspirants contain chemicals that help reduce sweating. Apply them in the evening, following a shower, to dry skin.

Consult a doctor

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In case your legs not only odor bad but additionally start itching and peeling, go to the physician. These can be signs of ringworm, an infection, or mycosis
(a disease caused by parasitic fungi).

Disinfect your footwear

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  • Thoroughly wash the outside.
  • Soak the insoles and shoelaces in a chlorhexidine (antiseptic) solution.
  • Wipe the inside of the shoes with a cotton swab soaked in chlorhexidine
Keep your shoes dry

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It’s better to have two pairs of shoes for each season to wear them in turns. If you don’t have a second pair and your shoes are wet, a good old method will assist! put some crumpled newspapers inside, plus they’ll absorb the humidity overnight. Or you may use an electric dryer


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