See what I did there, steps to eliminating stinky feet… “steps”. Oh, ok, it’s not the best pun so I’ll keep this article moving!
Weather is getting warmer across our great land. That means feet are getting warmer too! And warmer feet mean those 250,000+ sweat glands per foot are getting active. Know what loves sweat? Bacteria. Stinky, stanky bateria which make stinky, stanky feet.
Here are 12 ideas to keeping the P.U. from being E-ewww:
- Spray your shoes with Lysol Disinfectant Spray – it kills bacteria.
- Pick cotton socks verses nylon socks which can trap moisture around your feet. Wash socks inside out to clean out any dead skin.
- Sprinkle corn starch, baby powder, or talc powder into your shoes to absorb the moisture.
- Soak feet 20 minutes every day for two weeks in warm water with 1/2 to 1 cup of Kosher sale with will pull moisture of your skin reducing the am of bateria that can survive.
- Soak feet 30 min every day for a week using a mix of 1 part vinegar with 2 parts water, add essential oil drops if you like for a better smelling scent.
- Scrub feet with antibacterial soap and then keep feet dry since stanky bacteria likes moisture.
- Clean feet with hand sanitizer.
- Use spray deoderant on your feet… yep, D O for your feet B O!
- Use cedar wood insoles which have antibacterial and antifungal properties
- Rotate your shoes and before wearing again let them dry completely which usually takes at least 24 hours
- If they can go in a washer, wash shoes regularly and then wait until completely dry to wear. You can speed up the drying process by bunching up newspapers and putting them in the shoe. Once the newspaper is soaked, trade it out with fresh newspaper. Continue until shoes are completely dry.
- Clean your feet with a pumice stone daily to remove dead skin and prevent the bacteria from forming.
These are just some of the ideas that I’ve scoured the web and found. Now go get those tootsies cleaned up!
Have any ideas that aren’t listed above, please share in the comments below!