Simple Cures for Smelly Feet and Shoes


Many men and women do not understand that that their feet stink a lot when they are out there opening their shoes and socks. This is because of buildup of bacteria and there could be many other reasons too. Hence it is important to find out ways and means by which this problem can be overcome and we are happy to share something special and unique. On the other hand we also will be sharing some useful and proven tips which could help in keeping your knees and elbows free from dark spots, rough skin and other such problems. We are sure it will be helpful in more ways than one.


Soak in saltwater
Salt pulls moisture out of your skin, reducing the amount of bacteria that can survive there, says Al D’Angelantonio, III, DPM, podiatrist and assistant professor of surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In a tub or large bowl of warm water, dissolve 1/2 to 1 c kosher salt. Soak your feet for 20 minutes. Do this every day for two weeks.
Add some vinegar
If you want to create an inhospitable environment for bacteria, bathe your tootsies in vinegar. It has a drying effect so the bacteria starve, says Williamson. Mix one part vinegar with two parts water in a tub or large bowl. Soak your feet for 30 minutes once a day for a week.
Invite your feet to tea
The acid in the tea closes your pores, reducing the amount you’ll sweat, says Williamson. It also acts as a natural antibiotic, killing the bacteria on your feet. Add two black tea bags to 1 pint of water and boil for 15 minutes. Add 2 quarts of cool water, and then pour the solution into a tub or large bowl. Soak your feet for 30 minutes. Do this once a day for a week.
Pick the right socks
Materials like nylon can trap moisture around your feet. Cotton, however, lets your feet breathe, explains Williamson. And if you tend to sweat more than the average guy, bring an extra pair of socks with you and change halfway through the day, he says.
Spray your kicks
Do your favorite pair of shoes stink to high heaven? Don’t chuck them just yet. Lysol Disinfectant Spray is the best way to salvage old shoes because it contains ethanol and other sanitizing ingredients that kill the bacteria, says D’Angelantonio. First, spray the entire inside of your shoe with the sanitizing cleaning product. Then, spray clean socks with Lysol, place them inside your shoes, and leave them over night. The socks will allow for even more Lysol to soak into your shoes.
Use a powder
There’s no need to buy fancy deodorizing powders or spray. Just sprinkle corn starch into yours to absorb the moisture, D’Angelantonio says. You don’t have to wait for it to work either. Throw on your shoes and go—sans stink.
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