Summertime is here: The sun is shining and the days are longer, which means more time to get active and do fun things. This also means the days are hotter, and rounding up a few at-home foot odor remedies for getting rid of stinky feet and keeping them looking fresh is especially useful. But even in a 20-below winter, thick socks and heavy boots are a perfect recipe for stinky foot odor.
Luckily, there are a ton of things you can do to help say goodbye to foot odor and keep your toes looking fresh in both open and closed-toe shoes. Whether it means taking a more cosmetic approach and focusing on keeping your feet buffed and making sure dead skin doesn't linger, or making sure you're eliminating any bacteria that may be clinging to your shoes, there's an easy solution that will work for you. Keep in mind everyone has dealt with sweaty feet at one point or another, and you can easily address the issue and care for your feet from the comfort of your couch, in most cases. With a few easy foot smell remedies, you can keep feet odor at bay. Goodbye stinky feet; hello clean, fresh feet.
1. Get Rid Of Dead Skin With A Foot Peel
The first step in eliminating foot odor is by removing bacteria that could get caught in dead skin. Simply slip on the plastic booties (filled with a magic gel that contains fruit acids, glycolic, and salicylic acids), catch up on an episode of your favorite show, and after an hour, take off your plastic booties, rinse, and towel dry. Your skin will continue to peel for five to seven days, and after a week, you'll be left with beautifully soft, flake-free, feet.
2. Soak Your Feet After A Long And Active Day
After a long day of walking around and adventuring, your feet can often feel achey and sore (and they can also start to smell less-than-fresh). Soaking your feet in a tea tree oil treatment with natural essential oils, dead sea salt, and epsom salts can help to remove fungus and bacteria, as well as alleviate itching. Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties, too, so your feet will be healthier, look smoother, and smell fresh.
3. Eliminate Lingering Odors From Shoes
You have to keep your shoes clean so you don't develop athlete's foot and so your shoes don't constantly smell. No matter what you do to eliminate the odor from your feet, if it's still lingering in your shoes, it's as if you did it for nothing. Reach for a shoe deodorizer that fights shoe odor. Essential oils like mint, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, and thyme fight odor and leave your shoes smelling fresh and clean.
4. Give Your Feet A Proper Cleaning
Sometimes people forget to really give their feet a proper scrub. And the road to healthy, odorless feet begins with good hygiene.
Use a wash that has ingredients that are anti-fungal. Oregano and rosemary are powerful antiseptics, while tea tree oil helps eliminate bacteria and fungus.
A foot scrubber that suctions to your floor is an easy way to make sure your feet are getting the cleaning they deserve. Simply put some soap on the pad, and start scrubbing.
5. Repair Dry, Cracked Skin Overnight
Once you tackle the odor, you want to make sure your feet stay healthy. Eliminate dry, cracked heels overnight by using a Gel Heel Sock. They have gel pads that are infused with vitamin E, shea butter, and aloe vera. Together these ingredients work to make your feet look and feel healthier and softer.
6. Get Soft Feet, While Saying Goodbye To Feet Odor
Finding a product that not only moisturizes feet but also eliminates odor may seem tough, but don't worry, they are out there. This cream not only has the foot-pleasing ingredient of tea tree oil, but it also has calendula oil which is antiseptic and antimicrobial. Your feet will be thanking you — they'll be softer and feel fresher.
7. Buff Away Dead Skin That Can Hide Bacteria With A Foot File
Dead skin can be a breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria because moisture gets trapped in the cells. Stop this from happening by regularly buffing away dry, rough skin. This foot file is electronic, rechargeable, and waterproof. It comes with several different speeds, so you can find the right one for what you need.
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