Do your feet carry an unpleasant odour after being cooped up in shoes all long day at work? Or maybe after a good workout? Foot perspiration is a normal occurrence, but it can lead to odours that are downright embarrassing. Continue reading if you want to know 5 ways you can control your foot odour this spring season!
Practice proper foot hygiene
Wash your feet daily, not neglecting to wash and dry well in between the toes to help reduce bacterial and fungal load on the foot. Use an antibacterial soap in lukewarm water and once in a while, exfoliate your feet using a foot file.
Wear socks with your shoes
Wearing socks with your closed toe shoes is the simplest way you can control your foot odour. It not only reduces the friction between your skin and the interior of your footwear, but it also reduces the accumulation of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. Make sure to wash your socks regularly and wear a new, clean, and dry pair every day
Moisture wicking socks (and shoes)
Cotton, wool, bamboo socks will help to wick the moisture away from the skin keep the feet dry. Socks with anti-bacterial components such as, copper, silver, and zinc are also a good option. In the same way, stay away from shoes made of materials that provide poor ventilation like leather, rubber, and other synthetic materials.
Applying foot powder helps to absorb moisture on the foot and reduce sweating, which is usually the cause of foot odour. Using a foot powder with antifungal properties will also protect against fungal infections. Remember, fungus love moist and dark environments. Try Gehwol Med Foot Powder to fight against odour, excess moisture, and fungal infections.
Foot and shoe deodorant
Gehwol also carries a line of foot and shoe deodorants, both in cream and spray format. Gehwol Med Deodorant Foot Cream utilizes a combination of manuka oil and active zinc oxides help to protect the skin from bacteria and fungi, eliminate foot odours, and leave the skin soft and protected. Gehwol Foot and Shoe Deodorizing Spray can also be used to spray into your shoes and is great for the athlete on the go.
Regain your confidence by following these simple steps to odour-free feet. For more information and selection on Gehwol products, visit Feet First Clinic located in Downtown Toronto. One of our staff will be more than happy to assist you. If you are concerned you may have a bacterial or fungal infection, book an appointment with one of our chiropodists for a foot assessment.