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How to care for sweaty feet

01. Jan

 

1. Keeping a journal of sweating episodes

Log episodes of sweaty feet in a notebook and look for patterns. This can help to identify foods, situations, or emotions that trigger foot sweating. It is then possible to take steps to limit or avoid these triggers.

2. Applying antiperspirant

The feet contain more sweat glands per inch than any other part of the body. There are approximately 125,000 sweat glands on each foot.

An antiperspirant deodorant is an easy-to-use remedy for sweaty feet. These products work by temporarily blocking the sweat glands.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommend applying antiperspirant to dry feet before bed and washing it off in the morning. People should repeat this for another 3 or 4 consecutive nights and then switch to using it once or twice a week.

3 Choosing the right shoes

Look for shoes made from a breathable fabric such as canvas or leather. Avoid patent or plastic shoes as they do not allow a good airflow and may trap sweat inside the shoe.

Check that shoes are the correct size. Shoes that are too tight will crowd the toes and contribute to sweaty feet.

Insoles may also provide some relief from sweaty feet. Look for absorbent or deodorizing insoles to wick away moisture and prevent foot odors.

4 Use a Foot Deodorant Spray

You put deodorant in you armpits to stop smell. Why not do the same with your feet? A deodorizing foot spray like Right Foot or Lumi Outdoors can de-stink your feet and your shoes.

 5 Use an Alcohol Wipe Reduce Sweating

Wipe down your feet with an alcohol wipe to close up your pores and reduce sweating temporarily. Do this before you put on your socks and shoes for the day.

6 Put Baking Soda in Your Shoes

After you remove your shoes, put some baking soda in them to soak up excess moisture. This prevents nasty smelling bacteria from festering.