Check out some simple tips on curing sweaty feet.

Easy Cure For Sweaty Feet

Man invented shoes to protect the feet from rough stones on the road. Then he invented the socks to save the feet from sweat and odor. Now you are assailed with the problem of sweaty feet and smelly socks. Come summer and wherever you are, chances are that you may smell a subtle odor emanating from every move you make with your feet. Embarrassing as it is, the trouble is more in getting rid of the stink. No matter what you do the stubborn odor doesn’t seem to leave you. And, god forbid, what if you have to open your shoes and then go inside a room. This is a problem faced by anyone who wears a shoe even if they pretend otherwise. In order to help you get rid of the stinking odor read the article below for tips on curing yourself of sweaty feet.
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Tips On Curing Sweaty Feet

Wash your feet thoroughly so that you wash away the feet’s sweat gland secretions. These secretions contain various chemicals and acids which break down in the presence of certain bacteria to give off a foul smell. Regular washing will clean your feet of the bacteria and the chemicals.

Salt Water
Salt has a drying effect on the skin. To cure the feet of excessive sweating add half a cup of kosher salt to a quart of warm water and mix well. Use this solution to soak your feet.  Air dry or use a cloth to dry your soaked feet.

Deodorants cannot control the sweat but are very good in removing odors. They also contain antibacterial properties that can eliminate the bacteria of the feet. To stop both the sweat and the odors you can use antiperspirants, which are very effective.

Powders containing aluminum chloride hexahydrate are very effective in removing the odors from the feet.

Proper Socks
Most socks do not allow the feet to breathe and so the foot starts sweating. Wear socks that keep the feet dry and airy. Changing socks twice a day removes the odor effectively. Also do not wear the same socks two days in a row without washing.

Proper Shoes
During summer when the feet tend to sweat more it is better to wear sandals instead of shoes. This allows the air to evaporate the sweat and also eliminate the bacteria. If you want to wear shoes then leather and canvas shoes are the best options. Completely avoid shoes made with rubber or synthetic materials. Wash the shoes regularly or air dry them in the sun. You can also sprinkle cornstarch inside the shoes. Cornstarch adsorbs the moisture and keeps the feet dry.

Stay Calm
The sweat production increases due to stress and anxiety which helps in the proliferation of bacteria. Staying calm goes a long way in reducing stress and anxiety which will significantly reduce the sweat secretion.
Home Remedies

Take a medium sized ginger and crush it to a pulp. Soak this in warm water for some time and apply the solution in the feet every night. Apply for a period of three weeks to get good results.

Take two dozen radishes and blend them in a blender. Using a strainer strain the juice out. Now add ¼ teaspoon of glycerin and pour into a spray bottle. Spray on the foot to reduce the odor.

Black Tea
Black tea contains tannic acid that prevents the feet from sweating. Boil 1 quart of water and add 5 bags of black tea. Boil for 10 minutes and set for cooling. Add ice cubes and soak your feet in the solution for 20 minutes.

Wash the feet thoroughly in hot water and then immediately dip them in cold water containing 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. After this, rub the feet in alcohol. Do this at least once a day.

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