Natural remedies for smelly feet!
Many people have this rather annoying problem, however we can reduce it with some good natural remedy.
The feet have about 250 thousand sweat glands this means that they must breathe a lot and for many this translates into an unpleasant smell.
THE MAIN CAUSES OF BAD SMELL
Let us see what are the main causes of bad smell also called PLANTING BROMIDROSE:
- Wearing shoes all day long preventing the foot to “breathe”.
- Using socks that do not absorb transpiration well.
- Practicing sports with the wrong shoes
- Fungi between your toes or nails
- Hormonal changes
- Stress or anxiety
- The consumption of certain drugs
- The lack of hygiene in the foot.
- Using shoes that are not perfectly clean and dry
- Wetting your feet when it rains and not taking off your socks
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR SMELLY FEET
The lemon is very powerful in removing odours in general. Once you have washed your feet, cut a lemon in half and scrub it between your toes.
Do not rinse and leave to dry. Subsequently, put on socks and shoes normally.
Corn starch is used to keep your feet dry longer avoiding excessive perspiration just like a talcum powder. Put a bit on your feet and also in the shoes. It will absorb the moisture and will eliminate the bad smell.
Before applying, the feet must be totally dry, otherwise there will be a sticky and greasy substance.
GELATINE OR JELLY
It seems strange but it is really effective, no matter the taste or the type.
Prepare the gelatine as indicated on the packaging and wait till it reaches the appropriate consistency. Subsequently, immerse your feet in the bowl and leave for about 20 minutes.
SODIUM BICARBONATE OR BAKING SODA
The bicarbonate of soda is very effective to reduce the bacteria of the feet, but also those that have accumulated in the shoes and socks. Before wearing your shoes, spread a little bit of sodium bicarbonate.
Another good idea is to dip your feet into a bowl of warm water with a few tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate. Immerse them for approximately 20 minutes and dry well. Repeat this footbath every evening for 20 days.
Even if the majority of us knows it only as a drink in reality vodka also has antiseptic properties. It is used for example to clean the wounds and kill the bacteria that cause the bad smell.
You only need to soak a small piece of cotton with a little bit of vodka and pass it between your toes and on the sole of your foot well cleaned.
One of the last properties discovered on black tea is its ability to annihilate the bacteria and at the same time close the pores hence avoiding an excessive perspiration, here is the recipe to make it really effective.
3 litres of water
4 tablespoons of tea leaves (or 6 tea bags) (8 g)
Bring the water to a boil, add the tea and let cook for about 15 minutes. Withdraw the pot from the fire, let it cool down a little and put the liquid in a container. If you have used the tea leaves, you will first need to filter; otherwise, simply remove the bags.
Immerse your feet for half an hour.
Buy a ginger root and grate it. Place it in a bowl with water and let it boil for about 25 minutes. Filter well.
Use the liquid obtained by gently massaging your feet. Repeat for about 2 weeks every evening.
Vinegar is often used in the kitchen and in the cosmetic field, for the feet it is very useful because the acidity contained kills the bacteria that accumulate in the feet. In a container with two litres of lukewarm water, add a cup of white vinegar. Soak your feet for 15 minutes, dry them and repeat the process every day.
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