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How Can I Make My Feet Smell Better?


True or False:  Does Soaking Your Feet in Tea Stop Sweating?
How Can I Make My Feet Smell Better?

by Judy Baldinger

A year ago


Pedi Notes

How Can I Make My Feet Smell Better?


True or False:  Does Soaking Your Feet in Tea Stop Sweating?

by Judy Baldinger

A year ago


How Can I Make My Feet Smell Better?

How can I make my feet smell better?

True or False:  Does Soaking Your Feet in Tea Stop Sweating?

Your feet smell so bad due to an extraordinary amount of sweat glands in your feet.  About 250,000 in your pair of feet that can produce as much as a pint a day. Your feet spend hours in the dark closed into shoes. That wetness combined with a perfect environment creates a breeding ground for bacteria that produces the smell.  

Hyperhydrosis is super producing sweat more than normal amounts with a greater likelihood of having bad foot odor. Other factors that aggravate the odor are not washing your feet, not changing your socks or wearing socks at all and wearing old shoes with embedded odor.

To get rid of the smell you have to minimize the sweating of your feet.

Does soaking your feet in tea help?  This hack has actual scientific backing.  The tannic acid in the tea kills bacteria and closes pores that help your feet sweat less.

Here’s how:

Use black tea.  The stronger the better. Remove the bags and dilute the tea with two quarts of water. Let the mixture cool down if necessary, then soak your feet for 30 minutes. Repeat daily.

If you don’t have time for a daily tea soak try our antiperspirants specifically formulated for feet.  They won’t cause drying and come in roll on or cream form. Plus additional help for shoes that smell.

Give your feet (and your loved ones) some love.  Stop the stink.

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