How-to: get rid of smelly feet
Trying shoes on makes you anxious, you pray friend’s houses don’t have carpeted floors and playing a game of barefoot bowls is your worst nightmare. Sound like you? You may have stinky feet phobia: an intense fear of situations involving the removal of shoes, generally brought on by a long-suffering issue with foot odour.
Finally though, there is a solution to your footwear woes – read on to cure smelly feet and be free to be naked again! Feet-naked, that is…
Every sufferer of stinky feet has covered their feet in anti-perspirant or perfume in desperation at some stage or other, only to no avail. Perfumes and underarm deodorants don’t address the root issue of foot odour and sweaty feet – which is the foot-based bacteria that actually cause the smell. Thankfully, there are now a whole range of foot deodorant products specifically designed to target and kill odour causing bacteria and cure smelly feet, like Deo Foot Fresh spray, which comes in a convenient purse-sized bottle for emergencies. A deodorizing foot cream is another great way to give stinky feet the flick – the peppermint in Burt’s Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion will help to neutralize odours and smells amazing!
If nasty odour-causing bacteria are lurking in your shoes, they’ll remain on your feet long after you’ve taken them off. Fight the bacteria head-on by using an anti-bacterial soap on your feet every time you shower. Rub a few drops of tea tree oil on your feet after your shower, to keep bacteria at bay.
Moist, sweaty shoes are bacteria breeding ground heaven for stinky smells. Stop them in their tracks by keeping your shoes dry. For a quick, DIY fix you can try sprinkling a little baking soda or baby powder inside your shoes. Alternatively, shoe stores generally offer a range of moisture-absorbing inserts you can place discreetly inside your shoes to cure smelly feet.