How to Prevent Smelly Feet

Whether you wear work boots, sneakers or high heals, your feet are going to sweat.  In the summer I notice women going without stockings, so their bare feet are in their office shoes.  It is going to get damp in there.  Construction workers in protective boots, athletes in sneaker, kids running around the yard in whatever pair of shoes they threw on will all lead to sweaty, smelly feet.

You have 250,000 sweat glands in your two feet that can produce as much as half a pint of moisture in a day.   When your feet sit in wet shoes and socks all day, you are more prone to fungus infections.   When that sweat can’t evaporate, bacteria breaks down the sweat, which causes your feet to smell bad.  How do you prevent your feet from smelling bad and stinking up the house?

  • Wash your feet every day, preferably with an anti-bacterial soap. Proper hygiene is key.
  • Thoroughly dry your feet. Get your towel between your toes and remove all moisture.
  • Keep your toe nails clean and trimmed.
  • Use foot powder. Squeaky Cheeks was designed for you.  Our combination of slippery elms bark, bentonite clay, corn starch and essential oils will wick moisture away from your skin and absorb bacteria.  Use our Active Powder if you want a nice, tingly refreshing scent.
  • Make the switch to synthetic socks.
  • Wear proper fitting shoes. Shoes that are too tight do not permit any sweat to evaporate.
  • Change socks daily, or more often if you are soaking through them

Many of our customers put Squeaky Cheeks in their socks so it is right up against the foot.  They have found that it helps control sweat and odor tremendously (read through some testimonials). 

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References

FootFacts.com


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