Are you constantly ruining good pairs of socks due to excess sweating? Do you wish there was an easy way you could stop foot sweating? Foot sweat is not only gross, it is also odorous. Sweat, germs, and toxins accumulate inside the socks producing a foul odor. This can be a very embarrassing problem.
At least it's treatable.
Understanding what causes your feet to sweat will help you determine the best method of treatment. For many people, this problem is caused by a medical condition called plantar hyperhidrosis.
For others, it's caused by poor lifestyle habits or as a symptom of another medical condition such as menopause or hyperthyroidism. Poor lifestyle practices such as alcohol addiction can lead to a buildup of toxins in the body, which results in more sweating.
One of the primary reasons why people suffer from excess sweating on their feet is lack of good hygiene. Many people do not realize the importance of keeping their feet clean and dry. Taking a shower every day is not enough; you must thoroughly clean your feet with an anti-bacterial soap.
Make sure all of the soap is rinsed off and that your feet are dry before putting on socks. You should change your socks at least twice a day.
Here are some more tips on how to stop foot sweating:
1. Wear a good pair of shoes that fit your feet perfectly. There are shoes made out of certain materials that allow the feet to breathe. Do not wear cheap shoes made out of synthetic materials. Also, avoid wearing tight socks that squeeze the life out of your feet. They should fit snuggly, yet not too tightly.
2. There are deodorizing feet wipes available. Keep them near you at all times and wipe your feet regularly throughout the day. Keeping them free from bacteria will reduce sweat and odor.
3. Sprinkle the inside of each shoe with cornstarch. It will absorb moisturizer and keep your feet dry. You'll be surprised at how effective a small amount of cornstarch can be when it comes to stopping foot sweat. Also, soak your feet in a solution of sea salt and water a few times a week.
4. Soak your feet in warm water with some tee tree oil or black tea. Both of these are good for combating the bacteria on the skin. Black tea has tannic acid which helps keep the feet dry. After soaking your feet for twenty minutes, dry them thoroughly.
5. Check and see if you have any fungal infections. Make sure the area between your toes is clean and dry. Fungi thrive whenever the skin between toes is warm and moist. A fungal infection will cause more sweating and foul odor. If the cornstarch is not effective, then start using an antifungal foot spray.
6. Expose your feet to air for at least an hour or two a day. You can even wear open slippers around the house to allow your feet to breathe. When feet are able to breathe, circulation improvements , which results in less sweating.
Follow these tips if you want to stop foot sweating. As long as you take good care of your feet and pamper them on occasion you should be able to reduce sweating.