Simple Cure for Smelly Feet

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If you can catch a whiff of your feet without bending over, you've got a problem

Summer's soaring temperatures make you sweat more everywhere, including your feet. But this extra perspiration may be turning your feet into a stink bomb.

The bacteria that live on your skin and in your shoes eats your sweat, producing an acid byproduct that reeks, according to a Japanese study. It's a natural process, but luckily you can reduce the bacteria by creating a drier habitat for your feet. Keep reading for to now easy things you can do at home to eliminate bacteria so you can walk odor-free.


Soak in saltwater
Salt pulls moisture out of your skin, reducing the amount of bacteria that can survive there. In a tub or large bowl of warm water, dissolve 1/2 to 1 c kosher salt. Soak your feet for 20 minutes. Do this every day for two weeks.

Add some vinegar
If you want to create an inhospitable environment for bacteria, bathe your tootsies in vinegar. It has a drying effect so the bacteria starve. Mix one part vinegar with two parts water in a tub or large bowl. Soak your feet for 30 minutes once a day for a week.

Invite your feet to tea
t also acts as a natural antibiotic, killing the bacteria on your feet. Add two black tea bags to 1 pint of water and boil for 15 minutes. Add 2 quarts of cool water, and then pour the solution into a tub or large bowl. Soak your feet for 30 minutes. Do this once a day for a week.

Source: menshealth

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