Summer may be officially over, but you’re still enjoying every sandal-weather opportunity you have. Unfortunately, the warm weather helps to create the perfect moist environment in the crevices of your feet for bacteria to thrive, which can lead to fungal infections such as athlete’s foot. If you think you might have a more serious foot issue, see your doctor immediately. But for those dealing with minor sweats and smells, read these quick tips to keep the odor at bay.
1. Powder Up
Baby powder can soak up the sweat and oil and conceal any unpleasant smells, similar to dry shampoo on your scalp. If your feet are always sweaty, sprinkle a quarter-sized amount of powder on your hands and evenly distribute it between your toes.
After a long day of walking, your feet are probably as exhausted as they are odorous. Spray tired tootsies with a foot spray filled with refreshing essential oils. Eucalyptus, tea tree, and peppermint all work to counteract bad bacteria and soothe achy muscles.
Beauties who wear shoes without socks tend to sweat and smell more. Invest in a pair of liners designed to prevent excess moisture and odor. Our favorites are actually formulated with an antimicrobial silver-based technology that reduces bacteria growth and inhibits foul aromas. These hidden liners are slim enough to fit the most delicate ballet flats and still allow feet to breathe.