Ever take go to take your shoes off and people around you start to vacate the premises? Do you notice that when you walk into an Asian establishment were it's customary to remove your footwear, that they tend to make an exception just for you? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, chances are that you have a stinky foot issue.
Don't be alarmed or embarrassed. Foot odor is a growing concern among many people young and old. In fact I saw on a recent survey that the number of people concerned about stinky feet
jumped 8% from 2012. The reason could be due to a variety of factors including lifestyle changes, cultural changes, a diversified social economic layout and perhaps maybe people are just tired of putting up with it. Who knows. Whatever the case may be, there has definitely been a greater awareness on the problem of stinky feet.
In more recent times there have been all types of products released for foot odor. Back in the day your option was pretty much a powder. Now they have powders, sprays, inserts, pills and even foot deodorant. They come in a variety of scents, strengths and colors... it can actually be quite confusing at times.
In addition, footwear itself has evolved. Now you can find sweat guard socks, ventilated shoes, things made of different materials designed to keep your feet cool and dry and a host of other options.
Whatever the case may be, the cause of stink foot odor has not changed and never will. Sweat, bacteria, diet and health. The big four. All play a role in foot odor and there are many things that can be done to alleviate issues caused by them. Proper hygiene, a balanced diet and maintaining your overall health helps to lessen the effects of these odor causing culprits. Foot deodorant products should not be used as a sole means of treating foot odor, but rather as part of an overall strategy. In addition, other practices to help reduce the effects of foot odor causes include not wearing covered footwear for more than 10hours per day as well as removing your shoes every few hours in between to allow your feet to cool. Others recommend that you don't wear the same shoes two days in a row.
Getting rid of foot odor the right way is a process of several things. I don't believe there is one true solution, but rather a combination of several things that target underlying causes.
- 2013/09/24(火) 12:38:53|