Your feet are one of the hardest working and most neglected parts of the human body. In a lifetime, the average person walks more than 150,000 miles, the equivalent if five times around the world.
The rise in temperature during the summer months along with flip flops, sandals and summer activities can cause extra problems for your feet, just at the time you want them to look their best.
Fortunately, its easy to keep your feet healthy and pain free through the summer months, if you know how.
Say Goodbye to sweaty feet.
Your feet have over 250,000 sweat glands in each foot, so its hardly surprising that sweaty feet – and the smell that goes with them – is one of the most common problems people face during hot weather.
To avoid sweaty feet and reduce your chances of fungal infections :
Wash your feet every day in warm soapy water. Don’t soak them as this may destroy the natural oils and cause dryness. Dry them throughly, especially between the toes.
Wear good quality socks made from fibres that wick away sweat from the skin. This will help to keep your skin dry and allow the feet to “breath”. Change the socks every day.
Wear well ventilated shoes and change them often. Wearing the same shoes every day transfers decomposing bacteria onto your feet so to keep them smelling sweet, alternate your footwear.
Always keep your trainers well aired, before and after exercise to prevent the build up of fungal spores and bacteria.