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5 Ways to Control Foot Odour

Published: June 19, 2019

Last modified: December 30, 2020

At the end of a long day, you may notice an overwhelming and unpleasant Foot odour when you finally get to relax, and this can be difficult to control. Understandably, we can be so busy that our Foot health escapes us. This can happen after being cooped up in Shoes all long day at work, or even after a good workout. Foot perspiration is a normal occurrence, but it can lead to odours that are downright embarrassing. In this article, we’ll give you the lowdown on how you can control and prevent this foot condition.

5 Ways You Can Control Your Foot Odour:

  1. Practice proper foot hygiene
  2. Wear socks with your shoes
  3. Wear moisture wicking, in other words, repellent, socks (and shoes).
  4. Use foot powder
  5. Use foot and shoe deodorant. Gehwol products are highly recommended!
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Practice proper foot hygiene

Wash your feet daily, not neglecting to wash and dry well in between the toes to help reduce bacterial and fungal load on the foot. Use an antibacterial soap in lukewarm water and once in a while, exfoliate your feet using a foot file.

Wear socks with your shoes

Wearing socks with your closed toe shoes is the simplest way you can control your foot odour. It not only reduces the friction between your skin and the interior of your footwear, but it also reduces the accumulation of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. Make sure to wash your socks regularly and wear a new, clean, and dry pair every day

Moisture wicking socks (and shoes)

Cotton, wool, bamboo socks will help to wick the moisture away from the skin keep the feet dry. Socks with anti-bacterial components such as, copper, silver, and zinc are also a good option.  In the same way, stay away from shoes made of materials that provide poor ventilation like leather, rubber, and other synthetic materials.

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Foot Powder For Foot Odour

Applying foot powder helps to absorb moisture on the foot and reduce sweating, which is usually the cause of foot odour. Using a foot powder with antifungal properties will also protect against fungal infections. Remember, fungus love moist and dark environments. Try Gehwol Med Foot Powder to fight against odour, excess moisture, and fungal infections.

Foot Powder
Gehwol Med Foot Powder

Foot And Shoe Deodorant For Foot Odour

Gehwol also carries a line of foot and shoe deodorants, both in cream and spray format. Gehwol Med Deodorant Foot Cream utilizes a combination of  Manuka oil and active zinc oxides help to protect the skin from bacteria and fungi, eliminate foot odours, and leave the skin soft and protected. If you prefer a spray format, Gehwol Foot and Shoe Deodorizing Spray can also be used to spray into your shoes. It’s especially great for athletes on the go!

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Gehwol Deodorant Foot Cream and Gewhol Foot & Shoe Deodorizing Spray




Worry Not!

Regain your confidence by following these simple steps to odour-free feet. We pride ourselves in effectively communicating your concerns and needs as comfortable as possible. Call anytime to ask about your specific concern and we’ll make sure to provide actionable steps towards getting your feet as happy and healthy as possible!

Call us at 416-769-FEET (3338) or Book Your Assessment Today!


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