While splashing in puddles and enjoying steaming hot chai are perks of the monsoon, the season does have its downsides. Foot odour is one of them. Rain and humidity can be a death trap for open feet leading to fungi and foot odour problems. To make sure you don’t have to deal with any of these, especially nasty foot odour, here are 6 effective measures that can help…

ponds dream flower fragrant talc

Before you slide your feet into a pair of shoes, dust them generously with the Pond’s Dream Flower Fragrant Talc. The satin textured powder feels soft against the skin and absorbs sweat with ease. This keeps away odour and makes feet smell floral and fragrant even when it gets humid.

A revitalising foot soak will curb odour while giving your feet a break. In a basin of warm water, stir 4 tablespoons of epsom salt and 3 drops of lavender oil. Soak your feet in the water until it goes cold and then pat them dry. Epsom salt is an efficient astringent which prevents excess sweat and fragrant lavender oil is an antibacterial agent. Together, they kill bacteria and stop sweat for happy feet.

foot care hacks

For a quick foot care hack to kill odour, make a foot rub potion by mixing 3 tablespoons of vinegar with 4 drops of tea tree oil. Massage this mixture thoroughly into the feet, over the soles and in between the toes. Leave them for 2 – 3 hours and wash off while bathing. Vinegar is highly acidic in nature and destroys fungus and infections. Tea tree oil, a popular skin care secret, is also anti-bacterial and antifungal. When combined, they make a potent combination that stops bacteria from the get-go.

Especially in the monsoon, it’s important to make foot care a priority to prevent infection and smelly feet. As much as possible, opt for open shoes to allow ventilation for the feet. If that isn’t possible, always use cotton socks as they’ll allow your feet to breathe. Once you are home, rinse and dry your shoes regularly to prevent the accumulation of moisture which can in turn breed bacteria.

Vaseline intensive care deep restore body lotion

Remember that it isn’t just your face and body that need nourishment, it’s your feet too! Moisturised, healthy feet stop the spread of infection that causes foot odour. To keep them that way, dry your feet thoroughly once you are out of the bath. Then apply the Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion all over your toes, soles and ankles. Its amazing formula is enriched with pure oat extract and Stratys 3 multi-layer moisture. This gives the skin a much needed boost of hydration for it to stay healthy and nourished all day long.

A simple home remedy for a foot odour is a combination of baking powder and cornstarch. Mix 2 tablespoons of each thoroughly and sprinkle the powder over your feet before you wear footwear. The baking powder works as an active neutralizer to cut out foot odour and the cornstarch absorbs moisture easily.