Smelly feet has to be one of the most annoying issues to crop up in the rainy season. It is fairly common too, which means you have to update your personal care regimen to accommodate foot care as well. The rise in humidity and the dampness in your footwear serve as the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and lead to odour.

Smelly feet can be embarrassing, especially when you step into an air-conditioned room after being out in the rain all day. Fortunately, it’s not that difficult to keep your feet feeling dry and smelling fresh, even if it’s pouring out. Here are some ways to avoid bad smelling feet in the monsoon season.

 

01. Keep odour causing bacteria away

01. Keep odour causing bacteria away

Maintain proper hygiene in the rainy season and wash your feet every time they come in contact with rainwater. Use an antibacterial body wash to clean your feet in the shower; make sure to clean hard to reach spots, like in-between your toes. Dry your feet properly before stepping out again.

BB picks: Lever Ayush Purifying Turmeric Soap

 

02. Detox with foot masks

02. Detox with foot masks

Give yourself an at-home foot detox once a week. You can DIY your own Foot detox masks using ingredients such as activated charcoal, bentonite clay and Epsom salt to suck out toxins from your body through the soles of your feet. Detoxing pads drenched in deodorising ingredients do wonders to freshen up feet the feet. They are also a good excuse to clean your toenail properly as dirt getting stuck under them can cause odour. While you are at it, clip them too!

 

03. Exfoliate the soles of your feet

03. Exfoliate the soles of your feet

The soles of your feet are one of the most overlooked parts of your body. Since most of us usually opt for a shower bath, the bottoms of the feet remain neglected, collecting dead skin cells and clogging pores. Relieve the extra pressure of your feet during the monsoons and exfoliate then twice a week. You can use a pumice stone or the Dove Exfoliating Pomegranate Seeds and Shea Butter Body Polish to slough off dead skin cells to keep your feet feeling soft and clean.

 

04. Talc is your pal for the rainy season

04. Talc is your pal for the rainy season

One of the reasons why your feet smell during the rainy season is because they are constantly damp. Even if you don't get your feet wet in the rain, they can sweat inside your shoes and start smelling. Apply some talcum powder to our feet before putting on your closed footwear. You can also carry a travel size talc in your bag to instantly dry your feet if you’re wearing open footwear.

BB pics: Ponds Magic Freshness Talc Powder Acacia Honey

 

05. Wear open footwear

05. Wear open footwear

It is often recommended to stick to sandals, flip flops and any kind of open footwear during the rainy season. But that’s not always feasible. An easy way to keep your feet smelling fresh all day is by stuffing some dry tea bags in your shoes. You can also invest in scented shoe inserts or rub some antiperspirant on your soles to keep odour at bay