Keeping your feet dry is important in preventing blisters, warts, and fungal skin and nail problems. Consider incorporating the following tips into your daily routine to keep your feet dry and your foot health hygiene optimized:
- Remove the liners from your shoes.
- Place your shoes next to a heat source to encourage complete drying.
- Dry your feet thoroughly after bathing and/or swimming, especially between your toes.
- Wear Cool-Max or wool toe socks to keep moisture away from the skin of your feet.
- Put baby powder in your shoes. Baby powder will help keep your shoes dry while you’re wearing them.
- Use natural medicated foot powder in your shoes to keep your feet dry and reduce foot and shoe odors.
- Dry out your shoes between uses, as this helps remove moisture and discourages the growth of odor-producing bacteria and fungus.
- Purchase a shoe dryer. This is a plug-in dryer that circulates warm air inside your shoes or boots while they’re suspended on a pole.
- Buy socks that contain NO COTTON. Cotton holds moisture next to your skin and can contribute to the above-mentioned problems.
Dry feet are happy feet! Avoid foot problems (including unpleasant odors) by using these helpful tips to keep your feet dry.