EVERYONE IMMEDIATELY THINKS OF ODOROUS SWEAT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT SWEAT. WE ALL KNOW THE SMELL OF STINKING SWEAT. EVERYONE SWEATS BUT SOME ALSO HAVE A ODOUR OF PERSPIRATION. EVERYONE SWEATS ... AFTER A DAY OF SPORTS, A LONG FLIGHT, FROM STRESS OR TENSION OR EVEN WHEN FALLING IN LOVE
Why is it that sweat smells? Actually, it is not even the sweat that causes the stink. In fact, it is the bacteria that are present everywhere on our skin and multiply in a humid, warm environment. Everyone can suffer from it like on a hot day. Sweat mainly arises in those areas of the body where it gets extra warm, such as under the armpits or at the feet.
Scattered over our skin are sweat glands that produce our sweat. This sweat production plays a role in the temperature control of our body. If the temperature becomes too high, we sweat. We then evaporate water (sweat), causing the skin to cool down and the temperature to drop.
WHAT ARE NOW THE SOLUTIONS AGAINST SMELLY FEET
Today, everyone uses a preventive deodorant to neutralise emerging odours of sweat. There are also countless products for sale against sweaty feet from sprays to insoles.
Most products on the market now reduce sweating or mask the unpleasant smell. Disabling our sweat process is not good. The skin is one of the excretory organs of our body.
Sweating and especially the smell are a problem for our feet. A good drainage of moisture and a sufficient ventilation are very important. However, it is not feasible for everyone to walk around in open shoes on a daily basis. In our Western world it is not common to wear sandals or other open shoes all year round.
THE ONLY NATURAL SOLUTION
Because we cannot prevent sweating, there is only one thing left. And that's combating the bacteria that cause the smell. Preventing the multiplication of bacteria can roughly take place in 2 ways:
1. Kill the produced bacteria
2. Make sure your feet and armpit stay as dry as possible by draining the moisture and venting these places.