Winter, with its freezing temperatures, can be harsh on us all. Our exposed skin gets cracked and dehydrated, hair gets dry and having to wear thick socks and layers can make you feel sticky the moment you step indoors. It probably comes naturally to give extra care and attention to your face and hair, with treatment masks and such. But, what about your feet? Those two hard working soldiers that carry you everywhere you need to go, suffocating beneath thick winter socks and boots.
Sweaty feet and the resulting foot and shoe odour are conditions that can affect your confidence and even make you avoid going out in public. Perspiration is your body’s natural response to the warm environment and acts as a failsafe measure to protect your body from overheating. The skin of your body has millions of sweat glands, though, in areas such as the groin, armpit, and the soles of the feet, there may be a larger concentration. For example, the soles of your feet typically have around 250,000 sweat glands each that produce half a pint of perspiration per day. However, by itself, sweat is not a problem since it is mostly water with some amount of sodium chloride and other salts.