Summer’s temperatures are making you sweat all over the place, including your feet. However, this additional sweat might be transforming your feet into a stink bomb.

The microscopic organisms that live on your skin and in your shoes eat your sweat, creating a byproduct that smells, as indicated by a Japanese study. It’s a characteristic procedure, however fortunately you can diminish the microscopic organisms by making a drier environment for your feet, says Rondrick Williamson, DPM, a podiatrist in Atlanta, Georgia.


Soak your feet in saltwater

Salt hauls moisture out of your skin, decreasing micro oragnisms that can survive there, says Al D’Angelantonio, III, DPM, podiatrist and partner teacher of surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In a tub or a dish of warm water, break up 1/2 to 1 c salt. Splash your feet for 20 minutes. Do this consistently for two weeks.

Include some vinegar

If you need to make an unwelcoming environment for bacteria, bathe your tootsies in vinegar. It has a drying impact so the microscopic organisms starve, says Williamson. Mix one section vinegar with two sections water in a tub or a dish. Splash your feet for 30 minutes once every day for a week.

Try tea for your feet

The tea shuts your pores, lessening the sweat, says Williamson. It kills the microbes on your feet. Add two dark tea packs to 1 half quart of water and boil for 15 minutes. Include 2 quarts of cool water, and after that empty the arrangement into a tub or vast dish. Splash your feet for 30 minutes. Do this once every day for a week.