The main problem during the monsoon months is of sweat and humidity. The feet are among the body parts where germs accumulate. Walking on pavements during the rainy season leads to sweating and fungal and bacterial infections. They need special care to combat fungal infections such as redness and itching.
Here are some ways to take care of your feet this monsoon.
- Always pay special attention to your feet when you take a bath.
- After washing, dry the feet thoroughly and apply some talcum powder.
- During the monsoon season, open sandals and slippers are the best options.
- Soak your feet in cold water and add some salt to it. This will help the feet relax.
- Avoid wearing socks during the rainy season, and if it is a must, opt for cotton socks.
- Soak your feet in a bucket full of warm water to which half a cup of coarse salt and 10 drops of orange essential oil are added. Soak for 10-15 minutes. This will help to prevent bad odor.
- Massage your feet with a lotion that is made with 3 tbsp of rose water, 1 tsp glycerin, and 2 tbsp of lemon juice. Apply generously on the feet. This will help the feet stay soft.
- It is important to ensure that your feet are dry. Damp feet, socks, and shoes make a deadly combination especially during the monsoons! Do not wear closed shoes during the rainy season as it will increase the moisture content and will be the cause of fungal infections.
- If you experience irritation between the toes, do not ignore, for it could be because of some fungal infection.
- Keep your toenails short as they can otherwise accumulate dirt and germs.
- Always make it a habit to dry your shoes and never wear wet footwear.