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Foot ailments are real and painful.
A lot of us may not be aware that wearing tight or ill-fitting socks is the cause of these problems. How can something as innocuous as socks cause such serious trouble? Believe it or not, they do.
Foot care is an essential part of maintaining overall hygiene. Read the blog to learn more about how you can steer clear of these problems with these easy tips.
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Happy feet lead to a happy life.
Getting rid of embarrassing odors or avoiding frequent foot infections is not that difficult. All you need to do is to prevent conditions for germs to grow on your feet.
In an earlier blog, we talked about moisture-wicking socks and how they help in keeping feet healthy. Read the blog here.
Today we will take you through some of the ways that you can maintain proper hygiene simply and easily. Step 1, just take a close look at your sock drawer. Step 2, follow our guide to identify the problems with your existing socks and get the pair that makes you comfortable, keeps your feet dry, and leaves a smile on your face all day long.
You get athlete’s foot frequently: Damp socks promote fungal infections that give rise to problems like athlete’s foot.
You have painful wounds: Bacteria thrive in damp, warm, and dirty environments. If your socks do not protect against bacterial growth, you may be getting painful wounds on your feet and toenails.
You have blisters: Blisters are caused due to poor or ill-fitting socks which cannot as an effective barrier against microbial attacks. They may not be caused by germs but invite germ attacks and can lead to skin infections.
You get a bunion, and ingrown toenails: Bunions and ingrown toenails are issues that make a perfect environment for infections to grow. The dampness of the feet and the warm environmental conditions can make your infections severe.
You have/ had Plantar Warts: Plantar warts are caused by a virus that enters the skin through microscopic cracks. The virus thrives in warm and moist areas and can be contracted from others.
You have foot odor: Foot odor is a direct result of sweat, dirt, and bacteria.
You have trench foot: Trench foot is a condition that happens when the feet are wet for long hours and are kept in unsanitary conditions. It leads to issues such as tropical ulcers and gangrene.
Believe it or not, the damp conditions inside the shoes are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria lead to the above problems. The odor problems you face are also a result of the bacteria and not your sweat.
The bacteria naturally exist on our skin. It becomes important to make sure your socks are clean, and fresh, and have anti-bacterial properties to reduce the growth of microbes.
Anti-bacterial socks are the easiest and simplest way to tackle this situation.
Certain socks are manufactured with materials that have anti-microbial properties that can help reduce the growth of unwanted bacteria. This way, even though your feet still produce sweat, the antibacterial treatment prevents the proliferation of bacteria.
A good pair of antimicrobial socks should have bioactive fibers that control the growth of bacteria and solve your bacterial problems.
Bamboo is a unique plant with natural anti-bacterial properties.
The bamboo plant has Bamboo Kun. Bamboo Kun is a natural anti-microbial bioagent that helps fight germs and fungus. That is why socks made of bamboo fiber keep the feet healthy and prevent infections of the feet and toenails.
Apart from protecting against infections, bamboo has the following amazing properties:
Moisture absorption: Bamboo socks have microscopic holes that provide ventilation to the feet. It absorbs moisture faster, wicks away from the feet, and keeps your fresh and dry for long hours.
Temperature regulation: Bamboo’s insulating properties help keep feet warm in winter. In warm weather, it absorbs moisture or sweat and maintains the temperature.
Hypoallergenic: Bamboo does not cause or trigger allergies. It is the perfect option for people with sensitive skin.
Super soft: Bamboo is a super soft fabric, like silk. Socks made of bamboo fiber are comfortable especially for older adults and young children. The super-soft fabric reduces the chances of friction between shoes and feet.
Sustainable: Bamboo is 100% natural and biodegradable. Its bamboo Kun also gives it natural protection against pests and bugs. Therefore, the bamboo plant does not require fertilizers or pesticides.
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Bamboo is an eco-friendly and multifunctional plant. Bamboo is becoming a worldwide sensation for its anti-bacterial properties.
Bamboo fiber socks’ built-in protection and resistance against bacteria give you the freedom of being infection-free.
The antibacterial properties of bamboo socks also give extended life to the socks.