Sweating is a normal, essential body function that balances the body temperature and body water. However, having sweaty feet at times could majorly mess with your health and well being. In fact, excessive sweating of the feet can lead to numerous fungal infections such as foot odor, athlete’s foot, or toenail fungus.
Fortunately, there is a highly effective, all-natural elixir that can provide a health-promoting and cooling treat for your feet. You may not know it already, it’s apple cider vinegar one of the most versatile items in our households, it provides powerful antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
Therefore, by soaking your feet in ACV every week you will get an extremely beneficial treatment for your feet. In addition, numerous studies have approved that the use of apple cider vinegar can kill the fungi and microbes that cause a bad odor in your feet.
How to use ACV to detoxify your body and take proper care of your feet:
According to the studies, Vinegar does not kill the fungus that causes athlete’s foot. However, it may help draw the moisture out, which makes the environment less inviting for fungus.
For dry feet
Vinegar foot soaks may also soothe dry, cracked feet. Use cool water, as hot water can dry your skin out. Soak nightly, and then moisturize your toes and wear socks. Soaking too often or for too long can cause your toes to get drier, therefore make use of this skillet properly for dry and cracked feet.
Treat Toenail Fungus
Soaking your feet in ACV daily has a very good curative effect on toenail fungus. Just as with assisting with Athletes’ foot, ACV which contains acetic acid helps to stop the growth of the toenail fungi and allows it to heal faster.
Reduce foot odor
Foot odor can result from sweating. Sometimes , foot odor is made worse by the growth of bacteria and fungi on the feet and in footwear. Vinegar is antifungal and antimicrobial, so soaking your feet in a vinegar bath may help to kill the bacteria or fungi that’s causing foot odor.
Softens corns and calluses
An excessive buildup of dead cells and friction from shoes can cause calluses on your feet.
The acetic acid in vinegar acts as an exfoliant and emollient, which is ideal for removing dead skin and softening hard sports.
Soaking your feet in vinegar can increases the moisture levels in the skin after this liquid is absorbed. Over time, it improves the appearance of feet.
Making your apple cider vinegar foot soak is really quite simple. All you need is a shallow tub/basin, apple cider vinegar, and water. Here’s how to do it:
• Add 2 cups of lukewarm water to your basin along with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Continue with a 2:1 ratio until your tub/basin is full.
• Optional: Salt is said to enhance the effects of a vinegar foot soak because it binds sweat and kills bacteria. If you wish, add ⅓ cup salt to the mixture.
• Leave your feet in the foot soak for at least 20 minutes. This allows the apple cider vinegar to work its magic.
• Don’t soak your feet more than twice a week – you don’t want to strain them.