Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sweaty Sandal Feet Remedy

Wacky Beauty Tip

Prevent blisters and stinky feet with antiperspirant or deodorant.

Does it work? Sure does, so get rolling or spraying.

“Sweaty feet cause blisters because of the combination of moisture and friction,” explains Crystal Murray Holmes, a podiatrist and clinical instructor at the University of Michigan Medical School, especially if your shoes are too big, tight or wide.

“Using antiperspirant creates a barrier between your feet and socks or shoes to decrease friction and prevents sweat glands from producing moisture,” she says.

How to use it: Roll or spray antiperspirant or deodorant on your soles and between your toes. Also, wear socks made of fabrics that wick sweat away from the skin – microfiber works well – and make sure your shoes fit properly.


  1. I'm not sure how I feel about this.
    I don't know if I could handle the wet deodorant on my feet...maybe an invisible solid? And one should definitely have a separate deodorant for feet than pits. ..then again, they're both pretty stinky areas.

    OH! spray deodorant! no touching of the feet. win win.

  2. Yeah, I think spray deoderant would be the only way to go here...

  3. Maybe I could pass this along to some men at the gym? You think?

  4. My first thought was, 'You're not going to use EXPENSIVE clinical stuff, are you?!?'

    Jimmie has some spray stuff. I think I'll try that. I guess the trick is letting it dry on your feet BEFORE you put your shoes on!

  5. Hmmm -- I think the spray would be worth a try!