Foot soaks are a great way to relax and get your feet nice and clean. They have many different benefits, from getting rid of fungus to helping with dry skin, to relieving stress after a long workout.
In this post, we are going to teach you everything you need to know about foot fungus and how to prepare a foot soak for dealing with athlete’s foot.
Let’s get started.
What is foot fungus?
Foot fungus is an infection of the skin caused by germs that live in dead cells. There are more than 80 types of fungi on the feet, most of which are not harmful.
The most common foot fungus is athlete's foot, which affects up to 25% of people at some point or another. Usually, the infection grows between the toes, but it can also spread to the soles, toenails, and other parts of the body.
A small crack in your skin can allow fungi to enter your body. You can catch it by touching infected people, or by walking barefoot in warm, moist areas, such as a locker room or public pool.
Where do fungi thrive?
Moisture, darkness, and warmth are ideal conditions for fungi. There are over 250,000 sweat glands on each foot, which is why fungi love them. Keeping your feet dry and letting your shoes air out will prevent the spread of foot fungus.
How to prevent foot fungi from spreading
Athlete's foot is highly contagious. It is spread by contact with an infected individual or surface, such as towels, floors, and shoes. It’s key that you wear sandals in public pools, showers, and locker rooms. Also, avoid sharing shoes, unwashed bedding, and towels.
Use Trihard's Active Foot Pre & Post Workout Spray to disinfect and deodorize your feet and shoes before and after a workout. This will help to prevent foot and nail infections by removing bacteria.
Additionally, when applied pre-workout, it will prevent friction between your shoes and feet. Used post-workout, it will relieve discomfort while hydrating your skin and giving you a refreshing feeling.
How to prepare a foot soak for fungus
There are several different types of foot soaks you can try, some of them will work better and faster with some types of fungus and then not work on others, so it's important to identify the type of fungus you have.
Trihard’s Active Foot Soak contains Sea salts which have strong antibacterial and antifungal properties. And it has Tea tree oil, which is also known to be effective in eliminating bacteria, making it a great natural treatment for athlete’s foot.
Additionally, the Active Foot Soak cleanses and dries out blisters while relieving pain, itch, and burns, as well as eliminating odors caused by sweat and bacteria.
Here is a step-by-step to prepare your foot soak:
- Fill a basin with warm water, make sure to cover the feet up to the ankles.
- Add one cup of Trihard’s Trihard’s Active Foot Soak to the water.
- Mix it well until it fully dissolves.
- Soak the feet for at least 20 minutes.
- Rinse your feet to remove the salts.
- Dry thoroughly.
Alternative foot soaks
There are other foot soaks you can try depending on the benefits you're looking for. Here are some of them:
- Epsom salt foot soaks help ease inflammation, remove dead skin cells, and relieve pain in muscles.
- Foot soaks made from bentonite clay treat fungal infections and foot odor.
- Apple cider vinegar foot soaks deodorize and eliminate bacteria that cause odors on your feet.
- Baking soda and sea salt foot soaks exfoliate the skin, soothe itching, and clean the feet.
- Foot soaks containing hydrogen peroxide are useful for easing skin irritations and allergies.
Foot soaks are a great way to relax, get your feet nice and clean, and can help with everything from fungus to dry skin.
Foot fungus is an infection of the skin caused by germs that live in dead cells. It can be caught by touching infected people or by walking barefoot in warm, moist areas.
One of the most common types of foot fungus is Athlete’s foot. Athlete's foot is highly contagious and can be spread by sharing shoes, bedding, and towels.
Use Trihard's Active Foot Pre & Post Workout Spray to prevent foot and nail infections by getting rid of bacteria and hydrating your skin.
A foot soak for fungus can be prepared by mixing one cup of Trihard's Active Foot Soak with warm water, covering the feet up to the ankles. Soak the feet for at least 20 minutes, then rinse them to remove the salts.
Alternative foot soaks include Epsom salt foot soaks, bentonite clay foot soaks, and foot soaks with coconut oil.