Vinegar is said to have a lot of benefits not only for the feet but for our body as a whole. It prevents the bacteria and fungi and other harmful microbes to enter our body. Similarly, when we soak our feet in vinegar, it forms a protective shield and stops the growth of bacteria, fungus and harmful microbes. Not only that, vinegar has umpteen uses, it can be used in the kitchen or in the house as a cleaning agent or for alternative medicine.
It is because this magical potion contains acetic acid which is full of antimicrobial properties and fuels the vinegar to act as an all-purpose liquid. Different types of vinegar contain different amounts of acetic acid. Such as, cider of wine vinegar contains about 5 to 7 per cent of acetic acid whereas white vinegar is comprised of 4 to 7 per cent. So, now that we know enough about vinegar let’s start the process of pampering our feet and check out how to make the foot soak.
Here’s How To Prepare The Foot Soak
Use the following recipe to make the vinegar water foot soak. Fill a tub with 1 cup of vinegar. Then, add 2 cups of warm water. Add more vinegar and water in 1: 2 ratio till the tub is full. Finally, soak your feet in this solution for about 10 to 20 minutes. Repeat this process over and over daily, to get rid of your severe foot problems. Remember the types of vinegar you use, makes a great deal of difference. So, we suggest you avoid the use of fruit or herbal vinegar as those might contain some additives and may not be able to provide proper relief.
This Foot Soak Helps You To Get Rid Of Foot Odours
The accumulation of sweat on the feet skin results in foot odours. Regular sweating can build up this smell around your feet. In fact, there are some people whose feet sweat even without them being involved in any strenuous activity that may cause sweat. In addition to that, foot odours can worsen when combined with certain types of bacteria and fungi that are present both on the feet and the footwear we use.
To put an end to foot odours, all you have to do is soak your feet in vinegar water solution for 10-20 minutes and that will kill all the harmful odour causing microbes. Just remember to wash your feet with soap before and after dipping your foot in the mixture.
Vinegar And Water Foot Soak Helps You Cure Athlete's Foot
Athlete’s foot is a common infectious disease that happens due to a certain type of fungi. The fungi grow in a warm, dark and moist environment which is created when we wear shoes and completely closed footwear. The infection often develops in between the toes and makes the skin, dry and chappy, sensitive and susceptible to damage. Being barefoot in public areas can lead to such fungal infections like athlete’s foot.
So, before your condition worsen prepare a warm solution of this foot soak and dip your feet in the water-vinegar tub for good 20-25 minutes. To cure diseases such as this one. You will also have to be particular about the regularity of this procedure.
This Procedure May Also Provide Protection Against Warts
Warts grow as a result of a viral attack. The virus that causes warts is known as human papillomavirus (HPV). And, this virus can be passed from one person to another with a close contact with the skin. The acetic acid present in the vinegar can help you provide protection against warts and may also treat feet warts that may as one of the various uses of vinegar.
Stay tuned to Her Zindagi for more articles like this.
(Image Courtesy: Pinterest, Warts, Foxnews)