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Show Athlete’s Foot a Clean Pair of Heels

Athlete in the starting blocksAthlete’s foot is a pest. That itching, burning, flaking condition on your feet makes you miserable.

With aloe vera cream, you have a non-toxic way of helping give athlete’s foot the boot.

A Fungus? Really?

Athlete’s foot is really called tinea pedis or often just tinea. And, yes, it is a fungus.

Maybe that word brings to mind mushrooms or squishy, slimy growths instead of dry, peeling and itching feet. But it is a fungus, nonetheless.

It most commonly takes hold between the toes or on the soles of the feet. Sometimes it can be just a persistent itch with barely any other signs. Other times it can be red, flaking, even blistering and stinging.

How Could it Happen to ME?

Close up of Athlete's foot between a man's toesYou don’t have to be an athlete to get athlete’s foot. A visit to a public shower or change room can be all it takes. It is very contagious.

Like all fungi, this one lives and grows in moist conditions. Once picked up, it will continue thriving in sweaty socks, wet towels, and gym clothes.

If untreated, it can spread to other parts of your body. For example, jock itch comes from the same fungus.

Kick It the Non-Toxic Way

Some of the recommended actions involve heavy-duty concoctions and not everyone is comfortable putting those on their skin. Here is an approach that avoids the chemicals and employs the soothing and amazing properties of aloe vera:

  • First, get your feet nice and clean. Be sure to use a wet and soapy cloth to wash them so you leave no traces of fungus on a bar of soap. Wash the cloth afterward.
  • Next, your feet need to be dry.applying cream on feet
  • Apply aloe vera cream lavishly to the affected areas. Don’t be shy and timid. Slather it on in generous quantities and massage it in. Let the aloe vera really go to work. Meanwhile, the cream should help soothe the itch.
  • Repeat two or three times a day for a few days. As your feet improve, keep up the routine.
  • Do everything you can to keep your feet clean and dry when you’re not washing them and applying the cream, of course. It’s unlikely you can sit around all day with your feet up, but you can wear socks made from natural materials like cotton or wool. These help wick moisture away from your feet. Sprinkling a little powder before putting on socks can help.
  • Do not wear sandals or flip-flops. These pieces of footwear keep moisture close to your feet and thus will help the fungus to survive. Wash them thoroughly and leave them aside until your fungus is gone.

Of course, avoid going in public change rooms and showers, like at the gym. Nobody else wants athlete’s foot.

Why Aloe Vera Cream?

Aloe has ingredients from nature. The most important of these is the aloe vera with its antiseptic, infection-fighting agents.

It is the combination of ingredients that packs a punch for the athlete’s foot fungus, and many other skin conditions, while the cream offers cool and soothing help.

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