Why you should wear socks

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - IANS

Do you pack your socks with win­ter clothes as soon as the tem­per­a­tures rise? Change that prac­tice right away. You may feel hot in sum­mers or sticky dur­ing mon­soon months, but it’s a good idea to put on a pair of socks to main­tain hy­giene. Here’s how socks help you:

UV rays from the sun can cause dam­age to your skin. Wear socks to pre­vent your feet from tan­ning in bright sunny days.

Socks pro­tect your feet from dust and pol­lu­tion all day. It keeps Ath­letes Foot, Cal­lus, and other fun­gal in­fec­tions at bay.

Breath­able cot­ton socks dur­ing hot days help ab­sorb some of the mois­ture from your feet, while pro­vid­ing a light weight look and feel.

In hot and hu­mid days, it pre­vents sweat from rub­bing on to your trousers and keep­ing you in pris­tine con­di­tion.

Wear wick­ing socks when ex­er­cis­ing out­doors. Un­like cot­ton, wick­ing socks take mois­ture away from skin and help the skin breathe eas­ier. They al­low bet­ter health and a bet­ter en­vi­ron­ment.

There’s noth­ing worse than feet odour. Not wear­ing socks with shoes can easily lead to smelly feet, as a lot of sweat will be ab­sorbed by the in­soles or the up­pers of shoes, caus­ing odour.

Mois­turise your feet be­fore wear­ing socks. Socks will keep the mois­ture in place all through the day. With­out socks, your feet are prone to dry­ness and cracks.

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