What are the health risks of not wearing cotton socks

Update:25 Jul 2020

1. Increase the chance of trauma and infection: Wearing […]

1. Increase the chance of trauma and infection:

Wearing shoes barefoot exposes a large amount of skin on the feet, and is often bruised or bitten by mosquitoes. If you walk too much, your feet will wear blood and blisters. Airborne germs will adhere to the skin. If the skin has wounds, it will also cause infection.

2. The skin is directly "burned" by the sun:

The ultraviolet rays in the sun stimulate the skin to produce a large number of oxidative free radicals, which damage the skin cell tissue, accelerate the production of melanin, make the skin pigmented, rough, lose elasticity, and reduce the skin's resistance. According to data, a large area of ​​the skin of barefoot sandals is exposed to direct sunlight, which increases the risk of skin cancer.

3. Cause skin keratosis and dermatitis:

Frequent direct contact between the foot and the shoe tends to make the stratum corneum of the heel, toe and other parts that often come into contact with the shoe become longer and thicker, which increases the chance of corpus calluses, namely "cocoons" and "corns". In addition, some people walk barefoot for a long time, and the instep, toes and other parts of the shoes that rubbed against the shoes are prone to skin redness, pimples, blisters and other symptoms. This is because the skin is allergic to leather, rubber and other shoe materials. A type of contact dermatitis.

4. Fungal infection easily occurs:

Human feet are prone to sweat in hot weather. Wearing shoes without cotton socks, especially shoes with poor ventilation such as plastic sandals and travel shoes, will make the skin of the feet soak in sweat directly, while the fungus is in a hot and humid environment. It is very easy to grow inside, and foot fungal infection will occur.

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