Is there any beauty situation direr than having a swollen blister on your foot? We don’t think so. But thanks to the years of preventing and treating this agonizing problem, we learned more than a dozen of tricks on how you can easily prevent or treat your blisters – and here are five of those tricks to help you live a rather blister-free life.
- Get a Shoe That Perfectly Fits. The easiest way to deal with blisters is to actually not have them in the first place, and the simplest way to do this is to stretch out your new shoes. Just dampen a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and rub it on the insides of your shoes. The alcohol will encourage your shoes to stretch a bit and mould into the contours of your feet, ensuring that you’ll get a perfect customized fit that has a zero risk of blisters.
- Purchase a Friction Block Stick. Blisters are often caused by friction, which means you’ll be able to get rid of your blister problems if you eliminate friction. This is why Band-Aid Active Friction Block Stick is such a godsend product. All you’ve got to do is swipe this deodorant-like product on the blister-prone area in your foot, and you’re good to go. Just remember though, that this stick only prevents blisters and doesn’t treat it.
- Apply Some Clear Nail Polish. Although it’s unconventional, this trick actually works. Try using this trick to a friction blister that hasn’t filled up with fluid yet. The clear polish will act as an occlusive agent that’ll protect your skin and keep the blister from popping.
- Wear Ouch Pouches. Prone to having blisters on your toes? Then try wearing Ouch Pouches. These mini-socks are designed to protect your feet from the rigors of pointed shoes, as well as to add some extra padding in certain areas of your feet so that even the sleekest pumps will fit you perfectly.
- Use Band-Aids. If all else fails, there’s just one product you should have on hand to protect your blisters – Band-Aids. These bad boys has a good staying power, freeing you from the worries of the strip accidentally sticking to your sore spot, or peeling off. A regular size Band-Aid strip is perfect for blisters on the toes and on the top of your feet, while the larger ones are ideal for the blisters on your heels.
Getting blisters can be really frustrating, but by following these easy and simple tricks you finally be able to keep blisters at bay and wear any kind of footwear that you want.