Changing shoes is all part and parcel of the changing seasons and while trying on new styles is a fun way to bring in the summer, dealing with blisters is not. Getting your feet ready for sandals can take a little time and if you’re breaking new shoes in, you’ve probably already had to deal with a whole range of foot issues. What if there were another way to get around blisters? Time and patience can help to heal your feet but by using these at-home cures, you can change things for the better all the more quickly!
- Use Epsom Salt
If you’re already dealing with the aftermath of a new pair of shoes, try investing in a pot of Epsom salt. When blisters hit, soaking your feet in a tub of warm water and the salt 2 to 3 times a week can help to reduce any swelling and ease up friction. When your feet are dry, cover the wounds with a clean dressing. You will get a huge amount of relief and your feet will back in great shape in no time at all!
- Top Up On Moisturizer
Blisters normally come about as a result of friction, so if your shoes are rubbing you, try hydrating the rough patches. By moisturizing your feet as much as possible, you can eliminate any dryness which is much more likely to be the cause of any blisters. Keeping things smooth and supple will reduce your pain and make breaking in your new shoes a walk in the park.
- Leave It To Nature
Popping your blister can be a very tempting prospect but in reality, this is one of the worst things that you can do to your feet. When you lance your own blister, you increase your chances of contracting an infection and worsening the wound. Blisters are natural Band-Aids so by leaving them to heal on their own, you can protect your skin further.