|Bare Feet and Blister Free|
While many people in our little town go out barefoot, I am not quite that brave and I live to look hot by wearing strappy heels or other pretty shoes when I go to dinner, movies or wherever. The problem is I then get blisters. I hate blisters!
So what will help? I did some research and found helpful tips. Hubby weighed in and told me that when he used to run marathons, he'd soak his feet in tannic acid or strong tea, twice a day in the two or three weeks before a marathon. This toughens the feet and prevents blisters.
Other suggestions included double-layering socks, synthetic socks, padded socks and other unuseable "tips". Cornstarch and talcum powder should keep the feet dry. In the Army, they use heavy-duty antiperspirant.
I mean - imagine walking around in a sexy LBD and thick padded socks under strappy evening sandals! Unless of course you want to seem to float in the clouds (of baby powder)...
|Jane won't have any blisters|
Oh well, as they say, "no pain, no gain". I decided to use the "prevention is better than cure" approach backwards and found some amazing blister-busting remedies. For me blisters don't only occur in shoes, but also when I cook. Unfortunately I love cooking and therefore it is a perpetual problem on my clumsy body.
Here are my tips:
Honey is soothing and has natural antibiotic properties. Slap it on the blister. It will become more runny from your body heat and drip off (messy story). When this happens, wipe it off and then apply ice to your blistered body part. Repeat this until the pain is gone - about 3-4 times should suffice.
#2: Baby Bum Cream
|Give back my bum cream!|
I kid you not - it works for all kinds of skin ailments. I have a huge tub of baby bum cream (and there has been no baby in the house in almost 10 years).
Most bum creams contain zinc (which is excellent for those pesky spots that appear before an important date), but look for one with tea tree, chammomile and aloe.
I'm going to take this a step further and put the bum cream on before going out tonight and see how that works!