Got a new shoe? A blister is one of the most common complaints that we talk about whenever we get that new pair of shoe.
Here are some tips to help you to prevent the blister from attacking your feet!
A blister is a small bubble on the skin that filled with serum and caused by friction, burning or other damage. The small bubble from the blister can be in any size. Our feet are the most commonplace for us to get a blister.
#1. Is the shoe's yours?
Shoes are often causing the blister at our foot. Therefore, getting the right size and shape of the shoes can be a big step in avoiding our feet from getting a blister. Get a shoe that fits well on your feet. If it keeps slipping and your toes are rubbing against the wall of the shoes, then that shoe is not yours.
- Take an only short walk or run with your new shoes and gradually increase the distance.
- When choosing your shoe size, have a finger's width of length between the end of your toes and the end of your shoes. It will allow your feet to expand while walking and provide enough room for your feet to breathe.
#2. Toughening your feet
Soft and baby feet can easily cause your feet to blister. However, having a bit of callus on your feet will not hurt. Calluses will help to toughen your feet against blisters.
Build up your walking time consistently can help to develop protective calluses on your feet.
- Always make sure to moisturise your feet with a good moisturiser to ensure that the calluses are not overdeveloped.
#3. Find the right socks.
Good socks are from synthetics materials such as polyester and acrylics because fibres wick moisture away from the surface of your skin. It is good to invest in good socks as it can longer than a cheap one and save you money in the long run.
- Find socks that the seams that will not rub your toes. This not only will make you uncomfortable but also will create friction when you are walking.
- Get socks with the right thickness, so your feet will not feel too stuffy when you wear them with your shoes.
#4. Keep your feet dry.
Sometimes we cannot help it because our feet are exposed to any all type of moist out there - sweet, puddles, dew or even rain.
- Antiperspirant: According to a military study, a special heavy-duty antiperspirant on feet can reduce blisters. However, regular antiperspirant will do too. It just that we need to apply it a bit more frequent.
- Cornstarch or talcum powder: Sprinkle cornstarch or talcum powder on your socks and shoes to keep your feet dry.