5 Safe Ways to Get Rid of Your Blisters Fast

blistersBlisters and the summer go hand-in-hand. Shoes that served you well all winter long can be transformed into foot-gnawing monsters. All that sweat and moisture coming into contact with your tender skin can lead to painful, blistery disasters. And the only thing worse than getting a blister is figuring out how to deal with it. How do you get rid of it? Do you pop it? Is there a cream you can put on it?

If you do a quick search on the Internet on the subject, you'll quickly be overwhelmed with options. But how do you know which are the most medically sound and safest? The last thing you want to do is make an already yucky situation worse by getting an infection. Never fear, we've rounded up the 5 best methods to heal your blisters fast and safely. 


1.) Aloe Vera

Aloe is a natural anti-inflammatory. It will reduce the swelling and provide cooling relief AND moisture. Yes, yes, and yes. More please! 

2.) Apple Cider Vinegar

This is a great disinfectant once your blister pops. But be careful! It's vinegar after all and will pack one heck of a wallop sting-wise. Maybe just stick to the over-the-counter treatments.

3.) Deodorant 

This one is so weird but so true. This actually prevents blisters. If you've bought shoes you thought would be fine and then find yourself being rubbed raw, slide a little D.O. on your skin. The strap will glide over the skin instead of adhering to it.

4.) Green Tea Soak

Just like aloe, green tea is super anti-inflammatory, which makes a cooling soak just the ticket. Ahhhh, tea. So refreshing! 

5.) Time

Blisters will heal if given time. Although it's tempting, try NOT to pop or drain the blister. That can lead to an infection and even more pain. Who wants that? Nobody.

How do you treat blisters when you get them?


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