Here are some simple ways to get rid of those painful bubbles on your feet. By Claire Ang
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Popping your blisters isn’t recommended, as you’ll be at a higher risk of an infection. Try these alternative methods to make your blisters disappear faster instead.
1. Soak your feet
Treat your blister by soaking your feet in a tub of warm water with Epsom salts. This will help to soften the blister, which encourages it to drain naturally. Plus, it’ll help to reduce the swelling too. Another alternative is to soak your feet in green tea. It’ll help to quicken the healing process with its anti-inflammatory properties.
2. Apply aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel will help to calm damaged skin and reduce any swelling or redness since it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. It also hydrates the skin, thus helping the blister to heal easily.
3. Dab apple cider vinegar
This may sting a little, but apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties that help prevent your popped blisters from getting infected. Simply use a cotton swab to apply onto the affected area.
4. Use deodorant
It’s hard for your blister to heal if it’s constantly exposed to moisture and friction. Applying a layer of deodorant (an anti- perspirant one would work best) will help to keep your feet dry and reduce the friction between your feet and shoes.