The Jakarta Post
Wearing new shoes can be a fun yet painful experience for some, especially women. (Shutterstock/File)
New shoes often mean blisters and scarring. Many leave them be, but there are actually several things you can do to avoid and cure this problem.
As compiled by kompas.com, New York dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman gives the details below.
Dab some powder
Dabbing some powder on the affected area, especially water resistant powder, can help reduce the friction between your feet and the surface of your shoes, says Jaliman.
Insert a backstop
Inserting a backstop such as an adhesive bandage can also help reduce friction between your foot and your shoes. Jaliman says this is because of the bandage’s soft surface.
Plants like aloe vera can be used to treat scars caused by friction inside the shoes. Aloe vera itself contains an anti-inflammatory substance that helps relieves pain.
Use an acne patch
Acne patches contain a hydrocolloid dressing used to relieve swollen acne. Even so, these patches can also be used to treat foot scarring.
The acne patches are thin and flexible, and have a gel-like texture that is capable of absorbing bacteria and concealing irritation.
Making use of green tea
Jaliman suggests using green tea to treat blisters and scarring as it also contains an anti-inflammatory substance.
To treat the scars, brew two bags of green tea in boiling water. After pouring the tea into a glass and letting the tea bags cool down, put the bags on top of the scar. (anm/kes)