August 21 2017
No more chafe cream made and marketed for athletes only; these products are for all women who want solutions to chub rub and boob sweat.
As runners, many of us have dealt with nagging blisters that make our runs less enjoyable. It’s common for them to appear on the heel, arch, toes and even under the ball of the foot. Although some blisters are painless, others can be quite painful and irritating.
A common type of blister is the friction blister. According to World Of Sport Science, this happens when “the epidermis, or outer layer, of the human skin becomes separated from the dermis, the layer of skin below,” leaving a bubble or a small lump under the skin’s surface. There are a myriad of different reasons why we develop blisters, and what causes one person to get a blister may not affect another person at all. Some blisters are caused by the type of socks we wear or any new shoes we run in. More often than not, it’s the moisture or heat that our feet produce and socks trap that are responsible for blisters.
Another type of blister is the blood one. The World Of Sport Science claims that this type of blister “results from either a direct blow to the skin, or when the skin is pinched as a result of being caught between two harder objects.” Blood blisters are often red but can turn dark purple or black over time. These blisters can occur if you are running in sneakers that are too small.
As a runner, I’ve had my fair share of blisters. One thing I’ve learned is that it’s essential to take care of them before they lead to infection. Here are some ways to treat blisters and prevent them in the future: