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Blister-Proof Your Feet

Date: September 14, 2016      Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic      Source:  Joan Wilen & Lydia Wilen      Print:

Fall is a favorite time for long walks. But new shoes and heavy terrain can bring on the blisters! Here’s what to do…

 When you’re going to be walking a lot and/or when wearing new shoes, grease up the areas of the feet where you’re most likely to get blisters. Use petroleum jelly or any thick ointment to help resist a blister. Or dab on egg white, and let it thoroughly dry before put­ting on socks and shoes. It’ll give your feet the slippery coating they need to keep away the painful bumps.

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Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting "cures from the cupboard." They are authors of Bottom Line's Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line's Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips.