As an avid sandal wearer in the spring and summer seasons, I've become well aware of the best blister bandages for sandals. How? Funny story: While I was out on a date, I had actually gotten a really bad blister on my foot while we were walking. Even though it was quite embarrassing, my date managed to run and get a bandage at a nearby drugstore and brought it back to me. It convinced me that my date was a true gentleman, but also that I should always carry a pack of some Band-Aids in my purse.
But first thing's first: How do we get blisters, and why do we get them from our sandals? According to Wonderopolis, "A blister is a skin condition in which friction from two surfaces rubbing together causes an area of skin to become raised with a watery liquid just beneath the skin. They’re basically fluid-filled bumps that look like bubbles." Yes, all those long walks on the beach with a new pair of sandals can definitely contribute to the horrible blisters you end up getting.
But that shouldn't stop you from wearing sandals. I'm sure many of you can relate to the uncomfortable feeling of having a really sore, open wound in the back of your heel while you're trying to have a sunny, relaxing day. I know it's not fun and it can be a serious hassle.
However, there are many options of different bandages that can ease the pain and hide the wound on your pretty little feet. And trust me, they definitely work.
Band-Aid Advanced Healing Blister Cushions, $4, Jet
These cushion Band-Aids provide extra support and protection to your blisters. They're super comfortable and prevent further damage to your skin. They also work well with all types of sandals.
Band-Aid Activ-Flex Premium Adhesive Bandages, $5, Jet
These Band-Aids are super flexible and can work in any condition. If you know you're going to be walking for a while, these types of bandages will help out so much.
Dr. Scholl's Blister Cushion, $5, Target
If your blister is pretty bad, you want to make sure that it doesn't become even more of an infection. Using a treatment cushion, like this one from Dr. Scholl's, will help prevent more bacteria from thriving in your wound.
Nexcare Waterproof Blister Bandages, $3, Amazon
Using waterproof bandages for your blisters are necessary if you know you'll be going anywhere near the water. Whenever I have a beach day, I'll always make sure to carry a pair of these types of bandages with me. They're super efficient and will prevent you from having an unhappy beach day.
KeriCure Natural Seal Invisible Bandage, $10, Amazon
If you don't want to wear a bandage at all, you can totally go with an invisible one. This way, you won't have the appearance of having something on your foot, but you'll still get the same protection. The invisible bandage is perfect for smaller blisters that aren't severely irritated. However, if you're going to have a lot of friction against your blister, you might want to stick with a cushioned bandage.
Now go ahead and rock those sandals fearlessly and, more importantly, comfortably!
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