Blisters are not uncommon. You can get them doing everyday tasks. Treating them can just as easy as getting them. The key lies in Aloe Vera.
What is a Blister?
A blister is a raised section of the upper layer of skin filled with a watery solution. They are formed from friction between your skin and another object such as shoes or from working in the garden. Any activity that the skin is not used to and occurs over a long period of time can cause blisters. Even excessive burns can create blisters such as sunburn. No matter where they are located, they can be very uncomfortable.
Your first inclination is to burst open the blister. Try to not do that as this is nature’s way of protecting a sore. The blister is formed to protect the skin and allow it to heal. The liquid within the blister keeps the skin moist. As the skin heals, the body absorbs the liquid back into the body.
Even if you tried to avoid popping your blister, many blisters burst without any help from us. They burst open simply from doing what you do everyday such as walking. When that happens, you need to finish the job of the blister. You need to help the skin heal.
Treating a Blister
Aloe Vera is known for its healing properties for skin. Sunburns are treated using the gel of this plant. Burns from cooking and other activities heal quicker with Aloe Vera. Throughout history, it has also been used to keep skin healthy and smooth. But most don’t realize how well Aloe Vera works on blisters.
Whether the blister is fully formed or burst, Aloe Vera can work. Simply apply the Aloe Vera gel to the blistered area. It will begin healing the skin quicker than just putting a bandage over the area. Reapply until area is healed. You will need to apply more often if the blister has burst.
If possible, use fresh gel from an Aloe Vera plant and preferably the outer leaves from a mature plant. Cut open the full leave and apply the gel. Reapply as necessary.
Don’t let blisters go untreated. Don’t just put a bandage over a ruptured blister. Use Aloe Vera to speed the healing process. You won’t regret it.
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Article by Rebecca Graf
I am a mother of three and a wife to a wonderful history and English professor. After spending 4 years in college and 20 years practicing accounting, the economy helped me make a few changes in my life. I was faced with for the first time the chance to follow my passions. I love to read, crochet, study, teach, and experience life to its fullest. Come with me on a journey of learning about natural health and how our lives can be experienced to the fullest we ever thought possible.
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