Nothing ruins a great roller skating experience like a blister. It can last for several days which makes it tough to walk and skate! So, it’s good to know how blisters form and how to prevent them.
Blisters form when the skin is rubbed the wrong way or if there is an excess amount of friction. A protective layer of skin bubbles up over the affected area and fluid collects in the bubble. The blister acts as a bandage until the wound has healed, so don’t pop it! If you’ve developed a blister, treat the area with care. But, in the future, consider these helpful tips to avoid getting blisters:
Unless you bring your own roller skates to Rainbow Skateland, you’re likely renting them from our selection. When you put on the roller skates, make sure you are wearing socks that are thick and go past your ankle. If your socks are too thin or too low, blisters may occur.
Choose the Right Skate Size
If you wear skates that are too tight, there will be friction against your feet and roller skates. Friction is another cause of blisters. Choose a skate size that is closest to your shoe size. If it’s too tight, swap them out for a bigger size!
Use Extra Protection
If you have sensitive skin or just want to take extra precaution to avoid getting blisters, place blister pads on blister-prone areas. These pads will give you extra cushion that your socks may not be able to provide.
Now that you know how to avoid getting blisters, head over to Rainbow Skateland for hours of fun. Check out our schedule, invite your friends and family members, and have a blast at the rink!
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