SOURCE: Blistop (Laderma Health USA)

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January 04, 2011 16:38 ET

Blistop Before You Start That New Year's Resolution

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - New shoes, new gear and a new fitness plan is the right way to start the New Year but as soon as you get a new blister, your best laid plans could come to a screeching halt. But there is a new way to stop blisters before they start to form. By using a blister prevention spray called Blistop, you can avoid unnecessary pain and keep your New Year's fitness resolution on track.

Blistop is a new secret weapon for many fitness enthusiasts and first-time exercisers alike, to avoid painful blisters that can form from constant friction between a shoe or sock and your skin. Many people experience blisters from activities such as overtraining, walking long distances or breaking in a new pair of athletic shoes. Blistop works to protect the skin from this friction by creating an invisible layer of film over problem areas considered hot spots on the foot.

"Your best strategy with blisters is to stop them before they form," says John Swigert, vice president of Laderma Health USA (formally Eulactol USA), makers of Blistop, the first blister prevention spray that was recently awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval. 

Moisture combined with friction can lead to the formation of blisters, but the water-resistant Blistop reduces friction and keeps moisture away from your skin while allowing it to breathe.

Blistop is safe for daily use and comes in a convenient, compact spray that can be found in the foot care aisle at Kmart, Walgreens or Rite-Aid and online at: http://www.drugstore.com (SRP: $6.99). 

Another important factor in avoiding blisters is purchasing proper footwear. To get the best fit, purchase shoes later in the day, as your foot expands, rather than first thing in the morning. Try on both shoes with the socks you plan to wear and if the shoes give you any discomfort in the store don't buy them. Purchase moisture-wicking synthetic socks that allow your foot to breathe and avoid wearing cotton socks that can hold moisture and create an environment for blister formation.

For more tips on stopping blisters visit: www.facebook.com/Blistop or www.twitter.com/Blistop.

GEARING UP FOR NEW YEAR'S FITNESS RESOLUTIONS

  • Buy new shoes later in the day, as your foot expands, rather than first thing in the morning, to get the best fit.
  • Wear moisture-wicking synthetic socks.
  • Spray Blistop directly on problem areas of the foot to stop the formation of blisters.
  • Find a friend to stay motivated and accountable with your fitness goals.

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