The Scottish Mail on Sunday
Simple things you can do to make life a bit better
HELP HEAL A BLISTER WITH GAFFER TAPE
SPECIALISED blister plasters can cost £5 for a pack of six. Take a tip from hikers and long-distance runners, who use gaffer tape. ideally, apply the tape at the first sign of a blister, sticking it down as smoothly as possible. if the blister has already formed, protect the area from the gaffer-tape glue by cutting a circle of paper or gauze large enough to cover it, and attach it to the centre of the tape before applying.