Blisters are pretty much the death of me. Okay, perhaps that鈥檚 a tad dramatic, but there鈥檚 no denying that they鈥檙e the death of some seriously on-point foot looks. Picture this: You鈥檝e picked out the perfect graphic tee, you鈥檝e slipped into your favorite distressed mom jeans, and, for the finishing touch, you reach for a pair of heels. The only problem is, they hurt like hell, foreshadowing the monster of a blister that鈥檚 forming with every step you take. I think it鈥檚 safe to say that many of us have reached the point in our lives where we value comfort over style and replaced our stilettos with sneakers 鈥 especially those of us who have to stride across city blocks to get to work. Such a bummer, right? But, what if I told you there鈥檚 officially a solution that can get you back in your heels, STAT?

You鈥檙e probably assuming the answer is something along the lines of heel pads or Band-Aids. So you鈥檒l be surprised to learn then that, no, it鈥檚 not a common quick fix. The secret is a product from a vaginal care brand you鈥檝e probably never associated with your feet. Bear with me, y鈥檃ll.

Monistat Chafing Relief Gel

Enter Monistat鈥檚 latest vaginal care launch, Chafing Relief Powder Gel ($6). Designed to alleviate the uncomfortable rubbing associated with excess moisture and heat (hello, summers in NYC), this gel-to-powder product is marketed for thighs, breasts, underarms and, of course, the bikini area. So why did I try it on my feet? Well, I can鈥檛 say that I have some scientific explanation for you. Rather, I fell in love with the texture: It reminds me of a mix between Supergoop!鈥檚聽Unseen Sunscreen ($32) and Smashbox鈥檚 cult-favorite Photo Finish Primer ($36). And as the explorative beauty lover that I am, I figured why not swatch that same silky-soft gel onto my feet just for s**** and giggles.

So there I was, Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel in one hand, strappy high-heeled sandals in the other, ready to go on yet another adventure in beauty. As I sat slathering my feet in a product meant for your sweaty bits, I couldn鈥檛 help but roll my eyes at myself 鈥 but I pushed forward with the process anyways. And TG I did. While I had high hopes (hey, I鈥檓 a Pisces) of how this little beauty hack might pay off, I never in a million years expected it to be the be-all, end-all solution to my ever-aching arches. Yet lo and behold, that鈥檚 exactly what it was. Now, anytime I reach for a pair of heels 鈥 or even moderately uncomfortable flats or sandals 鈥 you best believe I鈥檓 reaching for my Monistat too.

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