I’m pretty sure every single rider in the history of dirt bike riding has had to deal with blisters at one point or another, and for those of you who are lucky enough to never have to worry about them, well, I hate you…and I’m only halfway kidding! For the rest of us, I have a little tip to help you heal your blisters faster, and I bet you’re dying to find out how, right?
Well here’s how: You have to urinate on them! Yep you heard me right, pee on your (open) blisters and they will heal faster.
The acid in your pee helps dry the blister quicker, and the sooner your blister dries up the sooner it will heal and close the wound. You’re probably wondering if I actually tested this on myself, and the answer is yes. Did it work you ask? Sure seemed like it, my blisters dried up quicker then normal and only hurt for a day. It hurts when you pee on an open blister, let me tell you…
So, before you go on ahead and start peeing all over your hands, you have to make sure all your blisters are already popped open, like on the image below, or it won’t do a thing except stink up your hand:
The following image shows a pair of hands with a bunch of blisters that still need to be popped and drained. They all have to look like the one blister on the far right before you urinate on them, or it won’t work:
Once you drained all your blisters and revealed the skin underneath, you’re ready to urinate on them. Let the urine sit on your hands for about 1 hour, and then wash your hands. Do that a few times during the day and you’ll have brand new hands in no time.
This worked pretty good for me when I was racing the GP’s in Europe back in 1996, and also in a few occasions during the Nationals series here in the States. I’d like to hear from you guys if you ever try it on yourself (in the comments below), and if it worked on you?