How to Beat Chafing: Tips & Tricks

clairebeccaclairebecca
Sep. 21, 2020
Chafing is an uncomfortable feeling that we’ve all experienced on some part of our body. Usually between the thighs, chafing is the repeated friction from skin on skin contact. 
It's exacerbated during warmer weather, and especially in areas with a lot of humidity. Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather but there are lots of products to help ease the pain!
How to prevent chafing
Keeping areas that suffer from chafing dry of any moisture is important. Applying baby powder to susceptible areas helps dry up any moisture and smooths the skin to reduce friction. 
An antiperspirant is another option, it works the same way it does on underarms to reduce sweat. Look for one that's for sensitive skin.
Certain fabrics can also cause chafing. Anything with large seams that touch the area where you chafe will cause more friction. 
A safe bet for inner-thigh chafing is to wear a pair of tight-fitting seamless bike shorts. This covers the area and provides a slicker surface to reduce chafing! 
Products that help chafing
Now that you have some tips to prevent chafing, let's talk about products you can use to soothe chafed skin! 
Many diaper rash creams found in the baby aisle will work on chafing. Look for one that says it soothes irritated skin and protects; this will help prevent any further irritation.
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