4 Ways to Deal with Chafing at Work

4 Ways to Deal with Chafing at Work

Posted by Jack Miller on 2nd Oct 2021

Chafing can be an uncomfortable, embarrassing, and painful experience. There are many reasons why you might find yourself dealing with chafe at work - like having to wear tight clothes or spend hours on your feet - but it's not always the end of the world. You can prevent chafing from happening in the first place by following these 4 simple steps today:

Keep deodorant on-hand

Get rid of moisture and create a thin barrier between your skin by putting some deodorant where you were chafing. We recommend that you consider putting on some chafing product even before getting ready and leaving your house.

Use Vaseline or any kind of petroleum jelly

At work, every office has a first aid kit or medicine cabinet that is filled with all sorts of things. If your office doesn’t, it’s time to let HR know. Inside the first aid kit or medicine cabinet, you’ll probably find some Vaseline or any kind of petroleum jelly to soothe the skin irritation. Grab some from the cabinet on your way to the bathroom to heal your chafing.

Wear yoga pants

If you just can’t take the chafing anymore, we suggest that you swap your undergarments for yoga pants.

Wearing two layers of any item of clothing – especially when it’s hot – can quickly become uncomfortable. This isn’t the case with yoga shorts or yoga pants – they’re so light that you won’t even remember putting them on. The spandex and nylon material gives it an incredible stretch, which goes on to help prevent chafing.

You’ll probably be wearing loose clothing to work anyway like a dress – which doesn’t help with chafing – and the tighter yoga pants underneath will help them go unnoticed and totally save your skin from irritation and friction.

Wear synthetic fabrics

Cotton is not your best friend when it comes to having chafed skin. Instead, you should go for fabrics such as lycra or polyester, which do not absorb as much moisture.

We also suggest that you look for work clothing that is seamless or has flat seams. Did you know that removing the interior tags also makes the world of difference as it prevents your skin from irritating? Even when you’re not exercising, wearing tight athletic clothing like sports bras can help minimise friction and create a barrier between skin-to-skin contact or between your clothing and skin.

Chafing is a real problem for many people. In fact, it's so common that most of us have experienced it at some point in our lives. In the workplace, chafing legs can be an even bigger issue. When you're stuck sitting all day or on your feet running around from one meeting to another, there's little time to take care of yourself and less chance that someone else will notice if something goes wrong. Here at No More Chafe, we’re here to help you take some measures to prevent chafing at work. So, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.