Avoid Chafing - Make The Right Choices

Avoid Chafing - Make The Right Choices

Posted by Jack Miller on 28th Jul 2019

All of us love summers, don’t we?

Summers are great and many of us wait for the summer throughout the year. The comfortable, warm temperatures bring great joys like longer days, fantastic weather, and of course more chances of heading out. It’s a good time for walking, running, jogging and cycling. However, we all know that the beautiful summer also brings a very uncomfortable condition, thigh chafing. For this reason, we are always looking for fantastic anti-chafing products.

The rising mercury brings longer days, higher humidity & more perspiration, and many of us experience thigh chafing. This condition affects both men and women, however, one reason for chafing is the clothes we wear during summer, like tight skirts, long dresses, long pants, jeans and heavy shorts. Chafe can strike us very quickly, and it doesn't take much time to make the skin itchy, irritated, red and raw. It can even result in blisters and boils if we keep on walking and moving. Now, it’s not just summer that brings the chafe, it happens for many reasons, through all seasons!

The main reason for thigh chafing is friction. Friction happens when thighs rub against each other, and you can get much friction when the thighs rub against clothing. So, even during the wintery seasons, dry skin can still get chafed, it just depends on how much activity your undertaking.  If you go for a run or a long walk during winter you're still going to get chafing because of the high activity rate. Any form exercise you undertake brings a high risk of chafing because of the repetitiveness and the stress on your body. 

One of the things people do in the hotter months is go for a swim in either a pool or down at the beach. The funny thing is, even though hopping in the water is a great way to cool down and wash off any sweat, actually this very act may contribute greatly to chafe. Beach and water lovers can be very prone to this condition as water carries particles such as sand, which is a known culprit as one of the causes of chafing. Getting into the water will soften up your skin, so this will leave it quite vulnerable to chafing quickly.  I mean, who here has gone to the beach, only to find that 2 minutes after you've hopped out of the water you've got horrible chafe. 

So, if you want to enjoy your favourite activities without the chafe, here are a few tips on How to Avoid Chafing in Any Season:

Clean up well, but gently - Clean the inner thigh area with a gentle cleanser like a chemical-free soap bar and never scrub and already irritated skin. Harsh products like detergent-based soaps and scented scrubs can make walking an even bigger nightmare.

Moisturize but don’t overdo it - Use a cream or a moisturizer that is able to soothe and repair damaged skin.  There are many creams and products which can do this, vitamin E creams are good at healing chafed skin, but choose a cream of your choice.  Take a shower and dry your skin off, pat down the damaged areas gently with a towel so you don't cause any incidental micro tears.  After this you can apply your cream by following its' instructions, and then get off your feet and let yourself rest for a little while.  It is best practice to actually go to bed for the night, so the cream and your body can work together to repair the skin.  You can wake up in the morning and check for the results.

Invest in effective anti-chafing thigh bands - No matter how many anti-chafe products you buy, thigh chafing is inevitable when you get out there and start walking. So, getting a pair of good quality thigh guards can be very beneficial. No More Chafe makes Stylish Anti-chafing Bands for Men, as well as for women. They are unisex thigh bands, just select the size that suits you.

Get smart with your wardrobe - Switch to cotton clothes as they are soft and breathable. Avoid compression underwear as it traps heat and sweat, which aggravates the condition. Instead, wear thigh guards under your clothes and walk for as long as you want with confidence.