The Right Clothing for Chafe
Posted by Jack Miller on 8th Oct 2019
Summer can be a nightmare for those who suffer from thigh chafing. You can struggle every time you wear your favourite clothing or do your favourite physical activity. Clothes that trigger inner thigh chafing mostly include skirts, dresses, shorts, pants, jeans, tightly fitted sportswear and beachwear. Some of the activities that would enhance the rash could be running, cycling, gym exercise, beach activities or just a simple walk too.
Basically, the main reasons for the chafe are; excessive moisture generated due to sweating and friction of the skin, occurring because of skin on skin contact and fabric on skin contact. The clothes you wear, can drastically enhance your chances of getting chafe, so it is always best to make a good decision with your clothing choices before you leave the house. The fact of the matter is, you will most likely get chafe if the weather outside is hot, and if you are planning on walking around or exercising. Many of us might think that changing our clothing style might get rid of the problem entirely. However, this doesn't really work, you can surely pick clothes that will make you chafe faster, think heavy shorts, long dresses, long pants. These kinds of clothes will not allow your skin to breathe, the heat generated by your legs will be trapped inside of your clothing, and your body will have to sweat more to try and keep you cooled down. Unfortunately it's that sweat which is one of the main causes of chafe, so ironically your body's efforts to prolong your physical endeavours in one area, are actually causing problems in other areas of your body, mostly your skin, in between your thighs.
Here are few of the clothing products that claim to treat and prevent the chafe, and the reasons why they don't work:
High Thigh Tights: These are tights or pantyhose that have a thicker nylon fibre which covers the thigh area in order to prevent chafing. However, this product is not only expensive but also ineffective. The High Thigh Tights are not made for everyone, as people have a variety of body shapes and body structures, with relative heights and widths differing from person to person. Hence, the nylon panels do not always lie in the affected area for everyone, so there is no guarantee that the High Thigh Tights will give you relief from chafing. In addition to that, synthetics, mixed with hot, humid weather and busy days filled with activity and friction could be a disaster for many of us.
Chafing Shorts: Stretch mesh shorts with built-in briefs can sometimes be a blessing, but it is not 100% effective and can sometimes be a curse too. The shorts available today on the market for chafing are most often made with fabrics that do not absorb sweat, but attempt to move it around. The other problem is, they don't breathe at all and as a horrible consequence, they actually trap heat and generate more sweat. The accumulation of sweat increases significantly the conditions for chafe and as a result, inner thigh chafing is definitely on the cards.
Well! If these popular anti-chafe clothing options don't work, what does?
No More Chafe - Thigh Guards do! Oh yes, a great quality pair of flexible Thigh Guards are made with the perfect design that helps keep the chafe away. No matter what you are doing, good quality Thigh Guards will stay exactly in place and don't let your thighs brush against each other. Creating a fantastic 2nd skin around every corner and crevice of your thighs means that you have a 100% chance of chafing relief.
So, adorn some thigh bands and keep your thighs safe!