Treat the Chafe While Staying Safe

Treat the Chafe While Staying Safe

Posted by Jack Miller on 31st Jul 2019

Chafe is an age old problem that affects many of us, irrespective of our weight, location and even our activity level. You could be a lean person who likes to walk and will be facing chafed skin in Adelaide during any season. Thigh chafing happens when the protective layer of our skin gets damaged and breaks down. Known as the epidermis, it is the top layer of our skin that gets marred and injured because of repetitive movements causing friction. This friction can happen during walking or running, our thighs will constantly rub against each other, and cannot be stopped even with anti chafing shorts.

Often when your epidermis deteriorates, things get bad.  Every step can make you miserable as your thighs brush passed each other and make you cringe in pain. With repetitive physical contact between the thighs, the skin starts to get a horrible burning sensation, your skin will peel, and will turn an inflamed red colour, irritations and blisters will occur and ultimately this is the definition of inner thigh chafe.

This bad rash makes you uncomfortable and restricts you from many of your favourite activities. But things can change if you take proper care, and choose a good solution. All of us are always on a lookout for a chafing cure in the Gold Coast and wherever we might go. One might think that talcum powders are the best solution however the reality is, these powders are more damaging than aiding.

Talc, talcum powder and baby powder are different names for one product that is found in our shelves. Talc is one of the softest minerals in the world and is known for its properties like absorbing oils, moisture, odour and reducing friction.

But the below facts make them not only ineffective but also dangerous.

The biggest problem with powder is that it offers zero longevity. As soon as you start walking, within 5 minutes powder disappears from your thighs almost entirely. The powder cannot withstand even the simplest of activities like walking or sitting with crossed legs, let alone heavy physical activities. You have to constantly re-apply the powder once it falls off, and that is a very messy and unhygienic thing to do.  It can never actually protect the skin on your thighs and it doesn't matter how much powder you apply the epidermis will continue to be stripped away and damaged.  All in all, it could be one of the worst ways of preventing yourself from chafing.

Hazard - Talcum powder might be considered an easy way of drying up any moisture, however several investigations are emerging where agents like talcum powder must be kept at a distance from the inner thigh area as it could be a cause for cancer. The composition of powders consists of Asbestos, this mineral is known to have carcinogenic or cancer-causing effects.

The pioneers of Talc became, the well known company Johnson & Johnson who started selling it in the late 1800s, they are now having to address multiple lawsuits from customers who have contracted cancer, and will have to pay extraordinary sums of money to the negatively affected claimants.

Johnson & Johnson had to pay $4.69 billion to as many as 22 women and their families who had claimed that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

So please, to prevent chafing, get yourself some well designed Thigh Guards.  They are a great idea as a safe, 100% effective product, and a great alternative to talc or any other topical products. So, keep yourself safe, stay away from the powders and reach for pair of fantastic No More Chafe - Thigh Guards.