What Can I Put On Chafed Skin?

What Can I Put On Chafed Skin?

Posted by Jack Miller on 8th Nov 2021

Chafed skin can be incredibly annoying and painful, and it can happen to anyone. Although we all do our best to prevent chafing from occurring, it can happen at any time. Therefore, it's important to know how to treat chafed skin, as it can become sore and infected if not treated properly straight away.  In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best chafing remedies that you can use to treat friction rashes, as well as some ways you can prevent chafing from happening in the first place.

Petroleum jelly

According to the website of the American Academy of Dermatology Association, petroleum jelly can help to heal minor wounds and to heal chafed bits of skin. This is an easy and fuss-free method, when you've stopped moving for the day, simply apply a layer of the jelly onto the effective area, the best time being before going to bed. 
Petroleum jelly can also be used to help prevent chafing in the first place. All you need to do is put a layer of it onto the areas that usually get affected by chafing before you do exercise.

Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera gel is known for helping to heal burnt skin, but it has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of skin issues. Aloe vera possesses anti-inflammatory properties that work to help cool the skin and promote wound healing. All you need to do is place the gel onto the affected area and leave it to dry.

Coconut oil

Coconut is a wonder ingredient that is usually used in cooking. However, it can be a great and cheap way to soothe chafing. Research has shown that coconut oil may be able to reduce inflammation, promote wound healing and prevent the growth of infections.

To use, simply place the coconut oil on the affected area and reapply every time the area dries up until the chafed area feels less swollen.


Although you might not expect it, cornstarch can be used as a chafing treatment for skin. It can help to avoid extra moisture which, in turn, can help prevent chafing. Therefore, this ingredient is especially useful for areas that are badly affected, such as armpits and thighs. Research has suggested that it also has antibacterial properties which can help encourage healing and prevent infection.

Prevent chafing every time

If you suffer from chafing, you know how annoying and painful it can be. However, there is a way you can stop chafing from happening, no matter what you are doing. Anti chafing shorts are specially designed to protect your thighs during all body movements. The material is moisture-wicking, meaning that it sucks up excess moisture, moisture which is the main cause of chafing.

At No More Chafe, we have created anti-chafing thigh guards which are designed to completely stop chafing around the thighs. No matter your height, gender or weight, we have the perfect pair of thigh guards for you that can prevent chafing wherever you are. Order today at No More Chafe Thigh Guards to stop chafing for good.