We’re experiencing a record-breaking summer, with blistering hot days and sweaty nights. Along with trying to keep as cool as possible and stay hydrated, many of us are also dealing with another problem caused by the heat – thigh rubbing (but sadly not a mans hand whilst enjoying some intimacy!) No, we’re talking about inner thigh’s rubbing together and causing chaffing and a nasty red sore mark! It’s enough to put you off working out, the sweaty inner thigh rawness can last for weeks after an intense workout. Nothing could be worse but we have been investigating the problem and discovered lots of products on the market. Not only are some of them quite sexy, but they even have some with phone pockets in (a bit extreme we know!)
The first solution is a bit of ‘body glide’ applied to the offending areas! We have used this when running long distances whilst wearing shorts – it lets those thighs slip easily past each other. Plus, in this hot weather, it can be taken out of the ‘race’ and applied to normal life! Underarms, those tight uncomfortable bra’s, pretty much anywhere that is going to cause a bit of a ‘chaff!’. Although this all sounds a bit extreme, in today’s world we’re all about being comfortable!
The ultimate vitamin-enriched skin protection against rubbing, to prevent chafing, irritation and raw skin. It doesn’t feel greasy or wet and can be easily washed off!
Ingredients: Caprylic, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ozokerite Wax, Glyceryl Behenate, Stearyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E and F
Udderly Smooth can also be applied same as the glide, works well for a long time without re-application and is a great barrier cream for both Summer and Winter as it acts as a barrier preventing sweat and rain damaging the skin.
Ingredients: Aqua, stearic acid, Peg 2 stearate, propylene glycol, isopropyl myristate, dimethicone, lanolin oil, paraffinum liquidum, butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter), triethanolamine, allantoin, methylparaben, propylparaben, parfum.
Then other options are the anti-chafing ‘thigh bands’ that quickly sold out in every colour and every size on Pretty Little Thing! They have been a great hit for these hot months, and some even have a pocket for mobile phone storage (not to be worn under a slinky dress!)
Cost: £17.99 – £32.05