If you have ever asked “How do you get rid of skin chafing?” then you know that what you are really asking is “Whats a quick cure for soothing skin chafing?”
Skin chafing is often caused by a mixture of sunburn, and skin dried out from swimming pools or swimming in the ocean.
Add to that some tight summer outfits, and you have the perfect formula for skin chafe.
But its not just Summer that’s to blame. Here are 11 Things That Can Make Thigh Chaffing Worse:
1.Overweight – The more pounds you can lose, the less thigh chafing will be an issue.
2.Wearing shorts or jeans – You will increase thigh chafing by wearing shorts, because they create friction constantly, in the inner thigh area. Rather wear skirts and dresses.
3.Don’t forget to apply a rich body lotion to the thighs, at the start of each day, and again, whenever chafing is felt.
4.If you find that body lotion sinks in too rapidly, apply a body oil instead, as this will provide a far longer term lubrication.
5.Avoid washing the inner thighs with soap. Instead, wash with a hair conditioner. This is a fantastic tip, that will lessen your chafing by at least half. Soap dries out all the oils in the skin, and that is exactly what you want to avoid.
6.Never sit cross-legged because this increases friction of the thigh. (It also gives you protruding and broken veins.)
7.When you sleep on your side, place a pillow between your legs. Find a position for the pillow, that cause there to be a gap between your inner thighs.
8.Avoid pantihose, because they dry out your skin, and create friction all day. If you absolutely have to wear stockings for work or aesthetic reasons, try the old suspender and garter style.
9.If you swim in a pool or lake, apply body lotion or body oil, immediately after each swim.
10.Gym clothes must not be tight, or synthetic fabric. Find a pair of loose, 100% cotton pants, for all your workouts and sporting activities.
11.Sitting for long periods of time can worsen chafing, so whenever possible, place a small cushion between your inner thighs. Everyone is different, so search for the thigh-divider that is a perfect fit for you. Cover the cushion/foam wedge, in 100% cotton.
Reducing Pain and Irritation of Chafing
Since you cannot actually get rid of the chafe instantly, because the skin is already roughened, the goal is to use a product that will soothe and repair skin, keep it supple, and prevent DNA damage.
A. Make your own DIY home remedy
4 oz Almond Body Butter, to which you add
30 drops Lavender Essential Oil
5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Stir thoroughly, for several minutes.
For healing and cooling effects, apply to skin chafe 2 or 3 times a day.
B. Shea Summer Mint Body Butter
This ready made cooling cream works wonders.
Apply this to the area as often as you like.
The Peppermint soothes the burn, while the Shea heals and calms the skin.
Full Ingredients: Shea Butter / Argan Oil / Coconut Oil / Peppermint Essential Oil / Vitamin B / Vitamin E Oil. No chemicals.
C. Organic Aloe Shea Whipped Cream Body Butter
Apply this Organic Cream to the area as often as you like. It contains:
Organic Aloe is the fastest cure for sunburn:
Scientists have found over 200 nutritional substances in Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice. Aloe Barbadensis leaves, include 32 vitamins and minerals, 19 amino acids, and a variety of enzymes, which stimulate collagen formation, preventing DNA destruction. Aloe acts as a potent moisturizing agent, and is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Organic Shea Butter – Anti-inflammatory properties heal and soothe sunburn and chafing.
Organic Watermelon Fruit Extract – rich in Omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids, to rehydrate your skin, by a deep penetration of rare moisturizing botanicals.
Organic Rosehip Fruit Extract – Promotes production of collagen and elastin, which keep skin supple.
Organic Wheat Germ Extract – Wheat germ oil is rich in Vitamins A, B, D, and E, and high in antioxidants, all of which repair skin.
Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract – Polyphenols are the active ingredients in green tea, and possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Extremely effective treatment for reducing the redness and irritation.
11 Things That Can Make Thigh Chafing Worse
in which I was quoted as saying ” If you’ve ever worn shorts for a long day of walking around (perhaps while on vacation), then you already know it’s not a great idea. “You will increase thigh chafing by wearing shorts because they create friction constantly in the inner thigh area,” says Janice Rosenthal, spa expert and owner of Garden of Essences. For this reason, she tells me some women have better luck with skirts and dresses, since they don’t have that interior piece of fabric.
If you tend to sit cross-legged, it may be time to switch up your style. As Rosenthal tells me, this position can increase the friction on the inside of your thighs, leading to chafing. It can also increase your chances of protruding and broken veins, which aren’t too fun either.”