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How to Stop Worrying about Chafing at the Beach Thigh Guards

Powders absorb sweat and oil without drying out the skin, plus they nix odor and work as a lubricant for your upper thighs. I prefer using a powder when I wear pants (as opposed to a powder-based cream when I wear shorts, which you’ll see in the next tip). Since the powder absorbs moisture, it eliminates any threat of chafing in the first place. It’s just a little messy if you’re wearing shorts, because it tends to sprinkle out the bottom.

If you don’t like the idea of putting on an extra layer of clothing then you can always invest in anti-chafe swimwear. The fabric is soft for the ultimate in comfort while you enjoy your beach day. Or our Zone Naturals Shopify storefront and get rid of painful thigh rub chafing with our 100% natural anti-chafe stick. A chafe mark should scab over in a couple of days and the scabs should naturally fall away within a week, similar to how a scratch mark heals. The skin will be tender and you should protect it from further rubbing for a couple of weeks. Especially protect it from the sun if it is an area that will be exposed.

Rosy Pits ($18) has been the first deodorant to not hurt my sensitive skin and helps with armpit chafing. Gently use unscented cleanser, then rinse with water. There are many simple and soothing ointment options, such as Vaseline or A&D. Even baby’s diaper rash creams have worked well for some.

If you experience inner thigh chafing while doing everyday activities, try fitted bike shorts or slip-on bands designed to cover areas that would otherwise rub together. There’s only one thing that’s more annoying than bringing home sand in your hair, car and clothes after a day at the beach – and that’s taking home chub rub. Chub rub, the painful rash that you get when your thighs rub together, is a common ailment when we wear swimsuits, shorts and other beach attire.

But if it’s too tight, the fabric can cause a strong friction which will irritate your skin. Here, we’re mostly talking about wetsuit chafing in the swim—because that’s the genesis of 75% of swim-related chafe-age—so the fit of your wetsuit is super important. This is one of those purchases potato slice in sock where you should really be trying it on in a shop or shopping somewhere online that allows you to try on a few sizes and return what doesn’t fit. Also, most neoprene stretches after being in the water for an hour or two for the first time, so you want it to be snug post-stretch.