What is Chafed Skin?
When the skin is constantly restricted or being rubbed against the same surface, it becomes irritated, sometimes causing redness, swelling, or breaks in the skin. It’s uncomfortable, and once you’ve felt it, you’ll likely never forget it! Runners often experience chafing, as do people working in warm climates.
Another culprit of chafing is commonly found between the thighs.
People living in warm climates are at an unfortunately increased risk of encountering thigh chafing. This sort of chafing is especially frustrating because it makes walking around during the day a literal pain.
How to Prevent Chafing
Prevention is the best way to “cure” chafing. A few things you can do to prevent discomfort are:
- Shower after running, walking, or spending time in the heat.
- Wash well between common areas of chafing such as between the thighs, under the arms, buttocks, and under the breasts.
- Use a soothing preventative skin powder like mundicare® Skin Relief Powder on common areas on chafing.
- Wear synthetic, moisture wicking clothing instead of cotton.
How to Relieve Chafed Skin
Once you’ve got a case of chafed skin, it can be difficult to get relief especially if it is in an area with a lot of unavoidable friction such as the thighs.
To help relieve chafed skin: