Spring is here and Summer is on the horizon, and you know what that means? Wearing cute dresses and skirt all the time. But do you know what it also means? Painful thigh rubbing.
Most of us don’t have a thigh gap, and that’s okay. What’s not okay is that every time we go out without stocking we end up with very painful inner-thighs. Especially in the Summer when we tend to sweat more the chafing becomes even worse. Ouch.
If you don’t want to be wincing every time you’re slowly walking home, keep on reading to skip that soreness.
Stop That Rub
Apply a cream or ointment between your legs before you head out. It will reduce friction, soothe the skin, and hydrate at the same time.
Get yourself some baby cream, as they are specially designed to protect sensitive bottoms. They work to reduce and heal irritated skin, and create a moisturising barrier between the rubbing skin. Most of them, such as Sudocrem and Bepanthen Nappy Rash, even lack any fragrance or preservatives.
I introduce you to my loyal and most trusted companion during those dress days, the Lush Silky Underwear. The powder melts after a couple of minutes, leaving behind a soft and conditioning barrier due to the cocoa butter.
To top it off, it smells gorgeous as it carries a “sophisticated and sexy yet delicate jasmine and vetivert fragrance.” You can simply apply it between your legs or even shake that dusting powder all over your body for velvety soft skin.
If you’d rather wear something physical to protect your thigh area, try contouring shorts. Not only will they stop that chafing, it will help you flatten that tummy too.
Or you could try bandelettes which are lacy thigh bands. They will act as a barrier and won’t slip throughout the day.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, you could also buy a pair of tights and cut them at the knee. You’ll end up with breathable and light tights-shorts that you can wear under your clothes.
Heal That Rub
If you came across my article a bit too late, or you forgot to follow your precautionary measures before going outside, here’s what you can do to heal that soreness.
First, make sure you gently clean the area with water and ensure it’s dry before applying any products to the affected skin to reduce risk of infection if the skin is broken. Then you can apply some of that baby cream which is ideal for irritated skin.
Now slip on that dress, and smear on some of that baby approved cream or powder that lack-of-gap. Be confident, and sashay away!
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