Have you ever worn a dress to a night-out, and started to sense a discomfort between your thighs? A couple of hours of dancing, and your thighs are sporting blots, redness, and blisters. That’s chafing for you. But why does this happen, and how do anti-chafing creams help? Here’s what you must know.
Chafing is pretty common, and it happens when your thighs are rubbing against each other constantly. This friction leads to flaking, swelling, inflammation, and blistering of the skin, and can escalate to bleeding if not treated. But chafing isn’t just limited to the thighs. It can manifest in the underarms, under the breasts, on the feet, groin, and nipples, and other areas of the body that are subjected to excessive rubbing.
There are a couple of factors that lead to chafing. This includes sweating, warmer temperatures, wearing non-breathable or wet clothing like swimsuits, and indulging in activities that are repetitive like walking, cycling, and running. Chafing is further intensified during the summers—simply because you sweat more than usual. And sweat, coupled with friction, makes chafing even worse.
Anti-chafing creams are formulated with lubricants that prevent your skin from sticking together. This reduces the risk of friction. And they’re available in different formats: jelly, roll-ons, and lotions. We’ve put together some of the best ones available in India for you to purchase before summers swing in.
This toxin-free cream by Sirona doesn’t just heal and soothe rashes and soreness caused between the thighs. It relieves symptoms of chafing caused by wearing pads during your period. Because this cream is formulated keeping in mind the most sensitive areas of your body, it contains no sulphates, parabens, chemical preservatives or actives, and mineral oil.
This Ayurvedic product comes in the form of a stick. While it soothes rashes, irritation, and blisters around your underarms, under-breasts, crotch, shoe-bites, and upper-knees thanks to its composition of ingredients like Vitamin E, aloe vera, coconut oil and eucalyptus oil, it maintains the pH balance of your skin, and tackles odour without irritating the skin.
This plant-based formula works by softening the affected area; healing rashes, chub-rub, and chafing triggered by pads, undergarments, and physical activities; and strengthening the barrier of the skin with ingredients like coconut oil, moringa oleifera oil, chamomile, gotu kola, and neem extracts. It’s ideal for those with sensitive skin as it is hypoallergenic in nature.
This gel-based formula is formulated with skin-soothing ingredients like olive oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E that don’t just treat but prevent chafing by forming a protective barrier over the skin. Since it’s fragrance-free, it doesn’t irritate the skin. And because it’s water-repellant, it remains intact even in the presence of sweat, rain, and water.
This one’s specifically for athletes, cyclists, runners, and sportspersons in general. It works by consolidating the surface of the skin, and forms a protective film to prevent chafing and the formation of blisters without clogging the pores. It’s vegan and travel-friendly too.
Invest in these ASAP, and bid adieu to chafing forever.
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