Preventing thigh chafing is easier than you think - here's how you can do it

Written by Tashika TyagiOct 07, 2021

Have you ever experienced redness, rashes or a burning sensation while wearing your favourite shorts or running in thin leggings? If you just had a ‘been there, done that’ moment in your head, then you are no stranger to the annoying phenomena of thigh chafing! This happens when your inner thighs rub against each other to cause friction and irritation to the skin, which can result in rashes, itchiness or even boils. So, while thigh chafing is common, there are also ways to prevent it and we’re here to help you with just that! We have picked out a few easy tips that you can try to make sure your inner thighs don't chafe.

Choose your clothing right

The best way to avoid inner thigh chafing is by choosing the right clothes. Try wearing polyester or spandex mixed clothes while you’re working out. This makes sure you avoid and reduce thigh friction, have easy movement and most importantly, your sweat doesn’t get confined in your clothing. The idea is to pick clothes that cause less friction between your thighs. While lounging around, though, let your thighs breathe and switch to loose, breathable fabrics.

Keep the area clean

Taking regular showers and wearing clean underwear and clothes can help you avoid chafing. Not maintaining hygiene can cause sweat and dirt to accumulate around your inner thigh, which can in turn cause friction and chafing around this area. So, make sure you clean well and wash your thighs properly.

Keep your skin dry

The sweat between your thighs is one of the biggest causes of thigh chafing, so make sure that area of your body stays dry as much as possible - especially while you’re wearing shorts, dresses and skirts. Also, switch to slightly loose workout gear and, if possible, carry extra sets of clothing with you to change into once your workout is done. These little steps can greatly help you avoid chafing.

Stay hydrated

Yes, staying hydrated can help you reduce thigh chafing too! Drinking at least 10-12 glasses of water everyday helps your body remain cool and also reduces salt levels in your sweat. Understand it this way, when your sweat dries up around your thighs, the residue of salt in it can worsen the chafing. So, stay hydrated to lessen the salt content in your sweat.

Apply Vaseline or talcum powder on your inner thighs

This is pretty simple. Before stepping out or starting off with your workout, dab on some talcum powder or apply a layer of Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly on your inner thighs. This will make sure the skin of your thighs don’t rub against each other to cause friction or irritation and glides smoothly. Easy peasy!