Is Chafed Skin Your Biggest Summer Problem? These Hacks Should Help...

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
Is chafed skin your biggest summer problem? These hacks should help...

Okay, it’s time for some real talk. Summer means dealing with sweat, oily skin, grime and body odour. But there is something else about summer and skin that a lot of us don’t talk about—yes ladies we are hinting at chafing! Chafing means itchy, red and inflamed skin that causes a burning sensation. Chafing primarily occurs due to constant friction of skin, usually in the inner thigh or under arm areas but in some cases it can even happen around the bra line.

While chafed skin can be quite raw, tender and painful, take comfort chafe sufferers as we list here some easy solutions to your problem...

 

Wear well-fitted clothes

Keep yourself hydrated

You may feel like wearing loose clothes in summer to beat the heat, but this is not a great idea if you are prone to chafing. Loose clothes tend to move around and bundle up a lot and chafe the skin by continually rubbing against the skin. Wear clothes that fit well especially your shirts and pants.

 

Apply soft bandages

Keep yourself hydrated

If there is an area that is particularly prone to chafing, then you can prevent the skin flare-up by applying a layer of a soft, medical grade bandage. This will give a ‘second skin-like’ finish and prevent your skin from directly rubbing against each other.

 

Use a lubricant

Keep yourself hydrated

Creams and oils are amazing lubricants that help prevent friction of the skin. They provide a layer of protection and you’re less likely to chafe if your skin glides more smoothly. You can try applying a little bit of the Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly to the hot spots for lesser friction.

 

Stay dry

Keep yourself hydrated

Another great way to prevent chafing is to stay dry. You can dust a generous amount of talcum powder to the areas that tend to experience maximum chafing before heading out. Powders help wick away moisture from the skin to minimise friction.

 

Keep yourself hydrated

Keep yourself hydrated

It is a good idea to keep yourself hydrated at all times. Drinking lots of water all through the day allows you to perspire freely so the perspiration doesn't dry into salt crystals that can enhance the chafing.

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Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!

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