Whether you live or work in hot humid environments or exercise frequently, everyone at some point or another has experienced chafing. But what is the proper and correct way to treat chafing? Read our how to treat chafing guide to see recommendations from our anti-chafing experts!
How to Treat Chafing:
Shower and in a soft gentle motion clean the chafed area with a mild non-astringent cleanser in warm water then pat dry thoroughly. Being careful to not irritate the skin further.
Using a non-fragrant comedogenic moisturizer gently massage into the area and let air dry. Typically moisturizers that are more natural and organic will be quicker and more receptive by your skin. They will also be less likely to cause further irritation to your already inflamed skin.
Make sure to treat the area for what it is – a wound. Taking precautionary measures and being aware of the area and avoiding to the best of your ability – the repeated motions that went into creating the chafing wound in the first place will help you heal faster. Continued irritation of the area will cause more pain and could possibly lead to infections especially in hot or humid weather conditions. If you see no changes or your chafing seems to be getting worse, consult a healthcare professional as you may need an antibiotic ointment if your skin is infected.
The best defense is a good offense so protect your skin from the start with Body Glide. Body Glide’s line of skin protectant balms are specially formulated to protect your skin from chafing in all the most commonly affected skin chafing areas. Thighs, buttocks, underarms, nipples, groin area – everywhere your skin rubs against skin or clothing Body Glide has the formula to protect you. What are your tips and suggestions on how to treat chafing?
Learn More About Protecting Yourself From Chafing: