Ask Belle: Preventing Summertime Chafing
May 30, 2013
I work in state level politics (first job). Now that the weather has changed I’ve stopped wearing tights with my dresses and pencil skirts and I have discovered the lovely chafing problem. How do you handle it? Do you suggest a body glide stick (do the even work) or mini shorts underneath a dress? It is painful and awkward.
I love dresses. And like most women, my thighs touch. So when I walk home on hot summer days, that rubbing can get a little intense. During August, the rubbing could start a campfire. So how do I prevent rubbing from turning into painful chafing?
For hot weather-induced skin chafing, the only product I use is….wait, for it…Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel. The product creates a breathable barrier that keeps things from getting too rough. (As an aside, some women use it as a makeup primer. I hear it works well.)
As for the Body Glide Stick that your mentioned above, I don’t love it for prevent inner-thigh chafing, but I highly recommend it for breaking in new shoes. It really keeps the blisters to a minimum.