The 6 best tips against chafing thighs
Suffering from chafing legs in summer? These tips will help you avoid this painful summer ailment on hot summer days. With the higher temperatures in spring and summer, you naturally want to wear skirts and dresses without experiencing too much discomfort. Unfortunately, the warm temperatures can make this a painful affair for many women. As soon as your upper legs stick together and rub, a painful reaction can occur in the form of rashes or even small burns. Super painful which makes wearing skirts and dresses more often avoided. A shame, because there are solutions to prevent painful legs. With the following tips, you can wear skirts and dresses all summer long! Show off those legs!
The cause of leg chafing
The reason why you may suffer from chafing between the legs more often in summer is because your skin swells due to the warm temperatures. This causes your thighs to stick together and rub against each other, so to speak. In winter, when it is cold and you wear trousers more often, the fabric cushions it, whereas with bare-leg skirts and dresses, this is obviously not the case.
So the cause of chafing between the legs is mainly due to higher temperatures, which prevent sweat glands in your skin from draining the sweat properly and therefore clogging up over time. This can lead to the necessary skin irritation. Finally, this summer ailment cannot be blamed on (over)weight, for instance, but mainly on the build of your body. Indeed, any woman whose thighs touch while walking or standing can suffer from this! (and there are many of them, with both size 36 and 46)
Leg chafing can cause uncomfortable skin irritation. You get red and painful skin with red bumps or blisters. Your skin may also thicken slightly and there may be scrapes and itching. Not pleasant when you want to walk around with bare legs for days! Of course, if it bothers you, you want to get rid of it as soon as possible. The following tips will help you! Try to keep the skin cool with a flannel and make sure the skin does not come into physical contact with each other for a while. Generally, the skin irritation will go away within a few hours to a few days.
Prevention is better than cure
Of course, you would prefer to avoid this painful skin irritation. Think you can only wear trousers in summer now? No! Thankfully, no! There are a host of solutions that will help you avoid sticky and chafing, sweaty thighs and especially the nasty skin irritation that follows. Curious about the tips and tricks that could help you? Then read on and keep trying things out! What works for one person may not work for another.
Tip 1. Wear thigh straps
Another common alternative are thigh straps. These are bands made of fabric that you can wear around both thighs under a skirt or dress. They can be bought in different shapes and sizes and are made of various materials. It just depends on what you find comfortable! The fabric of the thigh band absorbs sweat so your legs will rub less against each other. This makes wearing a skirt or dress a pleasant affair again. You can buy simple ones in one colour and made of cotton, but there are also some sexier variants on the market, these are made of, for example, lace. A slight disadvantage of this alternative can be that they may sag slightly or roll up during the day as they are not attached to anything, but this is often prevented with a silicone edge on the inside of the band. See all thigh straps here or watch the video below first.
Tip 2. Use Tape
Stick specially shaped tape, Tape that Thigh, on your thighs and you won't be bothered by anything. The tapes are perfect for summer when you want to protect your thighs but don't want to wear hot shorts under your dress. The 'Tape That Thigh' is available in 2 sizes and they are disposable.
Tip 3. Trousers with legs
Some women cut their own tights or leggings, but there are also special thin, shorter bottoms on sale that are more comfortable to wear. Trousers with legs have less freedom of movement than thighbands, but are still very comfortable to wear. Trousers with longer legs are a very good solution under a skirt or dress. This way, moisture is absorbed and your legs stay free of friction, your skin gets a chance to breathe and therefore chafing of your skin is prevented. The sleek smoothers shorts are very thin shorts with a little correction and work perfectly against chafing legs.
Tip 4. Correcting bottoms
Combine the practical with the pleasant and wear leggings under your clothes. This will enhance your outfit and prevent skin irritation between your thighs thanks to the longer legs. At CurvesWear.com you will find various models of corrective knickers made from different materials and in different colours. Choose the one that suits your problem area from our range of corrective underwear and beautiful shapewear and combine the practical with the pleasant in one purchase.
Tip 5. Lubricate against skin irritation
What is often given as a tip is to lubricate with special creams. These special creams form a kind of protective layer on your skin, making your legs rub (less to not) against each other, but creating a gliding effect, so to speak. As a result, an abrasive effect is less likely to occur and you are less likely to suffer from skin irritation. Don't want to spend money on expensive creams? Vaseline and lubricant are often suggested as tips. Vaseline is quickly absorbed, so after a while you will have to apply more lubrication. Lubricant, on the other hand, is very slippery. All in all, there are plenty of liniments available that can protect your legs, but you will have to find out what works best for you and is most comfortable when wearing a skirt or dress!
A cream especially for chafing thighs is Vevina Wear a dress again cream body cream. You can also buy this cream from CurvesWear, click on the image for more information.
Tip 6. Use talcum powder
Are the above solutions not right for you and do you find the feeling of slippery legs very annoying? Then talcum powder is another alternative that is often used. The powder is moisture-absorbent, which ensures that your legs stay dry for a certain period of time. The big disadvantage of talcum powder is its application. Of course, you don't want white spots in your clothes or powder on your legs.
Perhaps thighbands or shorts after all, then?
Personalised shapewear advice
CurvesWear has a wide range of different bottoms that are the ideal solution against chafing thighs that can also instantly make your other curves look beautiful. Discover our wide range of corrective underwear & beautiful shapewear here and choose what suits you! If you are not sure which product is best suited for your figure, ask for a personal shapewear advice. We will gladly help you find the right solution.