This is the pain felt by every woman without a thigh gap – and there are more of us than you think.
But what to do about it. We want to wear pretty dresses or short shorts but can’t bear the idea of stepping 3 feet without some sort of inner thigh protection.
As a life-long member of the Chub Rub Club, I have had my fair share of uncomfortable situations and dramatic wardrobe changes. Here are a few of the products that I have found do the trick, and a few strategies to keep things cool down there.
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Keeping things cool and dry
Preventing sweat before it starts is key to keeping cool and dry in rub-prone areas.
Lush Silky Underwear Dusting Powder
MONISTAT Complete Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder
Conversely, lathering it up and giving the skin something to ‘slip and slide’ on is another way of preventing chaffing. Are these starting to sound a little familiar? I feel like this is straight out of “What to Expect the First Year “
An anti-chafing balm will help prevent the skin irritation caused by friction. Balms are an alternative for people who don’t want to deal with messier products.
Gold Bond Friction Defense Stick Unscented
BodyGlide Body Glide For Her Anti Chafe Balm
Physical layers of protection
And the #1 sure fire way to prevent chub rub is to put a physical barrier between each thigh.
JTANIB Slip Shorts for Women Mid-Thigh Leggings Lace High Waist Safety Undershorts
Undersummers Lace Shortlette, Short Length: Anti Thigh Chafing Slip Shorts
Bandelettes Elastic Anti-Chafing Thigh Bands
Thus far, my personal favorites have been Bandelettes (unless you buy the wrong size, then they are horrible and useless), Bodyglide – kinda like deodorant but your inner thighs won’t smell like Raspberries, it lasts longer and the bottle is smaller so it hides better in your clutch- and the sport shorts.
These are great for when you have little ones around and aren’t sure if someone is going to flip your skirt or get a little handsy. I dislike Spanx; mostly because of how tight they are but they hide mummy-tummy pretty well so they aren’t completely useless.
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