Ok. So, one of the more embarrassing, rarely discussed, yet frequent challenges faced by curvy gals in the summer is the issue of inner thigh chafing
. Perhaps it's not just a summer issue for you, but I know that for me, with all of the sundresses, maxi dresses and skirts that come with the warmer weather, the issue of inner-thigh chafing (or, as it's known in the streets chub rub
) moves to center stage. This problem can go from being a mild annoyance to being a major source of physical pain and emotional shame. But, over the years, I've developed a three-part plan to combat this foe.
Here are my weapons of chub-rub prevention:
The Mighty Thigh Savers: Baby Powder, Spanx, and Monistat Chafing Gel
Your first line of defense is Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel
. This stuff is, quite simply, one of the best things on the planet. It's a cooling gel that creates a "slip" between your legs, preventing the skin from clinging as you walk. It is odorless, colorless and, amazingly, you can use it as a face primer
. (I have no idea who thought of that, but it works!) (If you're not interested in this product, I find that shea butter and/or baby oil has a similar - but not as potent - effect.)
Next, apply a bit of baby powder between your thighs. This gives you an extra layer of "slip." Plus, I don't know about you, but I *love* the fragrance of baby powder. (In fact, Johnson's actually makes it in different scents now
.) Sometimes I go so far as to layer the scent of the powder with Demeter Baby Powder Fragrance
or Love's Baby Soft
Finally, once I'm all powdered and gelled, I put on that final piece of armour - Spanx
. Yes, I know they're super expensive. But you know what? I have found them to be the best quality of any other body shapers out there. Plus, I just find them to be comfortable - a huge plus in my book.
So, there you have it. Curvy CEO's Anti-Chub Rub Guide. Enjoy!
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