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The Best Ways to Prevent Thigh Chafing (Chub Rub)

June 9 2013 | CeCe Olisa

Girls who can just throw on a dress and walk out the door have NO IDEA what its like to be trapped in an inner thigh chafing prison, I mean what’s the point of wearing a flowing sundress if you’re bound up in spanx on underneath so your thighs wont touch? And even if you don’t mind wearing spanx under your dresses, it gets annoying to constantly do the “let me yank the hem of my dress down in case my spanx are showing” dance.

Ever since I discovered that I could prevent inner thigh chafing and give myself the freedom to walk around with bare legs, I’ve been obsessed. As with preventing ingrown hairs, I like to test out different products until I feel I’ve got the best solution.

I have full thighs and sensitive skin, so every step I take is potential disaster. For me, preventing the awful burning, bumps, blisters, irritation and welts from chub rub comes down to creating a perfect layer of skin protection that will last while I walk around NYC. So, here’s my three-step anti-chafing regimen:

Step One: Coconut Oil

After I get out of the shower I like to moisturize with coconut oil. I have some in a spray bottle that I use to spritz my body, I find that when I rub coconut oil onto my inner thighs it gives them a “slick” feeling which begins the layer of skin protection as I walk around my apartment and get dressed.

Step Two: Shea Butter

Raw Shea Butter is a natural skin protectant. If I apply Shea Butter before any “anti-chaffing” products it makes them last longer and I have to re-apply less often. I don’t like the smell of plain Shea Butter, so I purchase mine with scent infusions. (Added Bonus: Nothing wrong with a pleasant scent between your thighs, right?)

Step Three: Anti-Chaffing Balm/Gel

After I’ve coated my inner thighs with Shea Butter, I then swipe on a layer of Anti-Chaffing Balm or Gel. My favorite is Gold Bond Friction Defense (I feel it lasts the longest). I also like Monistats Powder Gel.

The only thing I carry in my purse is the product I use in the last step (balm or powder its your choice) I reapply as needed throughout the day, but if you do steps one and two that shouldn’t be too often.

Plus Size Princesses often have gorgeous legs, hopefully these suggestions will help you show yours off in comfort this summer!

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36 responses on “The Best Ways to Prevent Thigh Chafing (Chub Rub)

  1. Jen

    Thank you for this! I am going to try it, bc I haven’t found anything to work so far and I loathe that I have to resort to wearing hot constricting spanx under everything!

  2. jenw_80@yahoo.com

    Thank you for this! I am going to try it, bc I haven’t found anything to work so far and I loathe that I have to resort to wearing hot constricting spanx under everything!

  3. Saraloufasig@gmail.com

    I found that the Monistat Chafing Relief cream works the best. I live in dresses now. It is seriously a life saver.

  4. Kayleigh

    Could I ask what might be a silly question? Don’t these products get on your clothes? Sometimes my skirt goes between my legs…getting in/out of the car, a gust of wind, or even just sitting down a certain way — won’t all this stuff get on the fabric?
    Also, it seems to me that once the lotion absorbs, it might not work any more.
    I tried using powder and it works…but doesn’t have the endurance I’d like. I ran out of dusting powder and used some of my translucent loose face powder recently, that actually had more staying power…not perfect, but an improvement. Who knew?
    Oh, and how often do you reapply the last product in your regimen?

  5. fashionably.later@yahoo.com

    Could I ask what might be a silly question? Don’t these products get on your clothes? Sometimes my skirt goes between my legs…getting in/out of the car, a gust of wind, or even just sitting down a certain way — won’t all this stuff get on the fabric?Also, it seems to me that once the lotion absorbs, it might not work any more.
    I tried using powder and it works…but doesn’t have the endurance I’d like. I ran out of dusting powder and used some of my translucent loose face powder recently, that actually had more staying power…not perfect, but an improvement. Who knew?
    Oh, and how often do you reapply the last product in your regimen?

  6. Maria Pantsaredumb Gonzalez

    Ooh what a regimen! I’d love to try it some day! I wear bike shorts from
    Walmart for now. As it gets hotter, this option is less sexy. Thank you
    for posting this 🙂

  7. gonza220@umn.edu

    Ooh what a regimen! I’d love to try it some day! I wear bike shorts from Walmart for now. As it gets hotter, this option is less sexy. Thank you
    for posting this 🙂

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  10. Vanessa Benoit

    Oh my gosh, I have the perfect solution for thigh chaffing and it is sexy as well. I use Bandelettes (http://www.bandelettes.com ), I love them so much. With the way they are made to stay securely in place but you have to be sure to measure your thighs correctly for them to work properly. I had just gotten feed up with buying creams, powders, and what not to keep from having the pain of chaffing, I wanted something that I could have all the time without worrying about running out of something. So I did some research and came across these. I love, love the colors and styles they come in. You should definitely check them out.

  11. vrb9181@gmail.com

    Oh my gosh, I have the perfect solution for thigh chaffing and it is sexy as well. I use Bandelettes (http://www.bandelettes.com ), I love them so much. With the way they are made to stay securely in place but you have to be sure to measure your thighs correctly for them to work properly. I had just gotten feed up with buying creams, powders, and what not to keep from having the pain of chaffing, I wanted something that I could have all the time without worrying about running out of something. So I did some research and came across these. I love, love the colors and styles they come in. You should definitely check them out.

  12. Michael Harrington

    Ladies.. your man can easily chafe his penis during a sex act, and this can put him out of commission for quite a while. So if this issue hits home, you should get him to use a penis health creme every day. In addition to clearing up and preventing chafing, it will smooth the skin and keep it extra clean and odor-free. These cremes are extremely helpful.

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