7 products to beat thigh-chafe this summer

Now, we’re definitely not complaining about this heatwave – waking up to perfect blue skies, having lunch in the park, alfresco drinks after work… But there is one drawback: chafing. Specifically, the nasty and often painful rash you get where your inner thighs rub when you wear skirts or dresses. So we’ve scoured the internet to find the most effective, best value products designed to beat chafing that you should stock up on this summer. Your thighs will thank you!

The best products to tackle chafing

Lanacane

Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel, £6.30, Boots

Although it calls itself a gel, it has a super silky texture. You squeeze a little out the tube and dab it where you need it. Non-greasy and won’t stain.

Bandelettes

Bandelettes Anti-Chafe Bands, £15.99 – £22.48, Amazon

Think of the top bit of hold-up stockings and that’s essentially what these are – bands of lace of fabric with anti-slip silicone that you wear on your upper thigh. They’re cooler and feel a little less utilitarian than shorts.

Lush Silky Underwear

Silky Underwear Dusting Powder, £9, Lush

A powder that keeps skin dry and smooth, it is infused with cocoa butter for velvety soft skin. Plus it has a lovely smell of jasmine. The grown up answer to baby powder.

Assos Chamois Creme

Assos Women’s Chomoise Creme, £10, Wiggle

Not to be confused with ASOS, Assos is a Swiss brand, and chamois creme is a product used by cyclists to avoid painful rubbing from the bike’s saddle. It’s specifically formulated to be antibacterial.

Be You

Be You anti-chafe

Anti-chafing cream, £12.95, Beauty Bay

This vegan formula uses all-natural ingredients including lavender and coconut oils. It has a non-greasy texture that offers comfort against friction, and also soothes skin that’s already irritated.

For Her

For her anti-chafe

Body Glide Anti Chafe, £8.99, Runners Need

Another great vegan option, this natural stick forms a protective layer over skin to prevent rubbing and keep skin dry and never irritated.

H&M

H&M shorts

Anti-chafing Biker shorts, £6.99, H&M

These super soft shorts come in black and beige, and work by preventing skin from rubbing together. Wear them under dresses and skirts.

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