The summer season is beloved for a number of reasons. From picnics outside to drinking Pimm’s and Aperol Spritz in the sunshine, it’s a period of joy in the UK. But summer does not come without problems and challenges, and for many, the dreaded chafing situation sits right at the top of the list.
We’ve all been there; you’re out in the sunshine, feeling happy and content, but a little sweaty, and you’re experiencing some seriously unwanted friction between the tops of your legs.
Luckily, one savvy mum has found the answer to the dreaded summer chafing issue, and her social media post has gone viral. Paula Deegan shared a picture of the Asda Little Angels Liquid Talc on her Facebook page, alongside a gleaming recommendation:
‘To all my big busted ladies, or those with thick thighs/some chub… this is a godsend. I’ve been using it under my boobs & thighs and it has really stopped the sweating & chaffing in this hot weather! was only like 87p too [sic].’
The product is actually meant for babies, and aims to prevent chapping. It’s described by Asda as a ‘gentle formulation [that] applies like a lotion and dries to a light, talc like powder to absorb excess moisture and to help prevent chapping.’
The description continues: ‘It is paraben free, hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and paediatrician approved ensuring it’s just right for your little angels – and the rest of the family too.’
Anti-chafing products are seriously sought after, demonstrated by the fact that other formulations targeted specifically towards the problem have been big sellers in the past. Megababe‘s anti-chafing stick, named ‘Thigh Rescue,’ broke the internet when it first launched, and quickly sold out.