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[thigh bands]7 Best Ways to Prevent Thigh Chafing During the Hot Summer Months, According to an Expert

  “If you notice your chafing is due to a certain cloth that is an irritant, stop wearing it,” advises Dr. Jackson. “For example, some of my teenage patients want to wear these super skinny leggings. Don’t wear the jean fabric, wear the cotton. It’s a lot softer and gentler on your skin.”

  If you don’t want to get rid of the short shorts, Dr. Jackson says Vaseline is the way to go. “I call it the wonder jelly because not only is it affordable, but it is the runner’s best friend. You can put just a little bit of Vaseline on the inside of both thighs and that will decrease the friction.” Oh, and unfortunately, regular lotion doesn’t do the trick because it’s so easily absorbed into the skin.

  Much like under boob sweat, thigh chafing can be prevented by zapping moisture in the area. A talc-free powder like MegaBabe’s Bust Dust or Burt’s Bees Baby Dusting Powder will keep your inner thighs nice and dry.

  Powders can easily get messy, so if you’re not one for all the extra clean up that comes with applying an anti-chafe powder, try an anti-chafe balm. Gold Bond’s Friction Dense Stick has over 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon and Dr. Jackson recommends Body Glide for Her, which you can easily apply before a run.

  If you’re going to be wearing any skirts or dresses, you can also opt of thigh bands. These nifty under garments will provide a barrier between your thighs, combating friction. These lacy bands from Bandelettes look more like garters than boy shorts, and come in a variety of colors.

  Anti-chafing bands not quite getting the job done and you need an option that gives you a bit more coverage? Go for slip shorts. This Easylite Smoothing Slip Short from Bare Necessities doubles as a thigh shaper and it’s made with moisture wicking fabric. Win-win.

  Check out the comprehensive list here. From biker shorts to running shorts to shorts for any high-impact activity (or just a lazy day of running errands) these picks will let you live your best life chafe-free.