Summer is a perfect season to enjoy practicing your favorite sports, although in the different sessions discomforts or problems may appear that should be solved.
Physical activity is beneficial, but there are circumstances in which the skin can be affected by factors related to exercise, without it being particularly intense or practiced regularly.
ACT ON TIME
Days of hiking, walks along Jacobean routes, kilometers by bike or incursions into water sports, such as surfing, can end with redness on various parts of the body, which must be treated. Action must be taken on time, and not only to cure them, but to ensure that we continue enjoying these activities without major discomfort or setbacks.
And we are talking about sports, but for many women chafing on the inner side of the thighs is common, especially in summer, without having to practice sports. Therefore, if this is your case, surely more than once you have looked for solutions to prevent that skin from being damaged again.
WHY DO THEY COME OUT AND WHERE?
Scratches are one of the most common dermatological conditions among those who practice physical exercise and appear due to constant friction with sports equipment, with the skin itself or from a trauma.
Usually, these lesions are located, above all, in skin folds, the inner side of the thighs, groin, armpits, chest or feet.
That is why wearing suitable footwear and wearing clothing designed to absorb excess sweating (as well as wearing shorts that cover the area that is habitually irritated) are some starting solutions to keep the skin in the best condition.
Abrasions, erosions, blisters, calluses, ingrown toenails are some manifestations of sports chafing, which can manifest in different ways.
Has this ever happened to you? Do you want to care for or prepare your skin to avoid these problems? Well, take a look at the products we have selected to keep blisters and chafing at bay.
CHAMOIS CREAM CC
High-end, this cream is a favorite among cyclists. It is antibacterial, contains the Extreme Skin Lubricant formula and is enriched with aloe vera, witch hazel, shea butter and sunflower oil, therefore, in addition to fulfilling its lubricating function, it is moisturizing. It has a slight cooling effect and smells like coconut.
In addition, it is free of chemicals such as parabens and formaldehydes. It is sold in 250 ml cans. And it is one of the best valued on Amazon. Users point out that it prevents chafing during medium and long distance triathlons and that pimples and boils even disappear.
You can buy it here for 17.90 euros.
CHAMOIS CREAM BY ASSOS
Another favorite by Amazon users and also recognized by cyclists as one of the most effective formulas to reduce friction. It has antibacterial properties and natural extracts, such as beeswax and witch hazel, which rehydrate and nourish sensitive areas of the skin.
Thus, you will reduce chafing and inflammation caused by time spent in the saddle. It also includes menthol in its composition, so you will notice an immediate refreshing effect.
You can buy it here for 16 euros.
WITH HEMP OIL
Hemp is the star ingredient in this other cream for chamois from the BCNHEMP brand. Suitable for both women and men, it stands out for its moisturizing, lubricating and soothing effect on irritated or damaged areas due to the effect of continuous rubbing, thanks to its hemp oil.
It is antibacterial and does not include menthol, so you will not have to fear contact with intimate areas. It is recommended to massage and emulsify it in your hand before applying it to the desired area, as it has a dense texture.
Its formulation is vegan, does not contain petroleum derivatives and has rosemary, cypress and lavender oil, which provide fungicidal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects. The brand offers another version with regenerating properties, for skin more affected by stretch marks, burns and scars.
You can buy it here for 18.37 euros.
In roll-on format, this anti-scratch cream is one of the most widely used, not only for sports. In fact, many of the Amazon users point out that they apply it to the inside of the thighs, to avoid annoying rubbing when wearing shorts. Runners can also apply it to the armpits or nipples, to avoid blisters or redness. It is a 42-gram lubricating balm, although it does not contain mineral oils, so it does not make clothes greasy, and it includes vitamin F, to hydrate and soften the skin.
You can buy it here for 19.95 euros.
Runners or hikers will especially appreciate this multipurpose compound, as its texture is less creamy and can be applied to any area of the body susceptible to friction, such as armpits, feet, thighs, hands or even under neoprene suits, since it is resistant to water and humidity.
The formula of the Run Guard stick is 100% natural and includes beeswax, aloe vera leaf extract and vitamin E.
It is applied in a stick and each unit has 15 grams of product. Wherever you apply it, the sensation it leaves is that of a soft balm for the skin.
You can buy it here for 7.95 euros.
NOK WITH A REINFORCEMENT EFFECT
Akileïne Sports' Nok cream provides something extra over the compounds of other brands: it has a reinforcing effect after continued use. In fact, it is advisable to start using it at night about 15 days before competing in long, high-resistance events, as it helps to prepare and strengthen sensitive areas prone to blisters or chafing.
For this reason, it can also be applied to multiple areas of the body: feet, nipples, crotch, armpits... It includes a high concentration of shea butter, which hydrates and softens the skin, and its composition is resistant to water , so it is indicated for triathletes or water sports. In case of intense exercise, it is advisable to apply two layers of cream.
You can buy it here for 12.25 euros.
This is a very advantageous format, as it is comfortable and quickly absorbed. Made from liquid silicone, Trislide Skin Lubricant is the spray version of the anti-chafing formulas. Bactericidal and oily in texture, it is very innovative in its application, and achieves the same effect in preventing blisters and chafing.
It is resistant to sweat and water, also effective for aquatic practices, therefore, and it is enough to use soap and water to remove the remains of the product, although it is not a greasy lubricant. And another comparative advantage: you can share it.
You can buy it here for 12.16 euros.
Indicated above all for runners or lovers of hiking and trekking, the pjuractive 2SKIN Anti Chafing gel spray acts as a protective barrier against chafing and blisters on feet or other friction areas. Creates a silicone layer on the skin that prevents external aggressions, although it is breathable and does not clog pores. In addition, its composition is vegan, it is dermatologically tested and it is also resistant to water and sweat.
In fact, it achieves a long-lasting effect. They are sold in units of 20 or 100 ml. and in packs of two or three units, perfect to always carry with you in your bag or toiletry bag. Does not contain alcohol or added perfumes.
You can buy it here for 17.97 euros.
Here is another option for those who prefer more durable and resistant textile solutions. Available in three colors (black, beige and white) and three contour sizes, these bands fit over the thigh and under skirts and dresses to prevent rubbing on the inner thighs.
They have two non-slip silicone bands on the back, so that they remain fixed to the skin, and it is enough to wash them in cold water so that they are ready for use.
Buy them here for 9.75 euros.
*As an Amazon Associate, Bazar earns revenue from qualifying purchases that meet applicable requirements.
According to the criteria ofThe Trust Project