If you have ever experienced chafing you know how it can end your walk. You chafe wherever sweat and skin meet - most often the underarms, chest, crotch, thighs or nipples. There are simple solutions.
This silicone-based roll-on provides long lasting lubrication to prevent blisters and chafing. It is odorless and non-greasy. I use it to prevent underarm chafing, as well as on my toes to prevent blisters. It also comes in towelette packets.
BodyGlide is a no-petroleum stick that goes on like a deodorant stick. I use it to prevent chafing. It won't stain your clothing. It comes in regular and a version that includes sunscreen. It's also good for preventing blisters on your feet. You can even find mini-versions that are easy to take along in your pack.
This is a silicone-based cream or stick you can apply wherever you might experience chafing. The manufacturer says it stays in place longer than wax-based anti-chafing products as it has a higher melting point. It is almost unscented, which is important for those of us allergic to perfumes and scents. I detect a slight herbal note only.
This stick goes on like deodorant. I love that it is unscented, as I am allergic to many scents. You can use it wherever you are bound to chafe, and use it on your feet to prevent blisters. It contains aloe vera to moisturize. I found it to be a little sticky to the touch after you put it on. It worked well to prevent under-bra chafing, but I prefer to use the SportShield silicone roll-on for my underarms.
This spray-on anti-chafing preparation can be very handy for those hard-to-reach areas. Also, it seems more hygienic than rub-on sticks, especially if you share it with your walking partner! Skin Strong mentions that it is a good choice for under your heart rate monitor chest band, which is a prime spot for chafing. The product is scented but it didn't trigger my allergies. Skin Strong also makes Slather cream and Slik Dust, a powdered silicone product.
This easy to apply gel combines silicone, polymers, and petrolatum for long lasting waterproof lubrication. It includes aloe, antioxidant vitamins E and C, natural plant extracts, Tolnaftate antifungal agent and Triclosan antibacterial agent. A drawback for me is that it is scented and I'm allergic to the scent.
9. Compression Shorts
If thigh chafing is your problem and you want a solution you can wear under all clothing, including your work outfits and dresses, Luvees are a great solution. You can choose from a thigh coverall or a panty coverall designed to prevent thigh chafing.