You might also know this as “chub rub” or other offensive terms. And if you still aren’t sure what I’m talking about, then you were probably blessed with thigh gap and don’t have to deal with this unpleasant situation. It’s basically when your skin rubs together and creates a very painful rash, and sometimes even bleeds and scabs up. Sure, chafing can happen to anyone–marathon runners, babies, dudes, and so on, and in many different places. But thigh rub is problem many women face during the warmer months. I’m pretty active and spin, run and hike, and still deal with this sh*t all the time. Especially during summertime because I only wear dresses.
It happens like this: I walk outside feeling like a million bucks, walk around for a little while and start sweating, and then feel the rub coming on. I learned my lesson in Cambodia two years ago when I didn’t have my handy mini Gold Bond powder with me. It was 100 degrees and humid, and we (my now fiance and I!) set out for an all-day trek around Siem Reap to see the temples. By the time we got home I was limping from the pain. I seriously contemplated saving my money and getting the fat sucked out of my thighs (yes, it is that painful). Maybe TMI, but I am sure some of you can relate. I quickly learned to never leave the house on a hot summer day without some relief in-hand. So if you’re in the same boat as me, check out the slideshow above for to find out ways to prevent and soothe chub rub if it happens to you.
[Photo: The Kourtney Kerr, one of our favorite style bloggers who definitely does NOT have chub rub]