When wearing shorts or pants it’s common to experience chafing or ‘chub rub’ between your legs. Unfortunately, this painful inner thigh chafing can deter you from wearing certain clothes. But if you suffer from chafing, you actually don’t need to restrict your wardrobe choices! Read on to learn how to avoid thigh chafing when wearing shorts or pants.
What Causes Thigh Chafing When Wearing Shorts Or Pants?
When thighs rub against each other or clothing they get irritated. Sweat and moisture only worsen chafing. Common pant materials, such as the denim used in jeans, are particularly irritating to the skin. Skin-on-skin or skin-on-fabric friction can lead to chafing of the inner thighs, groin or buttocks. Chafing or ‘chub rub’ is a common issue that both men and women suffer from, and it can affect people of all shapes and sizes.
How Do You Stop Thighs From Chafing When Wearing Shorts?
When wearing shorts, you should wear something tight and fitted underneath. This will help you avoid inner thigh chafing. The layer of protection could be bike shorts or underwear shorts, such as Bandelettes Elegance Panty Shorts.
Summer is the time of year most people experience chafing. It’s also the most common time to experience chafing when wearing shorts. Shorts are a common wardrobe choice for the beach, wearing during exercise, or just enjoying the summer sun. And that summer sun brings sweat, and with sweat comes friction, bacteria, and chafing. Yuck.
So how do we stop the dreaded friction that’s the root cause of thigh chafing or ‘chub rub’? You can prevent friction by wearing tight shorts. But tight-fitting shorts are restrictive… and body-con style sorts are not a style everyone is comfortable with. Bandelettes solve this issue. They are worn discreetly under all other short styles. With Bandelettes you can wear denim, culottes, cargos, running or any other style of shorts!
Usually, athletic shorts use moisture-wicking materials designed to draw sweat away from the skin. For this reason, you should always choose appropriate workout wear when running or doing exercise. Other short styles, particularly denim shorts, are not made with moisture-wicking fabrics. For non-athletic short styles, you will need to wear an extra barrier of protection underneath.
Tips To Stop Chafing When Wearing Shorts:
- Wear tight-fitting shorts under other styles
- Keep skin dry and clean by drying sweat with a tissue or wipes
- Choose shorts made from moisture-wicking fabrics
- Wear Bandelettes shorts or thigh bands
How Do You Keep Your Thighs From Chafing When Wearing Pants?
Many people think you can only experience chafing from skin-to-skin contact. So quite often people who experience chafing avoid skirts and dresses, assuming pants are the safest option. Sadly, this is not always the case. It’s very common to experience chafing, even when wearing pants, especially from rougher fabrics such as denim. So, what do you do when even your trusted jeans are causing thigh chafing?
You have options to prevent chafing! However, most anti-chafing solutions are impractical to use underneath pants. This is especially true if you trying using them with tight-fitting jeans. To prevent chafing, the only real option is to wear tight-fitting shorts or thigh bands underneath your pants.
If you’re already suffering from chafing the last thing you want to do is let your inflamed skin continue rubbing. It’s essential to create a barrier between skin and the cause of the irritation. Tight-fitting shapewear or bodywear short can provide a discrete solution. Thigh bands such as Bandelettes provide the same protection without the discomfort often experienced with shapewear, and they’re available for both men and women!
If you’re suffering from chafed skin, and don’t want to wear an undergarment, there are other options available. You can try leggings or tight-fitting athletic pants, such as yoga pants, which are a comfortable option to use while the skin heals. Many sportswear brands use moisture-wicking fabrics. These specially designed fabrics can help prevent further chafing. You should look for products marketed as ‘no sweat’ or ‘sweat resistant’.
Tips To Stop Chafing When Wearing Pants:
- Create a barrier between skin and fabric
- Wear tight-fitting bodywear under jeans or pants
- Choose pants or leggings made from moisture-wicking fabrics
DON’T Try Chafing Creams Or Powders
Chafing solutions such as creams or chafing powders won’t work if you’re wearing pants or jeans. These anti-chafing creams will only create more moisture and friction between the fabric and the skin and will leave a nasty residue on your pants.
Many blogs and articles will suggest you rub talcum powder or baby powder between your legs. Another common suggestion is to rub deodorant between legs. Both suggestions can be helpful to prevent chafing when wearing skirts or dresses, but with pants, it can create unsightly white stains.
Bandelettes are committed to freeing men and women from the pain of skin chafing, allowing you to wear and do what you want! For more tips and information on the causes and prevention of skin chafing, read our guide: Everything You Need To Know About Chafing.