Thigh Rub - It's a Thing

For those of us who don't have a thigh gap summer can have the added layer of dealing with your legs rubbing together and creating a super uncomfy rash.  Chaffing is for the birds y'all.  

You can watch our video above for an in depth dive with NYC stylist Jessica Myhr of Inherent Style but here's a cheat sheet for my personal faves with a bonus that's not in the video:

Jockey Skimmies - these things are awesome.  Of course you can wear Spanx but generally speaking I'm not wanting to be massively sucked in while I'm cavorting around Central Park.  I just want to be able to walk and not be walking like I a rode a horse at the end of the day - you know what I mean if this has happened to you!  They don't have seams or suck you in - they just keep your thighs from hurting.  I tend to get them a size larger than I normally wear so they're super comfy - they don't roll at the tummy or the leg openings, they're about as lightweight/breezey as something that stays put can be and they come in various colors and sizes.  And no, I'm not paid by Jockey, I just like these a lot :).

Body Glide - I have tried SO MANY THINGS that say they will work and, thus far, this is the one that works the best for me.  I've only ever used the blue tube so that's what I can rec.  It basically feels like you're putting deodorant on your inner thighs which feels very strange the first time you do it but you can have sweat pouring down your legs and be okay in a sundress with this on.  I won't lie - there are days when I'll have walked all over creation and I'll do a second round of it in the evening before I walk my dog, Jasper, but generally speaking one round is good.  

Ingredient wise here's what's in it: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ozokerite (from mineral sources - not petroleum), Glyceryl Behenate, Stearyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).  

Tamanu Oil - If you do get irritation because you haven't tried the goodies above my favorite product for rashes is our Tamanu Oil.  So many of our clients have reported positive experiences from burns/bites/rashes/etc and this study shows it to be an effective alternative to treating wounds.  Half a dropper full is enough for both legs.  Everyone on our team is obsessed with this stuff.

I hope that'll help keep you in the sundresses and cut-off shorts you love and bopping around town for the rest of the summer!


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  • Erin's Faces

    Ha! Thank you so much Melissa :) – it’s a serious situation that needs to be talked about, right?!

  • Melissa

    Can I say that I think I love you even more because you did a piece on chub rub?

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