Hmmm, frequent chafing in the thighs. A common side-effect among all the beauties out there with thick thighs. While you guffaw at the irritation, pain, and itchiness down there and often curse your assets for the way they are, you need to know that there are quite a few natural remedies that will come to your rescue. Not just as an anti-chafing remedy but as a preventive nuskhe as well.
So, here are 6 DIY remedies you can bank on if you frequently experience chub-rub, while you’re the proud owner of thick thighs.
1. Coconut Oil
Ah, the good ol’ oil. Known for its deep hydrating benefits and as a natural makeup remover, it is also known as a natural healer of surface wounds on the skin, such as chafing, by treating the inflammation. It also heals the wounds and kills bacteria that might grow on the skin and aggravate the wound. Since the oil gets readily absorbed by the skin, it isn’t effective for preventing chafing but is effective in healing it, after you’ve already got one. Applying a few drops of coconut oil is all you need for your wound to heal in a couple of days.
2. Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum jelly, known as zinc oxide in medical parlance, is closely associated with soothing chafing wounds enough to prevent irritation, itchiness, and redness. The advantage with this jelly is that it not only efficiently treats chafing, but also helps prevent it. This is because it does not get absorbed by the skin owing to its thick texture. Its ability to block moisture also makes it suitable for preventing chafing, explaining why this jelly is often an integral part of anti-chafing skin ointments.
The easily available kitchen ingredient absorbs extra moisture from the skin. This makes it an effective ingredient for preventing friction in sweat-prone areas like the thighs, underarms, and groin. it makes your skin smooth enough to keep friction at bay, thereby, preventing chafing altogether. Once you already have a chub-rub in your thighs, cornstarch can work its magic in treating itchiness and irritation, also protecting the skin from developing infections on damaged skin. What’s more, It is the same silky texture as talcum powder, which is why you can use it as an alternative to cornstarch for controlling friction.
4. Aloe Vera Gel
One herb that has been one of the favourites of our dadis and nanis, and not without a reason. In fact, they are laden with multiple benefits that work wonders as natural remedies for a host of our skin and hair problems. In fact, most of them. Enriched with antioxidants and antiseptic properties, it is also known for being antimicrobial and antiviral. No wonder, they are in great demand in the medical field.
They soothe, bring relief, and heal skin irritations, abrasions, inflammation, redness, scratchiness, and itchiness, just to name a few. The gel of this herb, which can be scooped out by peeling the thick succulent leaves, has been used for centuries for treating burned skin and surface wounds like chafing. Grow this plant right at home or purchase commercial products from reliable brands to make the most of this gel.
5. Shea Butter
Replete with fatty acids, shea butter is one of the most beneficial for soothing and softening chafed skin. The acids act as a much-required source of nourishment and nutrition for surface wounds on the skin, healing them in no time. India doesn’t offer a weather that is suitable for cultivating shea butter. So you need to depend on one from a reliable brand to do the trick for you.
6. Argan Oil
Another oil – a comparatively new skincare and haircare ingredient that has been garnering rave reviews within the short time it is available in India, is highly recommended as an anti-chafing natural remedy as well. Hailing from the Mediterranean, it is known to offer hydration to the surface wound, which is essential to soften the area and arrest redness and irritation, and keep the skin supple and soft. That apart, it also aids in improving skin elasticity, making the skin feel relaxed. It isn’t a surprise that it is known as a medicinal plant for healing wounds. Lastly, it does not stain your clothes, unlike most other oils. A pro, indeed!
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