For any woman who doesn’t possess a thigh gap (so, lots of us) the usual friction between her upper legs only goes up a gear this time of year, with the film of sweat that covers her skin causing her thighs to stick together, leaving a big red rash in its wake. Chafing, you old devil.
But in this progressive 21st Century age we’re lucky enough to live through, we shouldn’t be forced to settle for such discomfort. Which is why we thought we should share this pearl of wisdom courtesy of The Independent on how to prevent the chafing woes so many people suffer this time of year.
While vaseline and talcum powder are old classics to prevent the rub, this one’s new: use roll-on deodorant. The tip comes from Twitter user @poderosa, and it actually makes perfect sense.
The benefit of using roll-on deodorant over lotion, according to poderosa, is that it lasts so much longer, creating a slick layer covering your thighs and allowing them to slip past each other instead of rubbing like sandpaper. Plus, it’s soothing af down there, which is v welcome in these sweaty times.
Now go, be free and enjoy the summer with your new found lubricated thighs.