Whilst I’m a slim build, I have curvy thighs and I do suffer (particularly in this heatwave) with chafing. I’m usually OK for an hour or so, but when the chafing starts it soon takes over. If you thought walking and chafing was bad enough, you should try running whilst chafing. It’s worse. A hundred times worse. The friction from my thighs rubbing and even from my clothes rubbing is more intense, speeding up the process of the grazing and leaving me in so much pain!
Chafing can occur all over the body where the skin rubs or where your clothing can rub:
- Inner thighs
What should I do if I’ve been chafing?
If the area is sore, red and grazed, don’t ignore it and hope it will get better. Be sure to clean the affected area well and pat it dry before applying a layer of petroleum jelly or antiseptic cream. Try to sit still for a short while whilst your skin dries and try to avoid allowing your skin to rub.
If your chafing is at the point of bleeding, follow the above steps and speak to your GP or a pharmacist to get a medicated cream that will help your skin to heal.
The warm weather is typically my trigger for chafing, so when I heard about Smoovall Skin Contact Spray I jumped at the chance to try it out and see if it was all it was cracked up to be.
TLDR: if you suffer with chafing, you need this spray in your life!
What is Smoovall Skin Contact Spray?
If you’ve not heard of Smoovall Skin Contact Spray, let me educate you. It’s a spray that prevents soreness and skin irritation caused by friction. Basically it’s an anti-chafing spray that is the answer we’ve all been looking for (well, those of us who chafe).
Ditch the shorts under your skirt, wearing jeans on a hot day, and throw away your cabinet full of talcum powder. The team at Smoovall had the same chafing issues many of us encounter, so went about creating an affordable spray that we can all use.
When sprayed on areas of your body that chafe, Smoovall Skin Contact Spray forms an invisible and breathable protective layer on your skin, preventing the friction and irritation that leaves us sore. It’s looks and feels a little like spraying deodorant on your skin, but once you let it dry and rub your skin together, you can feel the protective layer that allows your skin to glide instead of rub.
What’s more, it uses rapid dry and active technology meaning the product dries on your skin within 10 to 30 seconds. This is fantastic as you’re not sat waiting around for long before you’re able to get up and go about your day. It’s also suitable for all skin types.
How does chafing spray work?
Once you’ve identified the key problem areas, or the areas you are concerned may chafe, shake the can well, spray the area for two to three seconds, wait up to 30 seconds to allow it to dry and you’re all set. Be sure to hold the can upright when spraying for best results and to prevent clogging.
A handy tip: if you’re applying to your groin or inner thighs, sit down and spray. You won’t need to contort your body in order to spray the required areas whilst holding the can upright.
Smoovall states it should last for a minimum of four hours, and they’re not wrong, but it really does depend on what you’re doing. I found that on the days I used it but wasn’t too active, it lasted the whole day and I didn’t need to top it up. On days where I was more active though, walking or jogging a lot, I’d have to top it up after four to five hours.
Where can I buy a chafing spray from?
There are a variety of brands that offer chafing sprays and other products, but having tried and tested the Smoovall Skin Contact Spray I CANNOT recommend it enough for anyone who suffers. It’s so easy to apply, doesn’t smell, dries fast and comes in a small handy can that I can carry around in my handbag.
It’s affordable at £12.99 for an 80ml spray, with each can containing roughly 30 sprays. Order before 3pm and get next day delivery for just £1.99 (delivery is free when ordering two or more products).
Let’s stop suffering and do something about it! I’m sure as hell going to be stocking up on this.