Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Chafing Solutions

I'm one of those weirdos who don't even own a pair of jeans.  In fact, I rarely wear pants and if I do they are yoga pants.  I'm a dress kind of girl.  But being a chubby girl living in a hot climate brings a very uncomfortable problem.  I'm talking about thigh chafing.  I know, it's such an embarrassing topic.

I have tried all the popular options from using my deodorant on my thighs to baby powder to a chafing gel designed for this very problem.  Baby powder was my favorite, despite the cloud of white powder, I love the smell of baby powder.  The problem is my sensitive skin.  You won't believe this but baby powder clogged pores and gave me bumps on my thighs. 

I recently found out about Monistat Chafing gel and I thought it was the perfect solution.  During our trip to DC we did a lot of walking it and it was a very hot weekend.  Every time we stopped for a bathroom break, I'd reapply but I guess because it was TOO HOT it really wasn't doing the trick for me.  It would dry right up in about a minute and I'd be back to square one.  Plus, who wants to rub something on their thighs every half hour.

Chafing Solutions

Enter, Jockey Skimmies. 

They kind of look like Spanx but they are not tight and they are very breathable. They don't bind your waist (or roll down) or squeeze in your thighs, they are very comfortable to wear, like wearing tights that go to your knees.  I'm a new lady with these shorts.  I've been wearing them for a couple of weeks now.  I will say one day it was blistering hot outside and we were walking more than usual and I noticed the skimmies would rid up a little and I'd have to pull them back down.  Also because it was hot and I was wearing underwear, skimmies, and a maxi dress of polyester jersey I was about to have a heat stroke and had to change clothes when I got home.  But every other day that I've worn them I haven't had a problem.  I don't even think about them.  They are a great solution for me and I wanted to share with you.

The downside is they only go up to XXL and although I find the XXL to work for me, I did have the riding up problem on our super hot day and maybe a bigger size would have helped that.  I wish these came in Plus Sizes, they are designed for us in mind, it really doesn't make any sense.  But they are very stretchy and I find the XXL does the trick for this 2X gal.

I'm not sponsored in this post, I wish I was, so I could do a give away or something fun, but I wanted to let you guys know about any solutions or great products I find so here you go.  Let me know if they work for you or if you have other chafing solutions.