Chafing occurs when skin rubs repeatedly against other skin or clothing, turns red, irritated and painful. This is uncomfortable and worsens with constant sweating. If you are a fitness freak and spends a lot of time running or exercising, you have a high risk of chafing. While rubbing can occur anywhere on the body, thighs, nipples, armpits, groin and neck are more susceptible to it. It is obvious that you can not stop everything and just stay in bed to avoid discomfort. Then what do you do? We make a list of natural ingredients that will help heal wounds faster.
Known for its soothing properties, aloe vera can soothe greatly irritated skin. Glycoprotein that helps reduce pain and inflammation, polysaccharides stimulate skin cell repair and reduces the risk of infection. Slit an aloe vera leaf, takes the gel and apply it directly on the affected skin. However, 100 percent aloe vera gel are available in pharmacies without access to a leaf.
Oatmeal is used for cleansing and moisturizing, and helps soothe irritated skin. Mix 1 cup of powdered oatmeal in a tub of warm water. Soak in it for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse your body with warm water. However, remember to pat dry and do not rub your skin with a towel.
Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants rich, and therefore is a powerful moisturizer. After a bath, apply a few drops of olive oil directly on the affected skin. Make sure you wait until completely absorbed before covering the top part. If you do not have olive oil can also be used coconut oil or vitamin E oil to treat chafing.
One of the most effective moisturizing agents, petroleum jelly works well chaffed skin. Apply a tablespoon in the affected area and spread evenly. This will soften the skin, and keeping it lubricated, preventing further friction.
Sodium bicarbonate helps reduce itching and pain associated with irritated skin and may even reduce the risk of infection. Mix one part baking soda and three parts water in a cup and apply the mixture on the affected area. Leave it on for about 5 minutes and rinse with cold water. Be sure not to baking soda on the skin for too long, as it can cause further irritation.