As much as we live for summer and (im)patiently await its return each year in all its warm, sunny glory, we have to admit: It’s certainly not the most glamorous season of them all. Between the boob sweat, frizzy hair, and, well, all-over sweat, summer (especially a summer heatwave) sure knows how to ruin a good time.
But of all of the season’s cruel offenses, there’s one that makes us feel particularly betrayed. We’re talking about thigh-chafing.
Thigh-chafing is caused by friction that occurs when the inside of your thighs rub together. Those of us who have been blessed with thick thighs know the struggle and the honestly surprising levels of pain it causes on a hot summer day after hours of walking around in the heat. We wouldn’t wish it on our worst enemies.
Which is why we’re thankful for brands that have stepped up to the challenge and provided us with solutions to our least favorite summer woe. Shop these tried-and-tested thigh-chafing products that will put an end to the burning, once and for all.
1Lush Cosmetics Silky Underwear
This loose, dusting powder absorbs sweat and can be used anywhere on your body.
2Bandelettes Unisex Thigh Bands
Okay, so these obviously aren’t a beauty product—but how genius are they?
3Body Glide For Her Anti-Chafe Balm
Rub this stick anywhere from your thighs to prevent chafing to the backs of your heels to prevent blisters.
4Chamois Butt’r Original Anti-Chafe Cream
It was made for cyclists, so you know it’s good.
5Gold Bond Friction Defense
It’s a true classic.
6Love AnyBody Anti-Chafe Ointment
This thigh-chafing product was launched by body-positive influencer Loey Lane earlier this year.
7Love AnyBody Anti-Chafe Stick
It also comes in stick form!
8Megababe Thigh Rescue
Throw this in your purse for on-the-go touchups.
9Monistat Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel
Don’t let the word “gel” freak you out—this guy dries down to a nice, silky finish.