Hey girls! It’s that time again! Sundress & shorts season is among us! It even came a littler earlier this year! Not mad, I’m just saying I could have used a few extra days of the coolness of spring lol! But hey! Summer can be a girl’s best friend, as long as she has the tools to handle the infamous chub rub that comes with the season’s fashions. All of us curvy ladies have experienced it and if you haven’t be thankful! You know, that lovely feeling of your luxurious thighs getting snuggly in the summer heat? To the point that you have to reinvent your walk to make it through the rest of the day? Yep good ol’ chub rub! It’s like the peanut butter to thick thighs’ jelly lol!
From summer to summer, rash to rash it has taken me FOREVER and a day to find chub rub solutions that work. I needed the products to be inexpensive, long lasting, and easy to use. So here are my top 10 Anti-Chub Rub products, I’ve done the research and the trial and error, so you won’t have to!
It’s Chub Rub Season—10 Products To Battle It
One product my mom introduced me to after she started getting into running was Monistat's Chafing Relief Powder-Gel. Not only does it help relieve, but also prevents chafing when used daily!
Since chub rub works hand-in-hand with sweat, using a product that prevents/absorbs sweat is key. I’m a long time fan of LUSH, and Silky Underwear dusting powder does not disappoint. It smells fabulous and gets the job done!
For a sexier alternative, Bandelettes are perfect for the delicate inner thighs and come in various styles (my fav is the black lace, gotta love a classic!). The inside of the band has adhesive, so you won’t have to worry about them sliding down while you shimmy all summer!
Along with coconut oil, shea butter is also one of those holy grails of products. Used for healthy hair and skin, it’s ultra moisturizing goodness is great for chub rub healing and prevention. Oye Shea Butter is sourced from Nigeria, using all natural ingredients, including the Shea nut, castor oil, and tea tree oil combined for the perfect product! You’ll be using this all year long!
So if you have one of those days where the chub rub is inevitable, aftercare is just as important! My go to is a sugar scrub to get off the dead skin, dirt, and sweat that makes chub rub so awful. Exfoliating leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh, and using one that also has moisturizing ingredients will help renew your skin for another summer day!
For longer skirts and dresses, I love to stick to a trusty pair of bike shorts, something less constricting than your typical pair of shapewear. Undersummers has a ton of adorable options in sizes Small to 4X!
Perfect for daily use, this type of defense is designed to provide comfort and relief to your skin that is irritated by friction. Apply in all areas where there is skin to skin contact for a day of relief. It reduces friction while soothing and moisturizing your skin! It glides on like a deodorant.
An oldie but goodie, is coconut oil! Yes, this really is the miracle product. While you moisturize everywhere else, generously apply to your inner thighs for a smooth glide. Be wary though of getting it on clothing, because it can stain.
I first discovered Lady Anti Monkey Butt when I moved down south. The heat and humidity made some days feel unbearable. It works really well in those areas that rub, like inner thighs, your bra line and anywhere a extra protection from wetness. The combination of talc free cornstarch and calamine powder which gives the product a soft, soothing texture that glides across the skin and feels great So, whether you’re running, walking, working hard or playing hard, you don’t want to spend your day in discomfort.
What better way to avoid thighs rubbing together than by putting a physical barrier between them? Rue107’s summer collection has matching palazzo’s and crop tops for a breezy, comfortable, non-chafing summer look!
Now that your anti-chub rub arsenal is full, time to stock up! Chub rub season is upon us! Whether you choose to use garments, scrubs, powders, or gels you can relax knowing you’ll be prepared! Enjoy the best time of the year loving your thighs, not having your thighs love on each other too much. Stock up now so that once the full blaze of summer hits us you’ll be locked and loaded! I’m sure these items are going to fly off the shelves!
Have you tried any of these chub rub remedies and ideas? What are some of your go to solutions or measures of prevention? Let me know in the comments!