Aloe Vera for chafing

Home Remedies of Chafing

Summer time is chafing time. Chafing is the irritation of skin caused by repetitive friction from skin to skin contact in different parts of the body and friction on skin caused by the clothing you wear.

Inner thighs and inner glutes; armpits and nipples are the most common area of the body where chafing occurs. Humidity and moisture during the summer time are mainly responsible for chafing. Rigorous sports and exercising can also cause chafing.


Skin chafing should not be ignored as simple rash as it can develop into sting, burns and even bleeding. There are a number of home remedies for chafing which can be handy when you are likely to have an outing during summer and can not avoid the humidity and perspiration.

Learn to Prevent Chafing before Using Home Remedies to Get Rid of It

You know it. Prevention is much better than cure especially for chafing which otherwise can irritate your skin for a long time.

In spite of all the precautions you can still get chafing if you are in the hot and humid sun for a long time. That doesn't mean that you can't prevent it. It simply means, you need to be more careful. Most of these preventative measures are equally useful as remedies, if you have contacted chafing.

Following are some useful tip to prevent and treat chafing.

1. Reduce Weight

If you are overweight and it shows on your thighs, then you know that the thighs rub each other. If you can shape up yourself you are reducing the probabilities of chafing. YOu need to prepare yourself a log way before the summer starts.

Weight loss will give you a number of benefits including looking and feeling better and avoid chafing.

2. Wear Clothes to Suit The climate

Do not wear ill fitted clothes. Avoid cottons which absorb moisture and retain it. This can develop bacteria in the chafing. Wear synthetic clothes that suit you. If you are a sports person then you will get synthetic clothes that breathe air.

Change clothes more frequently. If you sweat a lot, then clean yourself and wear a new set of clothes.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is very good for skin nutrition and is used for treating a number of skin conditions. Aloe Vera contains glycoprotein which helps to reduce pain and inflammation.

It also contains polysaccharides to stimulate skin cell repair. So, the healing speeds up. Fresh Aloe Vera gel is the best way to treat chafing.

  • cut an Aloe Vera leaf and take out the gel
  • fill the gel in a glass container which can be sealed for further use
  • apply Aloe Vera gel on the affected area

Do it 2-3 times a day.

4. Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil has powerful antiseptic properties. It prevents and heals infections. Add a couple of drops of tea tree oil in a tablespoon of water. Mix it well and apply on the affected area with the help of a cotton ball.

5. Oatmeal Soaking

Soak yourself in the oatmeal soak for 20-30 minutes. Oatmeal is an anti-inflammatory agent that works very well on chafing to soothe it.

You can mix 2 cups of oatmeal in a bath tube with normal temperature water. Soak yourself in the bath. Take a shower after 30 minutes. Make sure that you do not scrub the affected area.

You can do it 2 times a day to get rid of chafing.

Chafing is avoidable if you take precautions. So be careful and deal with it as soon as you see the signs.