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How to Prevent Underwear Chafing

Skin irritation is a common problem for women, particularly because of our fuller and more curvaceous figures. Your clothes or even just your skin rubbing against the skin can cause this painful and annoying problem down below. The groin, armpits, thighs, and nipples are more likely to be chafed than most other parts. If left untreated, chafing can become open wounds, leading to more issues and concerns.  

Because men and women wear different clothes, they seem to have different spots of chafing. However, there are a couple of natural remedies to cure/prevent chafing. The following are some of the natural remedies and of course, a peek at our personal hand-crafted solution, Apele everyday panties, intentionally made to avoid chafing and riding up!

Apply baking soda

Baking soda is a home remedy that, besides being very economical, can be found easily in your home and be your ally when removing scratches.

For this you will need:

  • PH neutral soap
  • Peroxide
  • Sodium bicarbonate.

Once you have all the ingredients, the first thing you will do is clean the wounds with pH soap, so they do not become infected. Then, apply hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to the rubbing. This will allow the chafed area to dry much earlier, and heal sooner. The most important thing is that the skin does not get further infected, so this trick is essential.

Aloe Vera

Simply applying natural Aloe Vera on the wound will heal due to its high power of deep hydration. If you have Aloe Vera at home, rub the gel of this plant directly on the chafing. If you do not have it, you can buy prepared Aloe Vera gel, but make sure it is Aloe Vera 100% original, otherwise, it will have no effect.


Chamomile is a good disinfectant and is great for soothing scrapes and wounds. To do this, you will have to prepare an infusion of chamomile and apply it in liquid on the chafing to cure it. You can introduce it in the bathtub and place it over the areas affected.


Thyme is an antiseptic, which is why it is great for the elimination of chafing. You can heal the scratches by washing them with an infusion of thyme, several times a day.

Choose the right clothes

Quality clothing like Apele performance panties is a great option to avoid chafing. You can wear them under your everyday wear as the seams will not bother you when it rubs against your thighs. The choice of fabric is crucial too. Cotton is a bad idea because they get wet (and stay wet) when moisture hits (think sweat, discharge, and other mishaps).

Synthetic fabrics are better options because they have components that stop moisture. Our undies wick moisture away from you with our ultra-thin technology so you barely feel it is there. It holds up to 1 tampon’s worth of fluids or 5 millimeters over the same amount of time you would wear a tampon. Our power layer mesh does not pull bacteria because it dries quickly. Your body heat evaporates what goes into the core (except blood).

Apply lubricants, gels, and balms

If you want to know how to avoid chafing while out and about, Vaseline on your thighs can do wonders. Protect your thighs by keeping the friction low while running everyday errands. Chafing can become a thing of the past, as there are many other gels and creams on the market that may be a bit easier to treat than petroleum jelly. 

Use powder

Gels and lubricants can be replaced with powders if they are not your ideal first pick. Powders for babies work very well. There are many powders that can be great to protect your body from chafing.

Got any amazing tricks you use to stay dry and prevent chafing?  Comment below!


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