I hope things are well today!
Yesterday, we talked about how awesome 2Toms SportShield is at preventing chafing.
Today, we are going to segway that conversation into sharing some tips and tricks that you can use along side 2Toms SportShield.
…Because NO ONE wins with nipple chafe.
Make sure your clothes fit well. Yes, I realize that you might loooooove the REM shirt from that concert you went to back in college, but baggy clothes can bunch up in places (think: armpits) and chafe pretty hard. Do your best to find clothes that fit you well.
Run in clothes that were made for running. Companies like Nike, Under Armour, Oiselle, and Saucony are RUNNING companies. They know how to make quality, breathable fabrics that can withstand years worth of long runs, washes and sweat. They might be a little pricier than that damn REM shirt, but trust me… it’s worth it!
Be proactive. Did you forget to apply sportshield to a certain spot during your last race and paid for it later? Chafing can occur in the weirdest places (did you read my post from yesterday? I was chafing on my chest, of all places… it was weird). Make a mental note, and try not to forget again (cue angry voice: Or else feel the wrath of chafing!).
Embrace the chafe. Chafing comes from friction and sometimes friction is totally unavoidable. Accept the fact that this can and will happen, regardless of how much you 2Toms you roll on. Take care of any problem areas the as soon as you can otherwise scaring can occur. Apply an ointment such as Desitin or A+D Zinc Oxide cream and leave it alone for a few days.
And that is all I have for today, folks.
Do you have any tips or tricks to prevent chafing?