Deepthi Velkur explores a product that tackles chafing, a common runner problem
Chafing is the most common skin problem among long-distance runners and occurs in areas that constantly rub against each other causing friction or is dependent on the type of clothing you wear. Prolonged rubbing can cause your skin to burn and develop a mild red rash that can be extremely painful and distracting while running.The key here is to be pro-active and prevent this chafing by using the right product. The Body Glide anti chafe balm does exactly that offering you a hassle-free run.
The body glide anti chafe balm is said to be ‘magical’ as it forms a satin smooth invisible barrier that helps the skin retain moisture leaving the skin feeling dry, non-messy and resists rubbing that causes chafing.
- An all-natural lubricant, made with allergen-free and plant-derived ingredients.
- Vegan approved and never been tested on animals.
- Child safe
- Satin smooth formula that keeps your skin dry and non-messy
- Rich in Vitamin A, B, E
- Keeps skin hydrated and retains moisture.
- Ideal for sensitive, dry and cracked skin
- Comes in a roll-on stick dispenser for easy application.
- Lightweight and scent-free
- A unisex product, available in different sized tubes and has a product exclusively for women.
Why is it good
Here are a few reasons why this balm is a must try –
No.1 choice of athletes – This product is the preferred choice of athletes as it leaves the skin feeling dry when compared to messy wet creams, gels and powders that have a greasy effect and leave you feeling uncomfortable. The dry feeling is due to no petroleum, lanolin or mineral oils being used in its preparation.
Easy and quick application – It can be easily applied in sensitive areas such as inner thighs, neck, under-arms or any place where the skin is rubbed.
Non-messy – The balm does not rub onto your clothes making it messy.
Sweat resistant – The pores are kept free from clogging so the sweat can easily escape helping your skin breathe.
Portability – This tube can be easily carried around and can also be put away in your race bag for later use.
Long-lasting Protection – A super effective and long-lasting balm which can be applied daily even in humid and dry weather conditions for a pain-free active life.
INR 3999 for 70ml(2.5oz) and is available on Amazon India.
It is a highly recommended for runners. Though it is expensive, it’s long lasting and worth every penny. A quick application is all it takes and lasts you through the entire run preventing your skin from chafing and making the run so much more comfortable.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Deepthi Velkur is a former sprinter who is trying her hand at various sports today. A tennis fanatic, who believes that sleep should never be compromised.