Don’t let these heat-related concerns get you down
We’re in the homestretch of summer—or at least you might be since today marks the end of our first week of school. No matter where you live (or your school schedule) it’s freaking hot out there, and you’re likely feeling the effects. From chafing to blisters (and more), BodyGlide has a variety of problem-specific products that can help you sidestep the unsavory situations that often come along with summer heat and humidity.
First things first… You might be reluctant to admit that skin-on-skin friction is causing irritation. When I was pregnant and well past my late-September due date, I went to the hospital for what turned out to be a false alarm. The doctor’s prescription: Walk around OUTSIDE the hospital to try to get things moving. This was not my finest hour. After 45 minutes of waddling around in 90+ degree heat and 90+ percent humidity, the insides of my thighs were basically raw. I really wish I’d had BodyGlide’s Skin Glide Anti-Friction Cream. (You can also get similar anti-chafing protection from easy-to-apply, hydrating For Her stick-based formula.) And if you need chafing protection while you’re outside, the Sun version has added broad-spectrum SPF 30.
The original Body Anti-Chafe Balm also prevents irritation caused by skin rubbing—and blisters. When I was younger, I thought blisters were inevitable when wearing new shoes, but over the years I’ve learned they are nobody’s fault but my own. I have several sticks and sprays that I now apply before I leave the house at the first sign of blister potential, and the Foot Glide Anti Blister Balm is a must for the frequent shoe-shopper. This comes in handy not just for summer sandals, but for when you add to your boot collection this fall as well.
The key to optimal comfort in the sweltering summer heat is prevention, and it just takes a little extra effort and a few key products. When you have a chance, check out the BodyGlide website to see how these innovative offerings can help you (and your skin) survive until the temperatures drop. But enjoy the warm weather while you can, because we’ll be complaining about the cold before we know it.