I think no matter what shape your body size is chafing is something someone will experience some time in their life. My partner is of slim physique-he has suffered from chafing due to his job, which envolves lots of walking. I have suffered from chafing in between my thighs as I'm not at my ideal weight, but like I said you don't have to be overweight to suffer from chafing. It can be caused from sport, walking lots, just from friction of clothing. The pain it causes isn't particulary nice. It can be from a stinging pain to making the area extremely red, painful and sore to walk (if in thigh area).
So Lanacane have this gel that they claim provides a protective non greasy barrier. But does it work??
I purchased my gel from Boots for about a fiver in the hope it would it would bring some light relief to those warmer days when friction of my clothing was worse and I would after a short walk be feel the burning between my thighs and the stinging would start...making what should be a nice day out turn into a day where you can't wait to get home and take your jeans off and put a cold flannel on the area of burning sore skin.
So the gel. It comes in a 30ml tube which is yellow and white in colour. The front of the tube shows that the gel should relieve and prevent chafing. The tube states that a small amount of the gel goes a long way. It advises to apply you should smooth a small dab on the affected area. It also advises it can be re-applied if needed and to avoid future chafing apply prior to activity. The lid is a flip lid, which clicks closed after use. The gel has a kind of cloudy look to it, which turns clear when rubbed in. A small amount really does go a long way. As soon as you have rubbed in the product your skin staight away feels silky smooth and doesn't have a greasy feel to it at all.
When I know I am going to be out and walking for long periods of time I apply the gel to the top of my thighs and then put my jeans on and go out and no rubbing, soreness or stinging. It is non-staining so you don't have to worry about it marking your clothes. The gel really does work. The gel is safe and gentle enough to use every day and anywhere on the body (externally of course) and be re-applied if needed. If you're out ALL day, you may want to take the tube with you as it can be re-applied, but I haven't needed to.
An alternative use:
Now I am mad about make up and an American lady who does tutorials on YouTube (who I watch religiously for tips) said that for her make up primer she sometimes uses an anti chafing gel as it uses the same ingredients as primers do and costs a hell of a lot cheaper. I looked on YouTube to see if anyone used Lanacane as a face/make up primer and they do...so I gave it a go!! It works brilliantly and not 20 something pound either just £5 for the tube of Lanacane. It forms a barrier over the face so that when you apply your make up it doesn't fill in wrinkles or lines with make up and you get that cakey look. Be warned though too much and your make won't stay on. I only use this occasionally as a make up primer...my main use is for anti chafing.
So Lanacane is a great anti chafing gel but can also be used as a primer (making sure you avoid contact with the eyes) as long as you don't mind using an anti chafing gel on your face!!!
Working full time as a waitress , and having chubby legs , I sometimes suffer from chafing especially in the summer when it's hot. Chafing is caused when repeated rubbing of skin (such as your thighs) or can also be caused by clothes on skin rubbing. I find it very painful , especially when the skin is very sore , yet you still have to carry on running around in work. When it last happened , I went to Boots to see if there was any special cream I could use. To my delight , there was an exact product which I was looking for ; Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel.
The gel is made by Lanacane which is an American company. The brand specialises in skin treatment , such as creams for itching and sore skin. The cream is said to creat a 'barrier' on the skin to prevent the skin from rubbing , using an anti-fritcion formula. i bought a tube of this from Savers for a price of around £4.99 although it is also available from Boots for a higher price of £5.99.
Just before my shift , I applied a small amount (only a small amount is required acording to the instructions) to the affected area. The gel is clear and quite thick , yet not greasy either. Within a minute or so , the gel dries on your skin and so you are able to proceed with the your day. One thing that's good about the gel is that although you can feel that you have something on your skin , it doesn't bother you like other creams like sudo-creme do , which make your skin 'stick together'.
One thing about this gel which is great for me is that it really does work , and no matter how sore my skin was before (so sore it made walking painful) , this gel gets rid of the 'soreness' and allows me to walk without pain. It really is a miracle product , which I find does an exceptional job. It also lasts a very long time which is good because I can sometimes work 12 hour shifts , and so it provides relief. Also , if you want to prevent chafing , then you can apply this gel before you take part in an activity which is good. So , for example , with me , if I am working a long shift , and it's hot , I know that chafing will more than likely take place and so I apply the gel which results in no sign of chafing which is great!
If you suffer from chafing then I would definately recommend this product to you! It is definately the best product for chafing - tried and tested! It is well worth every penny!
I didn't suffer from any side effects. If chafing symptoms last longer than seven days - see your doctor.
Thanks for reading!
May 20th 2010
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted on ciao under xdonzx)
I do lots of running and walking, and I have had problems in the past with chafing. I find this product excellent. I first used it as a way to help when I had chafing and it worked surprisingly quickly. Obviously prevention is better than cure so I now use it all the time before distance running or long walks. It is easy to apply and is less messy than some other things I have used, (namely talcum powder) and lasts a lot longer than petroleum jelly. The barrier it leaves on your hands can at first feel a little strange, although it does not cause any problems and it does not have too strong an odour. Iit can also be easily washed off with soap. It is hard to say how long a tube will last, as that depends on how liberally you put it on, and how regular you use it. You don't need to put much on the affected/intended area to protect and as I say I do use it quite often, the tube certainly lasted longer than I thought it would. Some people may think it is priced high for the tube sizing, but if you have ever suffered from chafing then it is a small price to pay in reality.
Creates a breathable barrier on your skin to prevent and aid healing of chafing caused by repeated rubbing of skin on skin or on clothing.