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How to Actually Wear Denim Shorts in the Summer When It’s Hot & Your Thighs Are Struggling

Summer is that time of the year when we break out our denim shorts and bare thighs to endure the blistering heat. The summer is also the time when we get out in the great outdoors and go on adventures, which is definitely not conducive to when we sweat, forcing us to find adequate ways to prevent chafing. It can happen to anyone, and dealing with that painful rash is definitely not fun. Luckily, there are a few solutions the get around this problem (and prevent it from happening in the first place!). Here are a few tips and tricks to wear those cute denim shorts when it’s hot, sweaty and your thighs are struggling.


Wear Boyshorts or Bike Shorts Underneath

These are essential, even beyond when you’re wearing shorts. (They work great with dresses and skirts, too!) Wearing boyshorts or biker shorts underneath will prevent your thighs from rubbing together, and ultimately avoid that uncomfortable irritation. Since these are common items that you may already have in your dresser drawer, it makes for a simple and practical solution.

Thigh Bands

Along the lines of boyshorts and biker shorts, thigh bands help to stop your thighs from rubbing together. Resembling garter belts, thigh bands have been said to be a great solution by bloggers. They work great if you’re not wanting too many layers on, and are especially perfect if you’re wearing skirts or dresses. Not to mention, they’re pretty fancy looking as well. Try some cute ones from the brand Bandelettes.

Silky Underwear Dusting Powder

To all our fellow LUSH lovers, this is one product that is worth investing in, especially if you’re trying to avoid chafing. LUSH’s Silky Underwear Dusting Powder is said to leave your skin “smooth and seriously sexy.” And, honestly, we’re down for that. Silky Underwear Dusting Powder definitely seems to do the trick, but just note that you may need to reapply it a couple of times during the day.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil literally cures everything, and it’ll cure your chafing, too. According to Bustle, just mix coconut oil, arrowroot powder, baking soda, and the essential oil of your choosing together and you’ll have the perfect chafing solution.

Body Glide
Foot Locker

Originally invented for runners, Body Glide is like a deodorant that you apply to the skin and it acts as a sort of barrier to prevent chafing. And it even comes in different types, too, so it’s not just for providing relief for your thighs, but for feet and blisters as well.

Hopefully, these tips and tricks help provide you a little relief this summer!

Emily Veith was previously the Branded Content Copywriter at Her Campus, where she works to create fun and engaging native editorial and social content. Emily has also authored political articles for Restless Magazine and numerous inspirational and empowering pieces for Project Wednesday. When she isn't writing, she can be found flying off to her next adventure, attempting new recipes, listening to one of her infinite playlists on Spotify, or cuddling with her dogs. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @emilycveith.
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