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Heal Chafing

Everyone experiences heal chafing at one time or another.  Fluid loss and skin rubbing against skin or another material make the problem of chafing worse.

There are several simple steps you can take to alleviate the symptoms of chafing.  First, drink plenty of water.  Hydration is an important ingredient for healthy skin.

You might also find improvement with vitamin supplements, namely A and C.  These help the body to retain moisture content in the skin and they strengthen the skin to withstand rubbing against clothing.

Aloe vera is a plant derivative that people most often associate with sunburns.  However, aloe vera also helps skin that is irritated from other factors like chafing.  You can keep an aloe vera plant in your home and break off a branch to release the succulent juice inside; however, sometimes chafing occurs away from the home during sports and activities.

When a plant is not convenient, you can bring along an ointment or moisturizer such as Dr. Naylor’s Udder Balm.  For sporting activities, a jar of the balm can easily fit in a back pack or sports bag.  Originally designed for the udders of cows, farmers noticed improvement in their own skin.  Now the secret of this unusual remedy is out and enjoying a wide following.

As long as you are near your kitchen, you can find solutions to chafing there too.  A little cornstarch sprinkled on the irritated skin helps with discomfort when walking or jogging.

You can make a paste of oatmeal and olive oil as a natural remedy for the skin.  Spread it on the affected area and leave in place for 20 minutes per day.  You can watch TV or read a book while the holistic solution does its work to bring back the moisture into the skin.

Heal chafing need not sideline you from your activities if you just follow these easy steps.