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Yitka Winn Wednesday, 10 July 2013 16:16 TWEET COMMENTS 0

5 Fixes for Bodily Trail-Run Woes - Page 2

2. Chafing

Chafing happens when our skin grows raw (often to the point of bleeding) from repetitive friction. It’s worsened by the presence of sweat, as the salt crystals create extra friction, and it can happen everywhere from to our underarms to our thighs to our, er, private areas. While Vaseline can go a long way in combating this, there’s a better way!

The Fix: BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Balm
$6-$10; www.bodyglide.com
BodyGlide, a longtime staple for many runners, now comes in a “For Her” version. The idea of a smaller, “pink-ified” women’s version is a little gimmicky, but BodyGlide claims it contains additional moisturizing properties for delicate skin—and we did appreciate the miniature, portable size (also available in the original version), which tucks into a hydration pack much more readily than a tub of Vaseline.


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