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    Posted on Nov 2, 2017

    Say Goodbye To Chafing And Chub Rub With This All-Natural Balm

    I — and more than 2,000 Amazon reviewers — swear by Body Glide, and here's why.

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    A few years ago, while training for my first (and so far only) marathon, I noticed something...alarming.

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    I was used to some inner-thigh chafeage when I wore loose shorts, but I was able to eradicate it by running in spandex gear. When I went for runs longer than 10 miles, though, I started to chafe — ugh, sorry — between my buttcheeks.

    There was no sartorial fix for this one. No matter what I was wearing, my own personal old chafe-ful would kick in at mile 10, and then intensify with every mile thereafter.

    I checked in with my sister — who regularly exercises for hours at a time (she has completed multiple Ironman races, which is both amazing and horrifying) — to see if she had any leads on a miracle cure for the dreaded chafe. And she did not disappoint!

    She told me to try Body Glide, an all-natural anti-chafing balm. And unlike when she told me I was getting held back in kindergarten, she spoke the truth!

    Caroline Gaynor

    Body Glide looks like a stick of deodorant, but instead of applying it to your armpits, you put it everywhere you're likely to chafe — including your armpits, actually. (You can rub some on your hands and apply that way, if you prefer.)

    I started out using it intra-buttcheeks, and when it completely vanquished the chafing, I really went for it and applied it wherever I had any mild chafing: where my sports bra lay on my chest, between my thighs, and really anywhere anything was going to rub up on my bare skin.

    It's odorless, which I appreciate, and actually feels a little sticky going on, which made me nervous. But it worked. I felt like a seal gliding through the arctic seas as opposed to a sand-stranded jellyfish rubbing all up on itself.

    Body Glide has a devoted following among Amazon reviewers, more than 2,000 of whom give the product five stars.

    I've been using Body Glide for years, but before recommending it to you guys, I wanted to make sure there wasn't some newer, flashier product that has since surpassed it. So I checked in with my sister again.

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    And there you have it. Body Glide is still the best (and my sister's dog is real cute).

    Go in peace, and chafe no more!

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    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in three sizes).

    Some reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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