How to Prevent Boob Sweat and Chafing| A Solution to Underboob Chafing

You’ve heard the slang #Swoob for sweaty boobs. It’s a thing. It’s a pretty annoying thing.
There are hammocks, towels, pads, sticky jells and deodorant sticks to help fight boob sweat, but most are deemed uncomfortable, slimy feeling or are not suitable to walk around with outside of the house.

A rash under the breasts is a very common problem and is typically caused by the sagging of the breasts, leaving skin laying on skin. That sag can be caused by size, post breast feeding, age, weight loss, or any other number of factors. When there is skin on skin the possibility of chafing exists. Under breast rashes are caused by lack of air circulation, heat, sweat, or an ill-fitting bra. When your bra does not fit properly, sags and folds occur. That allows bacteria move in. These microorganisms thrive in this damp, dark environment. Chafing and intertrigo is very uncomfortable, especially when putting on a bra.

The best way to prevent under breast chafing is to keep the skin dry, clean and fresh.

  • Shower regularly with warm, soapy water. Consider using a loofah once a week to remove any dead skin cells and exfoliate.
  • Dry thoroughly to remove any moisture.
  • Use a powder that wicks away moisture.
  • Wear loose fitting clothes made of breathable material.
  • Watch your diet, it can trigger sweat collection.
  • Avoid perfumes or colognes, these will only irritate the area more.

There are a lot of products out there that try to help eliminate the reason for under breast sweat and chafing. But if you already have chafing, you need to be careful about what you put on your rash.

  • Cornstarch is highly effective for alleviating the itching and burning sensations associated with breast rash.
  • Benotonite clay attracts positive ions which, in turn, attracts bacteria and fungus and draws it away from the skin, giving the skin an opportunity to heal itself.
  • Slippery elm bark creates a film on top of the skin that relieves inflammation and irritation. The FDA has approved slippery elm bark as a safe agent.
  • Various essential oils have anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that can assist in killing bacteria and in the healing of a variety of skin irritations. 

While under breast rashes can be very painful, it is important to realize that you are not alone and have no reason to be embarrassed. There are several products on the market designed to help prevent breast chafing and to heal breast chafing.


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