4 affordable anti-chafing sticks to get you back into shorts, dresses and skirts

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Welp, it’s shorts and skorts season. If you’re part of the thick thigh gang, you know the chafe life is real. But it doesn’t have to be with the nifty invention of anti-chafing sticks that work to keep your thighs free of painful rubbing and rashes. 

No matter your body type or size, anyone can experience the dreaded summer rash that happens when there’s too much friction between your knees. Thankfully, you won’t need this too often, but when chafing starts, you’ll be glad to have any one of these budget-friendly anti-chafing sticks on you when the going (literally) gets rough.

HIKI Anti-Chafe Stick, $12-$14

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This HIKI Anti-Chafe Stick from Urban Outfitters is high-key the bomb dot com. The coolest thing about it is that you can feel it working the second you put it on. Not to mention, you get a full day’s wear even if you sweat throughout the day.

Megababe Anti-Chafing Stick, $13

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In the words of RuPaul: “she’s a winner, baby.” This anti-chafing stick from Megababe is so good it earned an Allure Best of Beauty Award. With five stars on Target’s website, this clean and sensitive skin-friendly option is a no-brainer.

MedZone Chub Rub Formula Anti Chafe and Anti Friction Stick by Zone Naturals for Friction Prevention, $11.99

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MedZone’s Chub Rub formula not only eases friction but also moisturizes areas like the underbust, thighs and even under your arms. Expect to find ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera and vitamin E to soothe your most sensitive areas.

Body Glide for Her Anti Chafe Balm, $9.99

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4.5 out of 5 stars and over 13,000 reviews, this Anti Chafe Balm from Body Glide won’t let you down this summer. Another gem to last you through the days of sweat ahead, this anti chafing stick is composed of plant-derived ingredients, vegan and sensitive skin safe.

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