How to Cure Chafing Overnight
Chafing is a common skin problem that causes skin irritation due to relentless friction. This is caused due to skin-to-skin contact and rubbing against materials like clothing. With time, this friction may peel your skin and cause red and itchy rashes. To prevent skin chaffing, you must keep your skin dry as wet skin may worsen chafing. Chafing is common among athletes or overweight people.
Below are the home remedies that help to heal chafing overnight:
To heal chafed skin, you can apply cold compress or ice wrapped in cloth. This cooling sensation will give you relief from itching and inflammation in the affected area.
Aloe vera gels:
Aloe vera gel is quite efficient in treating chafed skin. Its anti- inflammatory properties speeds up the healing process and calm your skin. Apply the aloe vera gel on affected area for 15- 20 minutes and then wash off with water.
Essential oils like tea tree oil or calendula oil have antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties that accelerate healing of chafed skin and fight possible infections.
Vaseline helps to keep your skin moisturized and forms a protective layer to reduce your skin’s friction. For better results, you can cover the area with a bandage on which Vaseline is applied to prevent further infections.
Epsom salt bath:
Epsom salt is a great source of magnesium that helps to reduce inflammation and soothe chafing. Mix well 1 cup of Epsom salt with water in a tub. Soak in it for about 20 minutes and then get out. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
Coconut oil helps to alleviate chafing. It contains fatty- acids that moisturize your skin, fight infection and soothe inflammation and swelling.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that speed up the healing of chaffed skin.