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    How To Apply Chamois Cream

    How To Apply Chamois Cream – 7 Helpful Tips

    If you are a frequent cyclist or take longer rides, Chamois cream is a necessary part of your shopping. You have noticed that constant chafing sometimes gives you saddle sores which leave you disgustingly irritated down.

    Chamois cream is a slimy substance that acts as anti-bacteria that helps get rid of friction between your skin and clothes as you cycle. It avoids the build-up of bacteria that can cause an infection that may lead you to seek medical attention. How to apply chamois cream is a question that many ask.


    1. Select the Chamois Cream of Your Choice

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    There is quite a variety to choose from. These chamois cream have different ingredients, but they all keep bacteria and fungi away from your skin.

    Check here to see some examples of chamois creams in the market.


    2. Decide Whether To Apply The Cream On Your Skin Or Pad

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    After you purchase a chamois cream, the choice on whether to use the cream on your bare skin or the cycling pads is a personal decision.

    There is no wrong way to do it. However, to some people applying it on the skin can feel weird since it may feel dampen the shorts. It all depends on how comfortable you will be in whichever choice you make since the protective solution on both methods is the same.


    3. Identify The Most Sensitive Spots

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    The main aim of chamois cream is to act as a lubricant and reduce the friction that occurs due to chaffing. Due to your cycling routine, you will find that you have some areas that become sore due to the friction.

    In most cases it’s is usually the nether regions especially the crotch, sit bones, and the inner thighs. Get to know and identify those key hot spot areas that you get burning feeling and concentrate on them.


    4. Apply The Cream Generously

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    Chamois cream come in different type and are made of different ingredients. These creams are, however, very effective in making a comfortable ride for you. It is easily rubbed on the skin like a lotion. Once you have the cream, apply a generous amount of it on either directly on the hotspot areas or on the short’s pad.

    You can only go wrong if you use too little. Nevertheless, you don’t need to overdo it. You can either warm it up with your hands or rub it evenly on the pad. If you are using the cream for the first time, it can feel squishy and awkward but the result in reducing these inflammations is incredible.


    5. Be Careful On The Body Parts

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    This part is, particularly for lady cyclers. When you apply some of these creams, be cautious not to touch the lady parts.

    These parts can be very sensitive, and the results can be a distracting tingling sensation which may be quite unpleasant and uncomfortable for you. You should also avoid eye contact when you are using the cream.


    6. Clean Off The Cream

    Immediately after you apply the cream with your hands, ensure you wash your hands generously before you touch your bicycle. You can use water or wet wipes to ensure you are clean enough.

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    Your hands are contaminated when you use the cream, ensure not to touch foodstuff especially or rubbing off the remains of the cream on your legs.

    After you ride, it is also good that you take a shower or clean off the cream properly from your body and allow it to breathe. If you are in no position to take a shower immediately after cycling, ensure you remove the bike short. 

    Clean the shorts well with soaps. This is because the cream is quickly absorbed in the shorts and failure to wash well can cause the bacteria and fungi to build up over time.


    7. Other Tips

    • You should apply the cream before cycling because it is meant to prevent the friction from occurring in the first place and not cure it.
    • You should not put on underwear with a bike short
    • Do not share tubs of cream or the cycling shorts with anyone
    • Always ensure that you follow cycling safety measure to avoid other problems that may result from bad cycling habits hence allowing you to stay healthy as you go about your best sports.

    Nothing can work better for you than doing what love most in the most comfortable way. I highly recommend a chamois cream to any cyclist and those in particular who ride for long. Prevention is always better than cure.

    This cream acts as anti-bacteria, it moisturizes your skin and also as an anti-inflammatory agent. You should not wait until you are sore in your nether parts to seek a cure.

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