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Are Your Jeans Endangering The Health Of Your Skin?

Here’s why your jeans could be endangering your skin’s health… and how to combat the problem…

You might not know this but regularly wearing tight clothing can lead to a host of lingering and even dangerous skin problems.

Issues like inner thigh spots and bumps caused by inflamed follicles and trapped sweat can cause weeks, or months of itching and misery, and can even develop into fungal infections or skin abscesses if left untreated.

Most of us though,  find it impossible to part with our favourite jeans or treasured go-with-everything leggings,  but even if you don’t wear jeans or leggings, you’re likely still at risk.

How?

If you regularly don work out gear, pack on bulky layers to keep the cold at bay during Winter,  wear man made fibres close to your skin,  or like most of us are carrying a few extra pounds – you could be endangering your skin health.

Why is wearing this type of clothing so bad for us though?

When you wear this sort of clothing, the friction created from your inner thighs repeated rubbing combines with the clothing fibres sitting near the surface of your skin – and causes severe irritation over time. This is why after a while you might start to see ingrained and blocked follicles, feel painful skin bumps, or experience an awkward, itchy red rash.

There’s even a medical term for this condition, Follicitus, but unpleasant as that may sound,  unfortunately,  the problem can get even worse.

Worse?  Really?

If you leave this condition untreated, over time the symptoms of repetitive friction worsen, creating a spiral of serious pain and discomfort.  All that trapped sweat continues to breed in your pores, developing into bacterial or fungal infections, nasty pus filled sores, and dangerous abscesses.

Sounds appealing right? So, can you do anything to prevent this happening?

Losing weight can help to lessen the effects of thigh chaffing and chapping but as we all know, that’s easier said than done.

But is this kind of chaffing only something we need to worry about in the summer months,  when the mercury rises and our sweat glands go into overdrive?

No, actually.

You might think you don’t sweat as much in Winter but because of all the bulky clothing, central heating, and temperature changes from going in and out,  your skin is even more at risk from the negative effects of sweating.

So, apart from losing weight, is there anything can you do about it?

There is one simple, low cost step you can take to immediately protect your skin from these kinds of problems, enabling you to prevent weeks, or even months of unpleasant chapping, itching,  and pain.

What is it?

By wearing specially designed high performance underwear created from skin kind advanced materials as a base layer that sits between your clothing and delicate inner thigh skin,  you can keep comfortable and still keep sporting your gym wear,  jeans,  or favourite leggings in style.

Chaffree stocks a wide range of expertly engineered “smart underwear”, made with high tech antibacterial CoolMax fabric, that’s been cleverly designed to fit your body like a second skin.

The fabric wicks away excess sweat,  allowing your skin to breathe easier,  and is so light you won’t even know you’re wearing it once you have it on.

Wearing this type of smart fabric is ideal if you want to prevent the negative effects of friction,  as excess sweat blocks your follicles,  which is what causes all those painful bumps and pus filled sores.

All the underwear in the Chaffree range wears well even under the tightest of clothing,  as the virtually seamfree design ensures no awkward pantylines.

A longer length style like these Ladies Knickerbockers or for men,  these Boxer Shorts,  are perfect to prevent inner thigh chaffing and would be ideal for wearing under gym gear,  cycling clothes, or snug fitting denim and leggings.

The super advanced,  antibacterial fabric staves off skin infections,  while the double lined cotton gusset helps to keep your crotch area cool,  preventing the dreaded “Jock Itch”.  This is a painful itchy red rash that’s caused by wearing too tight underwear,  or man made fibres that don’t allow enough air to circulate to your groin.

And there’s more… with Chaffree’s customizable range you can even personalize your pants… guaranteeing you the perfect pair to suit your unique body.

Chaffree underwear not only helps you see off skin discomfort but also offers you the ultimate in customized comfort  – allowing you to select from a variety of sizes, waist fittings,  leg lengths,  colourways,  and styles – so you can always find your ideal pair.

Put an end to painful skin sores,  bumps, and chaffing by picking up a pair of Chaffree this season, and give yourself the gift of great skin health –all year round.

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Thermals or Layers?

Changeable clothing that’s cleverly made for Wintery weather

The Winter season brings lots of festive cheer and a lot of good things to look forward too, but sadly, it also means much colder temperatures.  As soon as the mercury plummets, many of us feel the need to don itchy thermals and bulky, uncomfortable layers in order to keep the cold at bay.

This however, is not the best idea, because it can accelerate perspiration, which can actually contribute to you feeling even colder.

Sweating in Winter? Really?

You may not realise this but sweating isn’t just a summer thing, skin perspires heavily in wintery weather too.   Sweating in the cold season can be exacerbated by central heating and irritating layers of heavy clothing, and can lead to unpleasant chaffing, sore skin, and even bacterial infections if it’s not dealt with effectively.

Movement and heat makes your skin perspire and when it does, the subsequent layers of sweat can get trapped on the surface of the epidermis. Under heavy winter layers and sweat inducing thermals this stops the free flow of circulation that helps your body naturally regulate it’s own temperature.

Even though it’s cold outside life doesn’t just stop, and many of us lead busy, active lifestyles right through the cold season. Lifestyles that mean we’re constantly going from warm centrally heated indoor temperatures to near freezing ones when we step outside.

Whether we’re going for that morning run, walking the dog, or just making your way home from work, we’re frequently exposed to different temperatures whenever we’re going about our daily lives.

But how does all this activity actually end up making you feel colder?

Movement and heat makes your skin perspire and when it does, the subsequent layers of sweat can get trapped on the surface of the epidermis. Under heavy winter layers and sweat inducing thermals this stops the free flow of circulation that helps your body naturally regulate it’s own temperature.

This blockage can cause all sorts of uncomfortable reactions and problems, from itching to painful chaffing, and even nasty fungal infections.

Which is why, although you might be tempted to bulk buy that thermal underwear to keep cosy, it’s actually one of the worst things you can do to ensure your comfort during the winter period.  In fact, it can even be downright disastrous for the health of your skin.


So what is the solution?

You need clever, specially designed clothing that can adapt to the changing temperatures your body is exposed to during the colder months, made with fibres that allow the free flow of air.  This kind of clothing will ensure your skin’s health and keep you feeling cosy and warm to boot.

Wear clothing that uses high performance materials, like the CoolMax advanced fibre used in these seamless Chaffree Women’s knickerbockers or the seam free Chaffree Men’s Boxer Short’s, to help prevent stagnant perspiration during the Winter season.

Chaffree clothes help to cool the skin when it overheats due to central heating, exercise, or vigorous movement, as the unique CoolMax fibre lifts sweat and wicks moisture away from your body.

With a choice of short or long leg lengths, and a range of stylish colors, you can find the perfect pair of Winter pants for women or men in among Chaffree’s stylish selection.

All Chaffree garments are made to adapt to your body, so when you’re cold they insulate you, keeping you warm but comfortable, without the need for heavy, awkward layers that make you itch.

Ideal for every environment, seamless, and super comfortable to wear, Chaffree garments have a luxury, second skin feel, so you won’t even notice you’re wearing then.

Wearing advanced fibre clothing like this helps prevent chaffing, and can prevent sore skin and bacterial infections from developing too.

Whether you’re stuck in a stuffy centrally heated office, or outside in the frost, layering with Chaffree is the perfect way to keep warm this Winter.

So when you’re shopping online for your Christmas stocking fillers this year, remember to pick yourself up a pair of Chaffree – and give yourself the ultimate gift – toasty comfort during the cold season.

Have a look at the Chaffree range by clicking this link Best Clothes For Layering

 

 

 

 

Plus Size Dresses To Wear On Holiday

How to wear dresses in 40 degrees heat

I’m going on holiday next week and I thought I’d share with you what I’m taking. It’s going to be 40 degrees in Cyprus and the thought of being in that kind of heat a few years ago would have put me off going to such  location, mainly due to the fact that I wouldn’t have anything to wear and would feel really uncomfortable in my clothes.

I am a plus size woman and thanks to the help of Chaffree Knickerboxers, I no longer worry about feeling uncomfortable in my clothes on holiday, in fact this year 70% of my suitcase is going to be filled with dresses!

I can now wear dresses in comfort because I know that the moisture wicking fabric that the chaffree knickerboxers are made from (Coolmax) keeps my stomach, bum and most importantly my thighs from sweating, sticking together and chafing. I’ve been wearing Chaffree garments for a number of years now and they have never let me down. In fact, it is the only underwear I wear all year round.

I wear different length dresses as long as they are below the knee (I hate my knees). I used to be a massive maxi dress fan and whilst I always take a couple, I now go for the handkerchief style dresses and loose fitting dresses that are just below the knee. In 40 degrees I have bought some quite sheer/thin/fine/lightweight dresses that will blow about a bit in the breeze, helping me to stay a bit cooler (well that is the theory) and also I sometimes find plus size maxi dresses to be very heavy and soon rack up the suitcase weight allowance.

I don’t take many pairs of the chaffree knickerboxers (3 pairs) as I quickly rinse them out and they dry within minutes out in the sun.

I would encourage all plus size woman and even women who just want to feel comfortable in their clothes whilst on holiday to get yourself a pair of Chaffree Knickerboxers. In dress sizes 6-36, different leg lengths, colours and waist heights, they are worth their weight in gold (in my opinion) and have certainly changed my holiday wardrobe as well as my comfort factor. Yes, they are not the most glamorous underwear you’ll ever wear but they are certainly the most effective and in reality, how often are people looking up your skirt? If you value your comfort, then Chaffree is a must.

You can look at the Chaffree range by clicking CHAFFREE

 

 

 

Wicking Versus Moisture Absorbing Fabrics

sweat glands on bodySpot the difference – Wicking versus Moisture absorbing fabrics

Everyone sweat, with over 2.6 million sweat glands on your body it would be hard not to. Excess sweat is a problem for most of us at times, but left unchecked it can cause skin irritations, chafing, sores, and even nasty yeast infections, let alone the embarrassment and smell of sweat patches.

There are a couple of different options for dealing with this uncomfortable and embarrassing issue; wearing fabrics with special wicking properties, or choosing a moisture absorbent fabric.

But what are the key differences between the two?

Wick away your sweat

coolmax wicking systemWicking fabrics are designed using high performance synthetic fibres that have been treated with a special solution that helps the fibre absorb less moisture.  This specially treated fibre is then knitted into a fine hydrophobic network, which repels water, helping to keep sweat away from your body, and enabling moisture to evaporate faster.

The special fibres in wicking fabrics are engineered to channel sweat particles swiftly away from your skin to the outer layer of the fabric, where they are exposed to the air.

Wicking fabrics will encourage breathability and keep you feeling cooler than moisture absorbing fabrics, as they help sweat leave your body quicker, preventing that clammy sensation.

Ideal for all situations, from an exercise class to a busy day at the office, wearing underwear or sports gear made from this type of material will enable your body to better circulate air.

Wicking fabric tends to feel lighter than moisture absorbent fabrics when worn, helping you to stay more comfortable all through the day, especially when you’re active.

Soak it up

Moisture absorbing fabrics on the other hand, are constructed using fibres specially designed to absorb more sweat. They can be made from either natural fibres like cotton and Bamboo Viscose or synthetic ones, such as Tencel, or micro-modal.

sweat stains from armpitsIf you are concerned about visible sweat patches on your clothing, moisture absorbing fabrics are a good choice as they are designed to collect moisture quickly in a concentrated area but they are prone to staining over time and hard to eliminate the smell of odour after continued use.

Because they have a great capacity to soak up sweat, moisture absorbent fabrics can also feel heavy and clingy when worn, which is not ideal if comfort is a priority but with the advance in technology this will undoubtedly change in the near future.

Wicking fabrics on the other hand, help spread moisture over a much larger area, with a fine water repellant network that mimics your body’s own capillary network.

Clever clothing designed to aid your body’s own airflow system

mens_boxer_breathability infoWearing underwear or sports clothing made with special wicking fabric, like these Mens Boxer Shorts or these long leg knickers for women from high performance range Chaffree, will help combat the problem of excess sweat and aid in keeping you cooler and more comfortable especially if you suffer with issues such as thigh chafing.

The items in the versatile Chaffree range offer up something to wear for almost every occasion, from fitness classes to the school run.  Chaffree clothing is made with antibacterial Coolmax, which will help to prevent skin infections, and features an innovative double looped/woven Cotton/ Coolmax gusset for increased air circulation, breathability and better hygiene.

The clothing is lightweight and virtually seamless for added comfort, feeling like a second skin when worn, and has a high-end feel without feeling tight, controlling or restricting.

womens long leg knickersThe close fit cut of the Chaffree products maximizes the hydrophobic network of fibres in the advanced Coolmax fabric, enabling them to better mimic your body’s own built in airflow system. Fibers that don’t sit snugly on the body cannot wick away the sweat as effectively, they need to be sat on the skin to be effective, therefore loose tops, t-shirts, underwear need to be sitting snugly (but comfortably) on the body.

While moisture absorbent fabrics will undoubtedly help to soak up sweat fast, wicking fabrics like those used in the Chaffree range are by far the superior choice if your goal is to keep sweat away from your skin, help moisture evaporate quicker, and prevent bacteria from lingering.

If you’re working in a stuffy centrally heated office all day, walking around in the sunshine on holiday, or working out in the gym, underwear like this will maximize your comfort level and prevent sweat from spoiling your day and causing irritating discomfort and chafing.

 

The Best Underwear to Stop Chafing In Its Tracks

How Underwear Can Help Relieve Chafing Immediately

Chafing is an uncomfortable problem many of us often have to put up with. It can be caused by friction of movement, like your thighs rubbing together as you walk, run, by wearing tight or poorly fitting clothing, rough fabrics or from excess sweating.

Underwear especially, can exacerbate the issue, by causing excess moisture and creating uncomfortable rubbing against your skin, particularly in the summer months, or in humid atmospheres.

When chafing occurs, it causes painful redness and sore patches of skin that can take weeks to heal, hampering your level of activity and greatly damaging your comfort level.

So what can you do to stop it all? 

You don’t have to put up with chafing these days, as luckily there is a solution, and it’s a pretty simple one too.  The answer is to invest in underwear specially designed to combat these problems.

Comfort underwear made from an advanced high technology fabric like Coolmax, will enable air to circulate with greater ease.  This type of underwear has been designed to wick sweat away from your body and discourage the moisture that can contribute to chafing and skin infections.

Take this pair of Ladies Anti-Chafe Knickerboxers, made with an enhanced double looped gusset of cotton on one side, and special moisture wicking CoolMax, on the other. This cleverly designed gusset aids healthier air circulation, and the CoolMax on the outside enables excess moisture to evaporate with greater ease.

The material has a soft, luxury feel and has been engineered to maximize comfort, tackle moisture, and help keep you cool and dry, even in ultra-humid conditions.   Perfect for wearing under summer dresses or skirts, these pants would also be ideal in the gym, yoga class or even for everyday wear to work.

The comfort factor is high, as the Knickerboxers are  virtually seamless, with the only seams flat and positioned on the outer leg for additional ease of wear, comfort and performance.  These clever pants are the ideal pick if chafing is a problem, and won’t show through your clothes, so the days of worrying about VPL are also gone (just like your chafing).

The length helps to relieve the problem of irritating thigh chafing, by adding a snug fitting yet comfortable layer of protection that always feels easy to wear. Stretchy and durable, they won’t fall apart, even after a good few washes, and are so lightweight you won’t even know you’ve got them on! They have been specially designed not to ride up the leg and are available in different leg lengths as we all know one size does not fit all.

Guys too, shouldn’t be left out, as they need to feel comfortable at all times too.  Excess sweat and moisture can cause nasty bouts of chafing, and that dreaded sweaty crotch feeling which can occur, particularly in hot weather, when working out, or in a stuffy centrally heated office.

That’s where these Chafe Free Men’s Boxer Shorts come in handy.  Simply slip on a pair of these in the morning and the advanced technology fabric will ensure a healthy circulation of air all day.

Carefully constructed from high performance Coolmax, with a double woven cotton/CoolMax gusset, they help keep things breathable.  Their anti-bacterial properties also discourage skin infections, by creating a more hygienic environment, halting the growth of unhealthy bacteria.

If you’re serious about tackling the problem of chafing, breathable, specially designed underwear made from an enhanced fabric like this is a must.  Not feeling comfortable is the one thing that can really spoil your day, whether you’re at work, on the sports field, or playing in the park on a summer day with the kids.

Investing in a few pairs of high-performance underwear will help ease  chafing and make a dramatic difference to your comfort level right from the very first wear.

Getting your underwear right is often even more important than what you wear on top, so prevent any problems and max your comfort with the new breed of smart, high –tech, anti-chafing underwear. You know what they say…prevention is far better than cure!