Why does friction happen? Friction is the result of skin rubbing on skin or skin rubbing on clothing. When skin repeatedly rubs against skin or clothing, e.g. between thighs, against waistbands or seams in clothing, it causes friction that can lead to irritation. Irritation can occur while playing sports or any activity - but can also occur during everyday tasks or in the heat.
Why do I suffer skin irritation? Warmer temperatures, humid days, damp weather and tight or ill-fitting clothes can increase the likelihood that an activity will cause irritation due to friction. You can get irritation from sports, exercise, work and/or general day-to-day activity like walking around the mall.
What are the symptoms of skin irritation? Skin irritation derived from friction is characterized by a sore patch of skin that is sensitive to the touch. Other symptoms may include redness, dryness and itching. Irritation can become painful if you don’t do anything about it. If left alone, your skin can get really sore.
How does Lanacane® Anti-Friction Gel work? Lanacane® Anti-Friction Gel works by forming a silky "surface" on your skin that prevents repeated rubbing of skin on skin or on clothing from irritating skin. It dries to a non-greasy finish on the skin, is non-staining and is gentle enough to use anywhere on the body, everyday.
How do I apply Lanacane® Anti-Friction Gel to my skin? Simply smooth a small amount of Lanacane® Anti-Friction Gel onto the skin where chafing is likely to occur or has already occurred. The gel dries quickly to a clear, non-greasy finish and leaves your skin feeling ultra soft and smooth. In addition to preventing chafing, the gel will soothe.