7. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an effective topical treatment for skin irritations, including chafing. It may offer protection against infections due to its antimicrobial properties.
- Dip a clean cotton ball in water. Sprinkle a few drops of tea tree oil on it. Press the cotton ball gently against the affected skin. Do this twice daily until your skin heals.
- Alternatively, add a few drops of tea tree oil to any unscented moisturizer. Apply it on the affected area.
Note: Do not apply undiluted tea tree oil directly on your skin, as it may cause skin irritation.
Calendula is found to be a safe and effective remedy for chafing, as well as diaper rash and skin inflammation. Being rich in flavonoids, calendula protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals. It even speeds up the healing process.
- Apply a few drops of calendula oil directly on the affected area, 2 or 3 times daily.
- Alternatively, boil 1/3 cup each of dried calendula flowers, green tea and dried chamomile in 8 cups of water. Allow it to cool, strain and add it to a lukewarm bath. Soak in it for 20 minutes, then pat dry your skin. Enjoy this healing bath once daily for a few days.