The One Product That Will Save My Thighs This Summer

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Megababe Thigh Rescue ($14) protects thighs from chafing caused by friction while also nourishing and soothing skin with key ingredients—like aloe, pomegranate seed extract and grapeseed oil—leaving thighs touchably soft.

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If you have juicy thighs, it only takes one time of putting the wrong thing on your inner thighs to prevent chaffing to understand how much it hurts to get it wrong. As the owner of two very blessed set of pins, I’ve had to deal with the effects of either leaving the house without a protective barrier on the area or using the wrong products—like sunscreen, body lotion or even face moisturizer—only to be left with red, raw, painfully chaffed thighs.

After one excruciatingly memorable day at Coachella last year where I mistakenly trusted a thick moisturizer to do the job (it didn't!), I started to be more diligent about creating a barrier for the tender skin that often rubs together (no thigh-gap here) under my skirts or shorts. I turned to the DIY method of using my deodorant to avoid any further chaffing incidents, but it’s one of those getting ready steps I’m almost embarrassed to admit I do. The downside of the DIY deodorant trick is the evidence it can leave on clothes and its no fun having to explain how you ended up with white marks on the bottom part of your romper.

Thankfully The 12-ish Style blogger Katie Sturino developed the answer that my thighs have been waiting for with her Megababe Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick. It’s become a staple in my summer skin care essentials and my juicy thighs couldn’t be happier. I can feel them happily gliding along as I bare the intense shift to warmer weather and they never feel sticky or stuck together. Although its primary function is to act as a barrier against friction, I also like that I’ve seen an improvement on the skin in my inner thighs. The ginger root extract helps to even skin tone and the grapeseed oil leaves my skin feeling soft, supple and smooth.

This is one of those exciting products that fills a void in the market. I can tell it was created with real women like me in mind and tackles a problem that no one really talks about. Sturino looks to address more real women problems with her other launches—a Bust Dust Anti-Boob Sweat Spray and Rosy Pits, Megababe’s all natural aluminum-free & paraben-free deodorant. Right now, I can’t imagine a life without my Thigh Rescue, so I think she’s onto something.