06/12/2015 09:57 EDT | Updated 06/16/2015 09:59 EDT

How To Prevent Your Inner Thighs From Chafing In The Hot Weather

Summer is just around the corner, and while we love our sexy summer dresses, beachwear and shorts, there is one major down side to the sunny season that we're not looking forward to -- that dreadful inner thigh chafing.

Inner thigh chafing, also known as "chub rub," occurs when your bare inner thighs rub together while walking or running, or when your skin rubs against your clothing. It irritates the skin and can even leave you with a painful rash. Women and men of all body types can experience inner thigh chafing, and the sticky summer weather only serves to make the problem worse.

Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to prevent your inner thighs from chafing, and we’ve rounded up a few in the slideshow below. If you have any tips to prevent chafing, be sure to share them in comments.

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