WHAT IS CHAFING?
Chafing is an irritation of the skin caused when there is rubbing or friction between skin and skin, clothing and skin or gear and skin contact. Skin chafing can be painful to the touch, red and swollen. If chafing is not treated by “rest” for the affected area or protected from the rubbing, it can escalate to cracks and bleeding. Learn more about other chafing in our knowledge section.
HOW TO PREVENT CHAFING
To prevent chafing, you must eliminate the friction/rubbing that is occurring. Make sure you have properly fitting clothes/gear and use an anti-friction product, such as SportShield. To learn more about chafing prevention, read our Knowledge section.
HOW DOES SPORTSHIELD WORK TO PREVENT CHAFING?
SportShield is applied directly to the skin. It creates a waterproof barrier between your skin and clothing/skin. SportShield stays on top of your skin for all day performance, is sweat proof and will not wipe off. It should be applied in an area where you feel chafing could occur, such as bra lines, inner thighs, nipples, back of heels, etc.
CAN I APPLY SPORTSHIELD AFTER CHAFING HAS OCCURED?
SportShield is a preventative option. If chafing has already occurred and your skin is not cracked or open, then YES – you can use SportShield. It will help prevent the chafing from getting worse. If the affected area is cracked or open, then SportShield should not be used.
CAN I USE SPORTSHILED ON OPEN WOUNDS?
No. SportShield works to prevent chafing. Although it is a very safe product, it should be used on closed healthy skin. If the skin has such conditions as cracks, open blisters, bleeding rashes, or any other be sure those problems are cured before applying SportShield.
HOW DO I REMOVE SPORTSHIELD?
SportShield can be easily removed with hand wipes (ex. baby wipes) or soap and water.
HOW LONG DOES THE BOTTLE OF SPORTSHIELD LAST?
This completely depends on personal use. SportShield is sold in a 1.5oz bottle and single use towelettes. If you use SportShield 1.5 oz on large portions of your body that tend to chafe and you use it every day… you will use it faster than someone that only uses it on their inner thighs once a week.
DOES SPORTSHILED AFFECT MY SWEATING?
SportShield does not affect sweating. SportShield is a barrier that stays on top of the skin allowing sweat to flow easily from pores. It does not “sweat off” or rub off skin when in contact with clothing. This barrier allows your clothes/skin to move freely while allowing you to sweat normally.
WILL SPORTSHILED STAING MY APPAREL?
SportShield should not stain your clothing. It has been tested on all fabrics from cotton, wicking materials, gortex & neoprene and has not stained.