Words by Heather Irvine
When starting out, chamois cream can be somewhat of a mystery. Heading out on your first long ride in a pair of brand spanking new shorts, you return home totally elated, but let’s face it, slightly tender around your nether regions.
Time to invest in some chamois cream – choosing the brand can be a minefield but thankfully TWC has done all the hard work for you by rounding up a selection of the Best Chamois Creams for Women.
So you have your shorts, and your pot of preferred chamois cream, but struck with the dilemma of where on earth the cream should be applied and how?
The answer is not exactly clear, deciding to put it on your chamois or directly on your skin is a personal thing. But to help you on your way, I am going to share my preferred chamois cream application method.
Skin or Pad
I have tried applying chamois cream both to my skin and to the pad, the former being my preferred. I find that applying cream to my shorts makes them feel like putting on a slightly damp, cold nappy which isn’t the most pleasant.
Identify Hot Spots
Chamois cream is there to alleviate chafe. So identify what areas you have experienced that icky burning sensation – I go for the thighs and crotch.