June 6, 2018 By: Body Glide RSS feed 2 17,893

How Do Body Glide® Skin Protectant Balms Work?

How Do Our Body Glide® Skin Protectant Balms Work? People who were troubled by blisters and chafing often tell us our balms make a wold of difference in their everyday lives. Some say our balms are “magical”, and it’s nice to hear. But, though they might work like magic, it’s not a bunch of hocus-pocus. So how does they work?

Targeted Protection

We’ve formulated the Body Glide family of anti-blister, anti-chafing products to go on right where you need them. Many are available in a convenient stick that makes them easy to swipe on, in seconds. And we admit that our anti-friction Skin Glide® Balm is a bit magical, as it quickly transforms from a light cream, to a soft and silky barrier for hard to reach places like between the toes and between skin folds. When you can count on protection being in the right place, when you need it, that’s peace of mind, second to none. How Do Our Body Glide® Skin Protectant Balms Work? | Support

Stop The Rubbing Before It Stops You

On a sunny day, do you wear sunglasses to keep the bright light out of your eyes? If it’s loud – like at a concert – are you inclined to soften it a bit with earplugs? Or if it’s cold, are you likely to put on a nice, warm coat to keep the cold air out? Similarly, Body Glide balms are protective, working much the same way as those sunglasses, earplugs, or winter coat, providing an invisible barrier to help protect skin from the effects of rubbing. Rubbing causes friction that wears down skin, friction causes irritation and chafing, and worse. Body Glide balms work by forming an invisible barrier between skin and what rubs it. Our solutions reduce friction, and uniquely moisturize and lubricate skin. Clothing, even skin itself, “glides” over adjacent skin that could, otherwise, be rubbed raw.

Natural Ingredients

Some ingredients are just better than others, and since starting almost two decades ago, we’ve always strived to use the best. All of our ingredients are plant-derived, including the consistently dependable waxes that we feel form the best natural topical skin protectants you can get for skin. We have never used petroleum, mineral oil, lanolin, or any animal products or animal testing. It’s not the Body Glide way. What this means is that our balms are never messy, goopy, or greasy like lotions, salves and butters – concoctions that can block pores, clogging your skins natural need to breath and cool the body. Our solutions are just the opposite. Body Glide® balms don’t bock pores; they let skin breath so the body will cool, and they stay where you apply and need them, rarely without need for a second application. They apply smooth and fast, for hours of protection against what would otherwise rub, irritate and chafe your skin.

Keep Skin Healthy

Our balms don’t just protect skin from rubbing that injures skin, causing irritation and chafing. They also help moisturize skin to keep it healthy and feeling good. How Do Our Body Glide® Skin Protectant Balms Work? | Support So no, our anti-chafing balms aren’t magic, but they are the solution you need to help keep your skin free irritation, rash, chafing, and blisters that are caused by rubbing. Please share your own stories about how Body Glide balms have worked for you in the comments. And check out some of our other ways Body Glide can help you live a chafe-free life, from the marathon route to every day use Body Glide!
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  • How much do I need to apply?
    I just ran a half marathon.
    I applied it and had a bloody nipple.

    • Vic,
      Thanks for a great question.
      We usually suggest that people put a good layer of product on, but unfortunately, there is no magic amount to apply. Due to different skin types and physiologies different people will need to apply varying amounts of the Body Glide product.
      Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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