How to Treat and Prevent Wetsuit Rash
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I´ve been a Surfer for about 20 years, and through that time i´ve experienced some nasty episodes of chafing and rash caused by friction.
But what is a rash anyway?
A rash is any area of irritated or swollen skin on your body. Rashes are often itchy and painful and can appear differently on different skin tones. They can appear on several parts of your body, and if you surf, you know exactly where they are.
Why do rashes appear?
Chafing is a common skin problem caused by any combination of friction, moisture, and
irritating fabric. Prolonged rubbing on the skin makes your skin sting or burn, and you develop a mild, red rash. In severe cases, chafing will include swelling, bleeding, or crusting.
You’re more likely to develop chafing on body parts that rub against each other or your clothing. Chafing commonly occurs on the thighs and buttocks. The nipples, chest, neck, groin, feet, and armpits can also chafe.
Back in the days, the only way of mitigate such harm was to put some vaseline to avoid friction.
Vaseline is a derived product of petroleum and, aside beeing bad for the wetsuits, skin and of course the ocean, its not a sustainable way to use the earth resources.
Even today, many skincare and surfer websites continues to sugest Vaseline. Let´s put it this way... Its a petroleum derivative (Petroleum Jelly) inside another petroleum derivative (plastic jar). So tell me, how can this be good for your skin and sustainable for the environment?
Searching for a product that, beside protecting my skin, would not damage the environment revealed to be a useless and pointless exercise. There was none! So,the idea remained forgot in deep sea oblivion for quite a time, and, as i came back surfing after a few years of complete stopping, it "popped" again.
Now the concerns were a bit different, and alongside with all the aspects idealised back in the good ol´days, one more was of great concern... environmental consciousness.
This was the perfect time to go on a quest to find a formula that protected my skin and were somehow innocuous to environment and oceans by using only natural, green components.
So... I plundged into the world of ingredients, vegetal oils and waxes, formulas, tests and combinations and ended up with a product that i could really use, our mighty Tubular Monkey!!! Threw the Vaseline jars away and started using this new "sweet precious thing".
Tubular Monkey anti chafing and anti friction is here to save your skin and protect the earth.
It only uses oils, butters and natural waxes in his composition. We do not use Chemicals, Preservants, Colorants, Palm oil, Parabens, GMO (Genetic Modified Organisms), PEG (Polyethilene Glycol), Plastics and Sulfates.
When you purchase from us, you receive a 70g/ 2.46oz of the best anti chafing natur can produce in recycled and recyclable aluminium can.
And you?Are you ready to switch to sustainability?
Yours trully... Tubular Monkey