The Scoop: Since 1996, Body Glide has offered a soothing balm for active individuals with sensitive skin. Body Glide products use plant wax and other natural ingredients to protect skin from rubbing that can cause chafing. Its original dry formula naturally repels water and retains skin moisture, enabling the wearer to move freely without pain or discomfort. Couples who enjoy active and outdoorsy dates can use Body Glide to help prevent rubbing that can cause skin irritation and other minor aches and pains associated with physical exertion.
When going on a date, my goal is to wear a favorite outfit that’s both attractive and comfortable. Sometimes I sacrifice a little bit of comfort to pull off a truly memorable look. For one reason or another, certain clothes that look great on me will rub me the wrong way and in places I don’t want to be rubbed, and more so during rigorous activities.
I show up to a hiking date dressed to impress and feeling fantastic; at first I don’t notice, but as the hours go by, the slightest rubbing causes friction and pain to set in. It can be a stray seam, a tight fit, a place where material bunches-up in a skin fold or crevice, or where a rough strap rubs me the wrong way, and it leaves my skin irritated, and sometimes raw.
All types of clothing and footwear can cause irritation, chafing and even raw skin during activity, more so the longer you are at it, and more so when it’s hot, humid or both. Hiking boots can dig into heels, athletic shoes and socks can produce hot spots, blisters and raw toes and feet. Even if you are moderately active, you can sense irritation or pain during or after a walk, or later you feel a stinging sensation when water in the shower hits your skin.
Strenuous or not, activity causes your body to burn energy and your body temperature increases. That heat is released through 2.6 million sweat glands. Perspiration carries salts and minerals to your skin surface and it has the effect of sandpaper. You and your skin pay a price however slight the rubbing from sportswear, bras and undergarments, from your footwear, and where skin rubs skin at your thighs and in other places. Heat, humidity and rain make it worse.
Chafing, blisters, and raw skin during activity can put a big damper on dates, so it’s worth discovering an everyday anti-chafing solution that’s reliable, easy to apply, fragrance-free, and invisible for the comfort, confidence ,and prevention you need, particularly during all date activities. Body Glide skincare products enrich, soothe, and protect skin by using natural plant ingredients.
The idea behind the Body Glide line began in the early 1990s on California beaches where the inventor, a software developer loved to surf. His wetsuits caused painful chafing, and for a solution, he experimented with natural, skin safe ingredients. The result was the first of Body Glide’s unique product line. Their balms let your skin breath, sweat escapes, and they are easy to apply. They rub into your skin and stay where you apply them. They are non-messy, hypoallergenic and invisible. They are essentially semi-solids that you can carry-on during air travel.
Body Glide solutions are also dry to the touch and child-safe. They use no animal products or testing, and they are non-oily. They protect the skin by reducing the effect of rubbing and help keep skin cells moisturized even as water is repelled much as water droplets bead-up on plant leaves.
For more than two decades, people of all ages and descriptions have used Body Glide balms to get the most out of every run, hike, climb, bike or horseback ride, swimming, while playing their favorite sport and on the beach. If you are working out at the gym or picnicking at a park, you can enjoy an active lifestyle without skin injury, irritation, distraction, or pain.
“Body Glide formulas are unique protective barriers that don’t make a mess on your skin,” said Body Glide CEO, Bill Sternoff. “While they also help restore dry, chapped, and chafed skin, they are best known for comfort, confidence, and protecting skin against rubbing that causes irritation, rash, chafing, foot blisters, and raw skin.”
All-Natural, Widely Used Protective Formulas
Body Glide’s unique recipes of plant-derived ingredients are ideal for sensitive skin, and Bill notes they are also used under the toughest conditions on earth.
“The same Body Glide balms you see online and in retail stores are used in Antarctica to protect faces from windburn, to protect skin against salt water caused boils in races to row across the Pacific Ocean, to protect open water swimmers in the North Sea against stings by certain kinds of jellyfish, and they are used daily in training and operations by branches of the US military.”
It’s no wonder that couples can and do use these products to prepare themselves for an active date to help keep causes of raw skin or foot blisters from spoiling a romantic activity.
“The time to buy and to apply these products to vulnerable areas,” says Bill, “is before you need them, to go about what you’re doing without worrying about if and when your skin is going to break down.”
Body Glide’s original formula is simply called Body. It’s the premiere anti-chafing balm used from head to toe, creating a unique invisible barrier between your skin and whatever rubs you. Like all Body Glide balms, it’s not noticeable as it works to provide all-day protection from rubbing.
For Her is similarly invisible and protective, but with a natural moisturizing element to help keep skin soft and smooth. Like all Body Glide balms, it’s sweat-resistant. Coconut and almond extracts enrich the skin — and it’s fragrance-free.
Body Glide’s product for your toes and feet is Foot Glide® balm. Rock a pair of sandals, loafers, high heels (or stilettoes!), or whatever. It’s perfect for daters who want to rock without worrying or, worse, getting blisters or raw skin from their favorite footwear. This balm has a natural anti-inflammatory, and it frees you up for long, romantic strolls, vigorous mountain hikes, activity on the beach, or a night of dancing.
From its original formula to a unique 2-in-1 formula sunscreen with chafing protection, Body Glide makes sure you have everything you need to avoid discomfort while leading your active lifestyle.
Body Glide products work for people of all ages and activity levels, and individuals, active, athletic – or not – use it every day to help keep their skin healthy and free from injury caused by rubbing.
Frictionless Movement & Absolute Comfort
The Body Glide team includes men and women from all walks of life. Most range from their 20s to 40s. Some are former college athletes, and some are avid hikers, and some are parents. The team members come from all over the world and bring different life experiences. But when it comes to Body Glide’s mission, you, we and they all have skin in the game.
“Some of the testimonials are sweet, some touch your heart,” Bill said. “Some are about conquering the unknown, and some are about people who discovered they no longer need to go through the day worried about comfort. There are untold numbers of everyday singles and couples who use Body Glide products day in and day out.”
“Leave Nothing To Chance” is a trademark of Body Glide.
The testimonials from people who use Body Glide speak for themselves.
“We love BodyGlide! Being active, BodyGlide is a must-have item in our bathroom.” — A married couple in Florida
“This is without a doubt the best product ever,” said one satisfied Body Glide customer. “It literally has changed my summer months. I don’t have to wear anything under my skirts and can exercise with less clothing on.”
A military veteran, an amputee who lost a leg, used Body Glide’s balm with his prosthesis. He credited the balm with helping him go the distance in an Ironman Triathlon.
A cancer survivor said her double mastectomy left her skin so raw that she couldn’t even bear the touch of silk. Her daughter sent her Body Glide balm, and it helped her avoid discomfort while healing.
A bride whose thighs rub said she was going to have to wear bike shorts under her wedding dress, but a friend told her to use Body Glide balm. She spent her big day in perfect comfort.
At a college game, a woman sitting near Bill said she uses the Cycle formula to protect against saddle sores when she bikes. Her husband, sitting beside her, uses the Body formula when he runs. The couple had been together for years and didn’t know they were both Body Glide users — which just goes to show that true compatibility is more than skin deep.
Body Glide Offers an Easy Solution to Skin Irritation
Sometimes chafing and blistering is an uncomfortable reality during date activities, but daters don’t have to grin and bear the pain. Prevention can save couples a lot of hassle and discomfort — not to mention need for first aid.
Body Glide balms empower customers to stop chafing and blisters from rubbing before they start. Its all-natural, sweat-resistant protection means you can spend more time doing the things you love with the people you love. Next time you’re going hiking or planning an excursion, make sure you have Body Glide products to smooth things along.
Body Glide balms are favored by more people and can help give your skin the protection it deserves.
“We are most proud of the reputation of our products with singles, couples, and all kinds of people who are passionate about their health and freedom to be active whenever they want, wherever they go, whatever they do,” Bill said. “They don’t want anything to stand in their way — and that includes unnecessary skin injuries.”