Dr Hartley Atkinson Chafing and Sweat Rash Interview

Dr Hartley Atkinson Chafing and Sweat Rash Interview

Protecting the Skin from Chafing and Sweat Rash This Summer

Whether for running, walking, cycling, working out at the gym or simply to remain comfortable during the hotter summer months, ZO RUB for Chafing works effectively to protect the skin from chafing and sweat rash. The product is particularly suitable for Australian fitness enthusiasts, from the weekday/weekend warriors striving to improve their fitness amidst busy lives, to the seriously sporty types who are consciously working to maintain peak physical condition and guard themselves from injury.

ZO RUB for Chafing
RRP: $9.99

Interview with Dr Hartley Atkinson, Pharmacologist

Question: What is chafing?

Dr Hartley Atkinson: Parts of the body rubbing against each other, and the friction leading to a rash and causing discomfort/pain.

Question: How can we prevent chafing during the hotter months?

Dr Hartley Atkinson: Using products like ZO-RUB for Chafing, which provides a barrier against friction to help prevent chafing, and it acts as an effective antiperspirant.

Question: What can runners do to prevent chafing during long runs?

Dr Hartley Atkinson: Wear loose fitting clothes, keeping the body as cool and dry as possible, using products like ZO-RUB for Chafing to protect the skin.

Question: What is a sweat rash?

Dr Hartley Atkinson: Heat rash or sweat rash can occur in hot, humid weather conditions, and is caused by blocked sweat ducts and trapped sweat underneath the skin. It can develop on parts of the body that rub together such as between the inner thighs or under the warms, as well as skin folds such as the armpits and elbows.

Question: How can we prevent a sweat rash?

Dr Hartley Atkinson: Keeping the body cool and dry (e.g. wearing loose fitting clothes, air conditioning etc.), especially while doing an intense exercise and/or in a hot environment. Using an antiperspirant.

Question: Can you tell us about the ingredients of ZO RUB for Chafing and how the product works?

Dr Hartley Atkinson: Ingredients: Aluminium Chlorohydrate, Dimethicone, Saccharide Isomerate

The Aluminium Chlorohydrate is an antiperspirant which helps keep you dry.
The Dimethicone provides a barrier against friction to help prevent chafing.
The Saccharide Isomerate acts like a water magnet and retains moisture in the skin.

It work as: a moisturiser, an antiperspirant and a barrier against friction.

Interview by Brooke Hunter
Photo by Matthew LeJune on Unsplash