Skin chafing is absolutely no fun. It’s painful, irritating, and often shows up during the warmer months of the year. So If you are looking for ways to minimize or prevent chafing, these tips and solutions may help you. (1) Dress in seamless, breathable clothes. (2) Use an anti-chafe balm. (3) Apply a barrier cream or gel. (4) Use body powder to keep the area dry.