HOW TO APPLY CHAMOIS CREAM
There are numerous preferences on the “best” way to use chamois cream. You will quickly learn what works best for YOU. We recommend applying a light layer directly on the chamois pad first. The rationale for this is that the chamois pad will absorb less cream from the skin if you pre-treat it. This helps the cream to remain on the skin surface longer providing the greatest protection where it is needed most.
Next, apply the cream around the groin area, in skin folds, around and on the genitals, and directly on the sit bones. Any area that experiences direct pressure on the saddle greatly benefits from a layer of cream. Some cyclists prefer a thin layer in the crack of the buttocks since this is an area of skin to skin contact as well. (You might be surprised just how much it helps as those pistons are firing 80-100 times a minute). If applying to the feet, usually a small dab worked in between each of the toes adds an unexpected degree of comfort.
Keep in my mind that a poorly positioned saddle or loose and ill fitting clothing can override the benefits of chamois cream. Proper bike set up and fitting is a must.
On very long rides, like centuries or double centuries, reapplication may be desirable. Our 1/4oz reusable/refillable flip top container fits unnoticeably in a jersey pocket and helps you avoid the usual mess and waste of single use tear packets.