Ask The Underwear Expert: Products to Combat Crotch Rot?

Andrew from Miami, FL: I recently moved to Miami from Denver, Colorado and I’m still getting used to all the heat. Now that it’s warm all the time, I’m trying to figure out the best way to keep clean and dry down below the waist. What are some products I might try?

The Underwear Expert: Never fear, Andrew. In the battle against crotch rot, the world of men’s grooming has evolved beyond Gold Bond powder towards better formulas and technologies to address this common problem. Newer products use more tailored formulas, natural ingredients and less abrasive scents to make the experience much more pleasant than slapping on the cold and tingly white stuff.

Products that combat crotch rot tend to address a number of combined factors. Generally, these include absorbing moisture, reducing friction, keeping skin clean and clear of bacteria, and masking unpleasant smell. A number of ingredients in more generic crotch rot treatments have since been found to have negative side effects, such as talc, a common component of many body powers. Newer treatments also cater to those who prefer more natural remedies and products free of alcohol or harsh chemicals.

Here are a few of our favorite products to prevent crotch rot currently on the market, try them out and let us know which works best for you!

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