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SKINS Science and Technology:
What is Gradient Compression and how do SKINS work?
Better blood flow also helps your body to get rid of lactic acid and other metabolic wastes – which helps you work at a higher rate for longer. Plus, improved oxygenation reduces the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness and accelerates muscle repair. So engineered gradient compression and dynamic gradient compression play a big part in helping you recover from exercise too.
Why are SKINS different?
SKINS benefits include:
- less lactic acid build up, more muscle oxygenation – and better circulation
- more muscle power
- wicking – to draw moisture away from the skin
- temperature control, whether it’s hot or cold
- 50+ UV protection
Is there any proof that SKINS will help me?
Research results show that SKINS vastly reduces the build-up of lactic acid immediately after periods of sustained exercise. This allows for a more rapid return to normal levels and minimises the occurrence of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
Are all Lycra tights the same?
Why should I choose SKINS over a less expensive pair of tights?
How can SKINS prevent injury?
How do SKINS help my muscles?
SKINS also feature distinctive muscle wrapping seams. These help to provide the right compression level and support muscle groups through their full range of movement – increasing your power and endurance even more.
Can SKINS help me recover from injury?
Can SKINS help with medical conditions?
How do I know what size SKINS to wear?
Each SKINS range has a different size chart to determine the most appropriate SKINS garment size and shape you require. Therefore, you need to refer to the size chart that is specific to the product you’re interested in. You’ll find the size charts on our website product pages or on the back of the SKINS packaging.
Comfort and Protection
Are SKINS restrictive to wear?
Aren’t long black tights hot?
Will SKINS keep me warm when it’s cold?
Do SKINS keep me dry?
Who’s wearing SKINS?
When should I wear SKINS?
- During any physical activity – for more power and endurance
- As a recovery aid after exercise
- When recovering from injury
- In the workplace (particularly if you stand or walk on hard surfaces)
- When travelling – to reduce the effects of jetlag and lower risks of DVT
Can I wear my SKINS with nothing over the top – even in the sun?
SKINS fabric is independently tested and proven to provide 50+ UV protection in non mesh areas so you can enjoy outdoor exercise and activities without the concern of sun related risks.
Do I need to wear underwear under SKINS?
Can I swim in SKINS?
SKINS dry out quickly and have a UVP of 50+, so they’re great at blocking out the sun. The only thing you might notice is that the gradient compression doesn’t work quite as well when you’re submerged.