Many people use compression stockings to help increase blood circulation and to prevent blood clots as recommended by a physician, and there are also athletes who use the stockings for training purposes as well. Some determine that these stockings are a bit uncomfortable to wear, especially in the heat, and also that they are hard to get on.
Luckily there are some tips and tricks that beginners can follow when they are using the stockings to make their experience more comfortable and trouble-free.
Use Baby Powder
For those who are having a hard time getting the stockings on and sliding them up over the legs a great way to make the task a lot easier is with baby powder. Baby powder allows you to dry up perspiration or textures on the skin or hair that may be preventing the stocking from sliding up the leg easily. This will also improve the comfort level of wearing the stocking during the day as any moisture from your leg will be absorbed by the powder and keeping your leg and stocking comfortable and dry.
Fighting the Heat
When the weather is hot and you feel that it’s too hot to wear these compression stockings there are a few things that you can do. Wearing stockings designed for athletic wear will help keep you cool since these stockings are designed to be lightweight and sweat resistant. Also, get stockings that have open toes so that your feet can breathe and cool off. You can also try stockings that only go as high as the knee instead of all the way up to the thigh.
If you are worried about others seeing the stockings or what they may think you can get ones that are colored nude for your peace of mind. These stockings will look just like a pair of nylons for women, and for men, the nude coloring is barely even noticeable. There are also other styles and colors available in case you want to match an outfit or if your feet are going to be seen.
Wearing compression stockings isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do, but many do so for the benefit of their health. With these tips wearing the stockings is going to be easy and stylish and you can feel comfortable no matter where you’re going.
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