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"You intend to look like the vision of loveliness from the moment you arrive at your honeymoon destination until you leave. But all sorts of things can happen on the trip over: your ankles may swell from a lack of circulation or your skin suddenly looks dull and dehydrated thanks to an airplane's dry, stale air. We talked to the experts about how to avoid such maladies so you can look beautiful on arrival!
Problem: Swollen feet and ankles
Solution: "Keep your feet elevated on your carry-on tucked under the seat in front of you, and squeeze your calves as hard as you can a couple of times an hour," says Monya De, M.D., who practices internal medicine in Los Angeles. "Drink enough water to require two bathroom breaks on the plane." Try VIM & VIGR, compression socks that are not like the ones your grandma wore. They will keep your blood circulating by carrying oxygen throughout the body to better distribute to sore muscles and may prevent leg swelling, and reduce leg achiness and fatigue."
We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.
If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.
Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.
Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.
Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.
All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.
Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel.
Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.
With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.
Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.