There's no need to hand wash your SKINS. You can put them in the machine, but wash them on a cold, delicates setting.
It's best to use a gentle detergent too. As with all elastomeric garments, the gentler the washing process, the more life you'll get out of your SKINS.
Chlorinated water can have a deteriorating effect on SKINS fabric, so SKINS advise against wearing your SKINS in the pool. But seawater is fine. Just give your SKINS a good rinse with freshwater afterwards.
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.
Wear your SKINS loud and proud, or under your kit – whatever suits you best, although they do recommend that the white and flesh coloured SKINS are only worn under other clothing.
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.
When you wear SKINS during activity, the compressive effect prevents muscles from overextending (which can cause injury) and may even treat injuries as they occur.
No. Even though Lycra is a brand name, it's become a generic description for most elastomeric fabrics. The fabric they use is warp knitted, which is a superior fabric that provides the stringent stretch and recovery standards needed for SKINS engineered gradient compression. They then cut this fabric in a certain way to provide benefits like no other tights can.
Choosing the correct size SKINS is essential to ensure you receive the maximum benefits. Their 400 Series garments are sized using Body Mass Function (BMF) / Anthropometric data obtained from their 3D Body Scanning studies whilst our 200 Series garments are sized using a unique Body Mass Index (BMI) / Anthropometric algorithm.
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.
SKINS are different because their unique combination of features works better than any single component. Plus, their benefits are backed by independent testing – something that no other compression and therapeutic sportswear manufacturer can boast.
SKINS benefits include:
The performance, recovery and lifestyle benefits of SKINS have all been independently researched and published in peer review journals. The scientific community recognises this type of product testing as the highest standard. In fact, SKINS leads the industry with peer review journal publications.
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).
SKINS has pioneered engineered gradient compression (found in A200 products) and dynamic gradient engineering (found in A400 products), following years of research. When you apply compression to specific body parts in a balanced and accurate way, it accelerates blood flow. This gets more oxygen to your working muscles – and boosts your performance.
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.
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SKINS is a sportswear brand that makes sport better. By creating high-tech, top-spec active and compression gear, and by campaigning to fuel the true spirit of competition, SKINS RiseUp to make a difference in the world of sport, both on and off the field.
SKINS are now sold in 31 countries. They have got over 160 products and manufacture more than 100,000 units a month, and counting.