5 Essential Maternity Clothings for Pregnant Moms

How to Become a Mom!

Becoming a mother is, for many women, a highlight of their adult lives. Under the right conditions, this should be a very memorable time for you, albeit not without its share of stress.

There’s a lot to keep in mind leading up to the big day, not least the idea that the big day itself isn’t just the end of one process but the start of another that lasts a lifetime. This may be why industries have sprouted up around motherhood, embracing the process and eager to show women the world over that there is plenty of help to be had.

The Fashion Industry for Expectant Moms

One such industry that has practically molded itself around motherhood is fashion. Of course, while this seems to be an easy cash grab and not much more, there is a lot of thought that goes into choosing the right maternity clothes. While for many of us this initially seems like an extra, impractical set of purchases, there comes a time in the pregnancy period where the need for new, maternity-specific clothing makes itself apparent.

There’s no set time limit, as every woman’s pregnancy body develops differently from the others, but you’ll know when the baby bump starts to cooperate with your clothing less and less. Button down shirts don’t button down all the way anymore. You feel bloated all day long, and the clothes are part of the reason why. You always feel the need to unbutton the top button of your pants, and not just for after hefty meals. You only feel right in stretchy spandex that accommodates your new shape.

These signs show that your body’s current configuration is no longer catered to by clothes designed for an entirely different form, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Indeed, if you see any of these essentials on sale, don’t feel guilty about buying them. Your body will thank you.

1.    Mom jeans.

Especially the stretchy kind. The cut of these is slightly different from the more straight-laced, angular cut that’s currently popular. It’s a simple step but a significant psychological boost to feel comfortable enough in a pair of old jeans on days when you think nothing else you put on works. You might not even want to go back to your usual trendy jeans, after feeling how consistently comfortable these are.

  1.    Cotton compression socks.

It’s not that you’re going to the gym or anything. Compression gear mainly keeps a tight, snug seal around your legs, making sure that circulation gets back to what it used to be. Pregnancy, along with the changes it does to your body, puts a noticeable drag on active blood circulation, making it difficult for all the extremities — especially the legs, which have gravity to deal with — to get the blood flowing to and from them. Breathable compression socks help with that.

  1.    Underwear.

If there’s one area where comfort is a must, it’s this. Look for stretchy but snug, comfortable and breathable underwear that’s also pretty. You’re not going to be wearing this out by itself, of course, but there’s no harm in being presentable. A few supportive bras will be helpful as you’re going to grow in that area inevitably, but nursing bras can wait until you actually need them.

  1.    T-shirts. All the t-shirts.

As before, look for ones that are light and breathable, and that will stretch in areas where you need them to. Look for items with ruching, which will accommodate your bump when it more fully manifests and grows. Also be careful not to pick stuff that’s too sheer. Light is good, but that doesn’t have to mean thin. When buying, bend down, touch your toes or as far as you can, and have the fitting room attendant determine if there are things visible that shouldn’t be. Some stretchy fabrics are elastic but have sheerness as the cost.

  1.    Leggings. Also all the leggings.

Tying in with the cotton compression socks, having your legs covered and supported by a full-length pair of leggings is incredibly comfortable, and is much more secure than having a maternity dress that can billow or rise. Have a few pairs in rotation, as these garments mold to your body and are one of the most comfortable things you can gift yourself with. Sure, they’ll pretty much reveal the exact shape your legs have, but you’re pregnant, and the world can take a hike.

There are a few other vital clothes and dress types to get, but they’re not nearly as essential as these. A little black dress in the right size is always right to have on hand for any occasion (that fashion constant doesn’t change just because you’re pregnant), and some menswear ideas — a nice, solid blazer, for instance, works great as a second layer — can give you more options.

Overall, think comfort, think versatility (most maternity wear has nursing features built in for later) and think practicality.

Why Cotton Compression Socks are the Best Support Socks for Your Legs Every Day

There are compression socks available on Amazon at every price point but with the numberless offers available, how to judge their quality, their effectiveness or their comfort?

Very difficult indeed, but you can follow some simple guidelines to reduce the guesswork.

First in the list are the multipacks.

It is a race to the bottom, with more and more sellers offering more and more pairs for a low price. Here the choice is simple, just ask yourself: do I need compression socks or not? Because if you do, you should stay away from these cheap and flimsy synthetic socks that offer very little support if any. As my mother used to say: often you get what you pay for! And this is apparently the case.

Then you have the sporty, over-hyped compression socks

You recognize them because of the images that promise Ironman like performances at just about anything you do, be it a marathon or watching your favorite soap opera.

In this category, some of them are pretty good, especially if you can bear the flashy colors and big printed brands on a pair of nylon stockings. (I’d like to see my grandmother wearing a pair of those… 🙂

And then you have some great compression socks.

A few brands stand out if you know how to find them. They sell quality products that look good, are comfortable without all the hype. These socks usually contain a high percentage of quality cotton or wool, and their construction is different: more sturdy, knitted cuffs and just better finished.

For a good pair of compression socks made with a high percentage of natural fibers, the prices range in the region of $25.

Expensive! You may say, but are they really?

A pair of high-end compression socks will do what it is supposed to do, which is compress and support the tissues in your lower legs enhancing blood flow, reduce fatigue and lessen or prevent varicose veins.

And they will do so day in and day out for a pretty long time. Also, consider that with just 2 pairs you can take proper care of your legs every day for much longer than all the socks in 2 multipacks will ever do.

And the winner is…

Out of the thousands of brands available on Amazon.com, the one that offers by far the best value for money for a high-quality pair of Cotton Compression Socks is SocksLane.

Priced under $20 SocksLane’s products are seriously the best deal you can get when it comes to high-end compression socks.

These are top-rated cotton compression socks that are hypoallergenic, comfortable, effective and affordable. And they look good too!

The company over-delivers too in terms of customer support, extended product guarantees and a personal touch that only a small business can provide.

So, what makes SocksLane’s cotton compression socks stand out?

SocksLane’s products are designed to solve real problems and provide true value to the people using them.

Amanda and Dave, the company’s owners, have worked hard to create their compression socks that meet and exceed their customers’ expectations. The result is quality merchandise they’re proud to put their name behind.

Amanda and Dave lead a team of passionate people whose sole focus is to provide a superior product that lives up to their high standard.

The company is built on small business values such as integrity, customer care, and honesty. Their philosophy is simple, customer service and attention to detail are non-negotiable, and each customer is a member of their family—they deserve a fast, friendly, and helpful customer care and the whole team go out of their way to make sure their customers are happy.

Conclusion

If you don’t want to waste any more money on compression socks and products that don’t work, then we warmly invite you to check out their Cotton Compression Socks here.

Still not convinced? Read the reviews on Amazon.com here and judge for yourself, they are all from real people just like you.

Should You Really Take 10,000 Steps Daily?

Let’s get Physical! Physical!

Getting and staying fit has really taken off! It has become more popular in the last several years. We’ve come to really embrace the fitness lifestyle, turning it into less of the standalone lifestyle that it was in the 80s and more of a part of every other lifestyle.

We’ve started looking more closely into what we eat, more intelligently deciding on what to incorporate into our routines, and even wearing specialized watches that keep track of our biometrics and our movements. That last development coincided with the widespread belief that we have to take 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy.

TRIVIA: Manpo-Kei
Not many know this, but the whole 10,000 steps idea came from the practice of using Japanese pedometers in the 1960s. The term “manpo-kei” means “10,000 steps meter”.

This is a neat little trivia bit because otherwise, it’s often a source of confusion where the nice round (and pretty steep) number of 10,000 comes from. Of course, over time, the number has become a solid goal backed up by up by research, which has shown that if partnered up with healthy lifestyle choices it can help reduce the likelihood of various chronic illnesses, including metabolic syndromes, heart disease, and diabetes.

All this sounds like a great deal in exchange for essentially walking a lot. But does it need to be a solid 10k?

Give Up Now? No Way!

We might feel a bit guilty about not meeting that target, and some have even been known to give up if they can’t make that particular number — some even before trying it, already thinking their little attempts won’t make a difference.

The good news is that while the numbers we need to do before we see results are still significant, they’re far from impossible to do. (If you think about it, you actually go through a heck of a lot of steps a day, and 10,000 is probably not very far away from what you’re currently doing).

So all these second-guessing moments where we talk ourselves out of giving it a shot don’t need to be how we end up at all!

The even better news is that 10,000 isn’t a hard and fast number, although it is a perfect one. The American Center for Disease and Control doesn’t outright specify 10,000 as the magic number, but it does note that 150 minutes of activity a week (that comes to about 30 minutes a day) is quite helpful.

As per research, adults trying to meet that target have been known to reach a count of 7,500 steps a day, which is already a great start. Some even hold that you CAN do 10,000 steps without leaving the house! Check this video out!

As such, 10,000 could already be seen as an even higher level of activity rather than a minimum. Going above and beyond that range brings in even more benefits: a recent study in Scotland notes that postal workers walking 15,000 steps a day were shown to have much fewer heart disease risk factors.

Not a bad deal. In any event, the main thing is to get moving.

HOW TO GET MOVING
First, get yourself a pedometer.

It doesn’t have to be a fancy watch, as old-school pedometers do a perfectly good job at keeping track of your steps. The important thing is to have a counter, as beyond the actual task of counting the steps the pedometer will help you stay interested in the movement.

When you can actually see what you’ve already accomplished and got a feel for how close to the goal that is, it’s a valuable mind-conditioning thing. Motivation is an easy thing to get going.

Do simple things to build up those steps.

Going to work, the grocery store or the mall? Park at the end of the lot and walk the rest of the way. That’s additional steps going there, and additional steps going back. Merely taking the scenic route is also sure to add steps by definition. Then while actually at work, take a short break — 5 to 10 minutes won’t go amiss — every hour to break up your sedentary block of time and give your body some physical activity to break that inertia. These steps will already add a reasonable degree of physical activity to your previous tally.


Build up the steps incrementally.

You don’t have to hit 10,000 right off the bat. First, getting the pedometer will give you an idea of how close or far you are to that goal (or the more manageable 7,500). Once you have a concrete idea of where you are, you can then make the necessary tweaks. The whole idea of the steps is to set a goal to get you moving.

You can start by getting yourself into the 3,000 to 4,000 step range, which is already notable in terms of increase for someone living a sedentary lifestyle. You can increase from there. 

Remember…

Take it slow and pace yourself.

You don’t want to injure yourself by shooting for too much too soon. Physician Michael Roizen puts it best when he says “the goal is to do four more steps today than you did yesterday.” This is an excellent way to ground the idea of increased physical activity, keeping it realistic and reasonable enough to help avoid overtaxing yourself and putting yourself in harm’s way.

#10000stepsdaily #lifegoals

 

Top 3 Recipes That Can Relieve Leg Pain

Coming back from pain can be a pretty heavy experience. If it’s leg pain, all the more so. Imagine how much work our legs do in a day, and you can see right away how recovering from a leg injury or even old-fashioned day-to-day wear and tear is a tough task.

Our legs lift our body weight up and sustain it whenever we walk, crouch, climb stairs, get out of bed… we don’t even have to run or jump for the strain to be pretty considerable. Anything from cramps to strains to overuse injuries to inflammation can stop us on a dime, and even start getting worse from there.

Relief comes in many forms, not least the traditional RICE cure.

R for Rest involves, well, resting the affected joint or muscle by taking your weight off it and not having it do much, if any, work.

I for Ice leverages the contraction-causing, pain-dulling power of cold; strapping some cold packs onto the affected joint or muscle can help reduce inflammation and soothe the pain.

C for Compression is best done with some wraps or compression socks or stockings and can have a noticeable pain-relieving, circulation-improving effect over time. Finally,

E for Elevation involves keeping the affected part raised, putting gravity to work for you in helping the circulation speed up healing.

Beyond RICE, though, there are lifestyle changes that can be made to improve your odds of getting back on your literal feet after leg cramps or other leg pain. Just making some smart eating choices can have a profound effect on how quickly your body knits itself back together and easing the leg cramps or leg pain into being a thing of the past.

SWEET POTATO SLICES

One reason cramps happen is a low level of potassium, and increasing our potassium levels can be done with this complex-carbohydrate-rich root crop. Just slice some sweet potatoes into round slices, and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper — or add some cayenne powder if you want to jazz up that mellow flavor with some heat — and roast for 25 minutes at 400 degrees. These are generally good for a spicy side dish, or an afternoon snack — but sweet potatoes can also be quite filling.

HEARTY LENTIL SOUP

Lentils, along with beans, provide excellent levels of potassium that can help fight cramps. Start by prepping 1 chopped onion, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 diced carrots, 2 sliced stalks of celery, 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1 bay leaf, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 can of crushed tomatoes, 8 cups water, 1 teaspoon of dried basil, 1/2 cup thinly-sliced spinach, and of course, 2 cups of dry lentils. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large soup pot, then add in the carrots, onions, and celery, stirring until the onion is just tender. At this point, the bay leaf, basil, oregano, and garlic may be mixed in and cooked for two minutes.

Afterward come the lentils, the water, and the tomatoes. This mix is the soup beginning to take shape. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and keep the soup simmering for an hour. Then add in the spinach, cooking until it wilts, and then the vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and, if you want, some more vinegar. One cup of lentils gives you 15/5 of your RDA of potassium — this doubles that.

LEMON-ROSEMARY SALMON

15% of your RDA of potassium can be had in just six ounces of wild salmon, and this dish packs enough for up to four people (or 60% of your RDA of potassium, if you want to make all this for yourself — you could have one serving for each meal, or one meal a day for four days).

For that matter, according to Mayo Clinic, salmon is an excellent protein, full of inflammation-fighting, cortisol-lowering omega-3 fatty acids as well. This dish infuses it with pure citrus and salt flavors that balance our the fishy taste, and some fragrant herby flavor that works well with salmon as well.


This easy recipe requires an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, 20 minutes of cooking time (and 10 minutes or so to prep), and yields a good meal for four. The prep time mainly involves a bit of slicing (the lemon), chopping and crushing (the herbs), and — well, that’s it, unless you want to do the fish cutting and breakdown yourself. (You can get the separate fillets, or have a full serving of salmon cut up for you, at the fishmongers).

Start with 1 and a half pounds of wild salmon (or four fillets of six ounces each), a quarter cup of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary that has been crushed and chopped, and one lemon, sliced into rounds.

Lay the salmon flat on a sheet pan, and pour lemon juice over it. Sprinkle salt and rosemary over the fish, and then lay lemon slices down on top of the protein. Bake this for up to 20 minutes. If you’ve got a cooking thermometer with a probe, check for 135 degrees Fahrenheit in the interior of the meat.

 

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Who says leg pain relief is not delicious. You can always be creative in finding remedies for your leg pain. Try one of the recipes above this week!

 

Varicose Veins: How R.I.C.E. Can Help Take the Load Off Your Legs

Varicose veins usually appear because of improper functioning valves within the veins.

If you think you are not abusing your legs, think again. One day, suddenly,  you might see those small blue veins getting bigger and bigger just like a “toddler needing too much attention.” Before they do, take the load off your legs with these simple tips which only takes 5-15 minutes of your day.

But before we go there, let’s try to cover few things you need to know about varicose veins.

What are varicose veins?

These swollen veins are usually found in the legs and feet and can show through paler to medium skin and even start bulging and getting lumpy.

Other symptoms are a pain in the legs, that can start feeling uncomfortable and heavy, cramps and swelling in the ankles, especially at night, also, the skin can get tight and itchy. All this, of course, gets worse in warm weather, or if your work or routine requires you to be standing for extended periods.

Why does this happen?

It’s about circulation. Blood has to move efficiently throughout the body. When circulation gets impeded for one reason or another, varicose veins can appear.

Our veins’ blood flow can be slowed down or made problematic by a failure of the one-way valves in our veins and prevent blood to be carried back towards the heart. This is especially true when the veins start losing their elasticity, weakening the valves and keeping them from working correctly, so the blood starts pooling in specific areas. And before you know it, BOOM! Varicose Veins!

Some other factors increase the likelihood of you getting varicose veins:
  • age (veins lose elasticity over time),
  • obesity (extra pressure on veins),
  • pregnancy (because of the extra weight you are carrying)
  • having a history of varicose veins in the family and
  • standing or sitting for long periods (at work or traveling)

On average women are more prone to having varicose veins because of hormones that can relax the vein walls, leading to the valve problems that cause varicose veins.

The good news is that varicose veins, as long as they’re relatively mild, don’t necessarily require a visit to the doctor. However, this does not mean that they should be ignored and it is always a good idea to consult your physician as soon as you have any of the symptoms. Treatment is within reach, and there are some options. Dr. Axe, for example, in one of his videos talks about different natural remedies for varicose veins.

So, let’s get to the point! What can we do to avoid getting, or even reduce varicose veins?

The answer is RICE! Yes! You read it right: R-I-C-E!

What is this RICE thing? It’s Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
REST.

Rest well! Whatever your lifestyle, you need all the rest you can get. How much do you really need? Very hard to tell, it depends on several factors, but if you are a hard worker, you need a good amount of rest.

The same goes for your legs. If you walk to work, are pregnant or obese, your legs work twice as hard for you, factor in gravity, and your legs take all the load. You can wonder if living on the moon can cure varicose veins, but here on planet Earth, resting your legs decreases the risk of you getting varicose veins.

ICE.

For women who wear high heels at work, you will need to ice your achy legs from time to time. There is no need to do this daily though, especially if you don’t have time. You can do it every time you feel that your legs are throbbing or after a really, really tiring day. Assuming that you are still awake to put ice on your legs 🙂

How to Ice your Varicose Veins: Simply soak a towel into an iced water bucket and apply the towel over the veins for 5-7 minutes. Do not exceed 10 minutes or put ice directly on the skin. You may also want to take a cold shower after this treatment.

COMPRESSION.

You can skip to minute 1:58 of Dr. Axe’s video as he talks about how compression is an excellent solution for varicose veins. Cotton compression socks are best though because they are hypoallergenic and the fabric is much more comfortable compared to other synthetic compression socks or calf compression sleeves.

Even better, cotton compression socks can be worn any time of the day and they remain comfortable even after many hours. So, while working, doing your household chores and standing for long periods of time, compression socks squeeze your lower legs helping the blood flow better on your veins. To know more about the best cotton compression socks in the market: click here.

ELEVATION.

This time, if your boss catches you putting your legs on the desk, you can reply: “I need to elevate them for my varicose veins treatment,” or, in case you do not want to risk your post, you can do this at home after work.

Elevating your legs literally takes the load off your legs. As we have said earlier, gravity takes a toll in your legs.

How to do it right? Get that remote, turn on the TV to your favorite soap and elevate your feet a little bit higher than 3 o’clock… and RELAX! Just make sure that you relax.

So, before your varicose veins become “tarantula veins” or look like the plan to a subway station; consider RICE and get the relief that you need.

 

5 Easy to Find Natural Home Remedies for Edema

Did you know that there are natural ways to get rid of swelling feet and legs which are easy to find and are probably in your kitchen? Well, to know which ones are effective home remedies for edema read on.

Edema (or Oedema) is the accumulation of fluid in the body tissues which lead to swelling. Most cases of edema occur in the ankles, legs, feet, and hand. It’s sad to note that there are actually millions of Americans affected by edema which greatly affects their lifestyle.

Symptoms
  • Swelling
  • Puffiness
  • Stretched skin
  • Dimpling of skin after putting pressure for a couple of seconds

Cases of edema can be mild and can be the result of sitting for long hours, high salt intake, insect bites, premenstrual syndrome and pregnancy. Sometimes causes can be due to medication like steroids, estrogen, high blood medications and the like. But there are more serious cases which are due to hypertension, kidney problems, excessive drinking, and smoking or even a sedentary lifestyle.

Although edema is not really the major problem but only a symptom of another condition, consulting a doctor is always best.

Nonetheless, here are some EASY to find Natural Home Remedies for Edema:
1. Parsley

This is known to help reduce swelling and the pain it causes, due to helping the body get rid of excess fluids, as well as preventing the reabsorption of both sodium and potassium. One way this happens is through the diuretic effects of parsley. Parsley also offers a great amount of vitamins A and C and herbal fiber. You can take this daily, as a sort of tea — boil one teaspoon of dried parsley in two cups of water, then strain. Take this parsley tea before breakfast. It is one of the best home remedies for edema.

2. Epsom Salts

These have always been popular, but many don’t realize they’re good for edema too. Epsom salts can be used for a bath to soak in, in order to help reduce swelling and the accompanying pain. On top of all that, an Epsom salt bath can help loosen the joints and relax the muscles, which will contribute to reduced pain. Two cups mixed in bathwater will give you enough to soak in for 10-15 minutes. Do this up to thrice a week.

“an Epsom salt bath can help loosen the joints and relax the muscles”

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Part of relieving edema is keeping your potassium levels solid, and that’s where potassium-rich apple cider vinegar comes in. This is a powerful anti-inflammatory that many chefs and trainers swear by. You can take this as a drink twice daily — just dilute 1-2 teaspoons of unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Alternatively, an external application could also lend some relief. Soak a towel in an equal mix of water and apple cider vinegar, and wrap the towel around the affected area.

4. Tea tree oil

It does more than smell good, absolutely. It’s a helpful anti-inflammatory and has analgesic properties that can help get swelling down and thus reduce pain as well. This works quite well for edema arising from insect bites. Simply swab a small amount on with a cotton swab, then leave for a few minutes and then rinse off. You can also add a few drops to massage oil and use it to massage the area affected by mild edema.

5. Dandelion

It’s also an herb and a great one — who knew? It’s a natural diuretic that helps the body drain fluid. The potassium it has a lot of will also help even out the amount of sodium in your body, which will then let the swelling go down. Simply mix a teaspoon of dried dandelion leaves (fresh works too) in hot water and let steep as a tea for up to 7 minutes. Strain and drink — up to 3 cups a day will help you out.

*** More information is available at draxe.com and one video that talks about this are here.

Of course, to help these along, it might be a good idea to keep some expert advice in mind.

Lessen Salt Intake

Lifestyle change is definitely to be considered to make the home remedies for edema more effective. Edema can come about because of a high-sodium diet, or an otherwise high level of sodium in your diet. Reducing your salt intake (and also keeping a close eye on your hydration levels) can help your body avoid the many possible consequences of a high sodium level, which includes edema.

Massage

One vital thing to make sure of when affected by edema is to keep up your circulation. One way to do this is through massage. Look for a trained therapist, or learn the basics yourself, and massage the affected area in order to get circulation back on track. Problematic or outright poor circulation can compound the swelling problems as blood can linger in the affected veins, which are already having trouble keeping the blood flowing because of the inflammation in the area. Consider using massage in tandem with the tea tree massage oil.

Compression Socks

Compression has traditionally been known to keep circulation moving at a healthy level, and as such it makes sense to give them a try to help relieve edema. The swelling and puffiness that edema brings on might be quite uncomfortable, and compression keeps the enclosed body

parts tightly bound and protected. This can help reduce the discomfort while maintaining an improved level of circulation that may also help reduce the swelling as time passes.

Cotton compression socks are the best choice for compression garments for edema because cotton is naturally breathable and comfortable to wear compared to other synthetic compression garments. It is also the best option for sensitive skin. To know more about cotton compression socks, click here.

What Makes Cotton Compression Socks the Best Choice for Women

With all the options that we have in compression socks, it can be challenging to find one’s way around. Usually, all that we do is to look at the style and size, mainly when we shop online. And often, we are quick to complain when what arrived in the mail is not as comfortable on our feet as we expect it to be.

Quite a few different materials can be used in making compression socks: there ’s nylon, wool, copper-infused nylon, polyester, acrylic, polypropylene, olefin, cotton and many more. The list goes on.
What you need to consider is that most of the materials above are synthetic, and when it comes to choosing a garment to wear close to your skin for long periods of time, do you really want it to be made of oil derived fibers?

Cotton is an excellent choice, especially for women, who often have more delicate skin, and are more health aware.

So, what are the top 3 Reasons Why Women Should Choose Cotton Compression Socks?

1.Cotton is naturally breathable

With today’s busy lifestyle, comfortable socks play an essential factor. A published study of 2010 on over 1000 Americans show that women actually walk more than men with an average of 5340 steps per day, which translates to about 2 and a half miles of walking.

Cotton compression socks are lighter and cooler giving the feet more room to breathe still providing the required amount of compression. Cotton also promotes blood circulation in your lower legs and feet preventing swelling and fatigue. Also being naturally breathable, cotton compression socks will wick sweat more effectively preventing your feet from “cooking” in your shoes when the weather gets warmer.

2. Cotton is Durable and Holds Color Overtime

Women are very conscious of style and comfort, which is why cotton compression socks should be their first choice. Compared to other materials, cotton is more durable and will last longer, at the same time it is soft yet strong. Its fibers are not abrasive, and the feeling is softer on the skin. It also holds color longer than other materials, so your cotton compression socks will still look great even after many repeated washes. Aside from style, comfort should be the top reason why you should prefer cotton compression socks over synthetic ones.

3. Cotton is the Best Option for Sensitive Skin

Did you know that about half of Americans have sensitive skin to some degree? And the vast majority of these are women. Several factors that contribute to their sensitivity: Women’s skin is usually thinner than men’s. Women also may experience more dryness in their skin because of hormonal changes due to menstruation, pregnancy or menopause. Cotton compression socks are naturally hypoallergenic and decrease drastically the chances of your skin getting irritated.

These are just some of the main reasons for choosing cotton compression socks, but let’s not forget that Cotton Compression Socks are generally better tolerated by your skin and are just so much more comfortable and soft compared to synthetic ones. Also, they are no more expensive than a comparable high-quality pair of nylon hoses. So why compromise on comfort when you can have better for the same price?

But not all cotton compression socks are the same, next time that you go online to buy your next pair, make sure that you buy a high-quality product such as the ones manufactured and sold by SocksLane. Their women’s compression socks are made of premium combed cotton and carefully chosen non-allergic stretch fibers, this, combined with their exclusive knitting process and strict quality controls has allowed SocksLane cotton compression socks for women to become best-rated compression socks on Amazon.com.

To know more about high-quality cotton socks, click here