SKINS have become very popular with athletes of all levels over the past few years. You only need to watch a fun run, or go past an athletics track, and it seems as though every second person has a SKINS garment on. Well, what do they actually do, and do they actually work?

SKINS are designed to increase the flow of oxygen to muscles. The manufacturers state that this is achieved by Gradient Compression which has been engineered to provide the correct level of surface pressure to specific body parts, enhancing circulation and delivering more oxygen to active muscles. Improved circulation also helps to eliminate lactic acid build-up and other metabolic wastes, with the aim that you can go harder for longer and recover faster.

A variety of people and places have researched the SKINS technology, as in the medical world today there is enormous importance placed on evidence based practice.

What have the researchers found?

Their research has proved that SKINS:

  • increases venous return
  • reduces exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD)
  • accelerates recovery processes
  • removes lactic acid faster
  • increases strength and power
  • improves endurance
  • increases muscle oxygenation
  • improves body temperature control
  • reduces in-flight ankle oedema

Other benefits

As well as their well-documented sporting benefits, SKINS gradient compression has been found to relieve medical complaints including:

  • arthritis
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • lymphoedema
  • varicose veins
  • deep vein thrombosis

It’s all down to the increased oxygen in your blood!

We always have SKINS in stock at less than RRP prices.