Let’s face it. Compression socks aren’t the easiest to put on thanks to the thicker and longer fabric than that of ordinary socks. To make them easier to slip on, be sure to wear them on clean, dry skin. This way, dirt won’t get trapped beneath the compression material, and irritation from moisture is an afterthought.
#2 Hand Wash with Gentle Detergent or Soap
Many washing machines and dryers can be unnecessarily rough, especially on compression products. For this reason, opting to hand wash compression socks and laying them out to dry would be ideal in ensuring adequate longevity. The fibers that make up compression socks are a special synthetic blend that must be handled extra carefully, so be sure to use gentle laundry detergent or light soap when washing. Alternatively, stronger detergents are comprised of harsher chemicals that may damage the compression socks or even irritate your skin.
Do your best not to yank or pull at the compression socks when putting them on your feet. Compression socks are designed to apply a certain amount of compression pressure to provide support, promote an increase in blood circulation, and reduce swelling or aching limbs. When you stretch the fabric, it can gradually impede the function on the compression socks.
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