summer style

  • Why rock a compression sock?

    Who really wears compression socks and stockings? If you’re like many, you probably think they’re for the sick, the elderly, or someone who recently had surgery. But did you know most anyone could benefit from wearing compression?

    As the founder of RejuvaHealth, I’m often asked and challenged on this topic by those who ask me what I do. When I tell them about our line of fashionable compression stockings, I commonly hear:

    “I’m healthy so I don’t need compression.”

    “I think my grandma wears those so I definitely don’t need them.”

    “I know someone who had to wear compression  - but they had a medical procedure so I’m different.”

    Did you know compression legwear actually comes in a variety of support levels for just that purpose? While some versions offer firm support designed specifically for therapeutic uses, light support variations are actually designed for preventative & general lifestyle applications – think travel, pregnancy, varicose veins, spider veins & more.  By hugging the legs with gradually lessening compression (specifically tightest at the ankle & looser above), compression socks help your legs do what they should be doing naturally - move blood upwards from the extremities and to the heart.

     

    It sounds simple – but that’s the beauty of it. Unlike an invasive procedure or risky oral medication, elastic compression garments offer a holistic remedy for the common achiness, heaviness, and fatigue that can accompany a busy daily routine.

    Still not sure whether you’re like anyone else who wears compression? Follow me on the streets of Southern California as I ask real life wearers why they love it. The results & reasons people wear it may surprise you.

     

    Can you relate to any of these interviewees? If so, tell me on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/rejuvahealth or by commenting on our videos at youtube.com/rejuvahealth.

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  • Best Compression Stockings for Hot Weather

    It’s all fun and games - until the hot weather rolls around. Long-time compression wearers know the drill. Fall leaves bring chilly temps, longer pants, and the perfect fashion opportunity to transition summer outfits into autumn with the addition of compression tights. Winter follows with even colder months & an added excuse for additional layers. October through March glides by with little inconvenience to the compression wearer’s wardrobe.

    April showers bring May flowers and rising barometers too. As hemlines shorten and winter gear is stored for the season, summer elicits longer days, welcomed sunshine, and new anxiety for support stocking users. Heat makes the prospect of layering or wearing long garments unpalatable.  Sweat + stockings anyone? No thank you.

    The irony about the heat & the effect it has in making wearing compression more challenging is that it can also exacerbate leg symptoms too. It’s not uncommon for swelling to worsen in hot, humid weather.  Travel, a common partner to summer breaks, can also wreck havoc on leg health. To prevent DVT while flying it’s recommended users wear compression stockings, stay hydrated and move frequently. So while its tempting to abandon compression come June, the occasions and environments that accompany it make wearing it just as important as ever.

    We can’t promise it will be more comfortable wearing compression stockings than it would be to rock shorts & flip flops, but there are a few tricks for making it more bearable in hot weather.  Here’s our top RejuvaHealth tips on how to survive wearing compression in spring, summer, & beyond:

    Best Compression Stockings for Hot Weather

    Consider fabric finish – Knit from a finer denier of covered yarns, sheers offer a bit more breathability than opaques in the hot summer months. We also love the small hint of skin they allow to glimpse through the garment. Consider them a subtly sexy way to get the support you need while still appearing seasonally appropriate. If varicose veins or spider veins are of concern, sheer compression stockings are also a great way to provide coverage & smoothness while also sporting your favorite dresses, skirts, and shorts.

     

    Seek out moisture-wicking materials – Certain compression socks are knit with special moisture-wicking fibers to help with moisture control & temperature management. We particularly love CoolMax, but select variations & brands may include the likes of silver ions, and other materials too.

     

    Try open toe options – For days sandals are a must, opt for an open-toe compression stocking in a nude color way. We love pairing open-toe nude thigh highs with a maxi dress in summer as a sneaky way to get support while looking effortlessly chic.

     

    Step out of the black box – We all love a basic black but summer’s the perfect time to mix it up. Reflect light & repel heat by opting for lighter hues. Ashy grays, subtle nudes, and pretty plums are versatile but fun ways to incorporate compression knee-highs into your wardrobe without looking seasonally inappropriate.  And with the resurgence in popularity of fashion socks, a pair with shorts & your favorite ankle boots (or rolled up jeans & tennis shoes) is an adorable and heat-friendly option too.

     

    Want more of our hot weather picks? Check out Kelsey's RejuvaHealth favorites + tips for wearing & pairing them here:

     

    What's your favorite tips for surviving the heat while wearing compression? Tell us by commenting below or joining us on Facebook at Facebook.com/rejuvahealth.   Until next time ... stay cool!

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  • Differences Between Sheer & Opaque Compression Stockings

     

    With summer just around the corner, we’re receiving an increasing number of questions about the differences between particular patterns - especially as it relates to sheer vs. opaque finishes.We hear many questions from both new and current compression wearers. Here are some of the most common questions and answers…

    Is there a difference in effectiveness between sheer and opaque compression stockings?

    • No, they both will maintain the advertised levels of compression and you can rest assured that you will be getting the compression you need.

    What are some of the main differences between sheer and opaque compression stockings?

    •  Some of the main differences will be in the look and style as well as how much air and breathability they offer. As you might imagine, a sheer is going to be a bit more breathable than an opaque stocking. An opaque is wonderful for winter when you want the extra warmth.

     Which style will give me better coverage for my legs?

    •  While both styles of stockings will provide you with the necessary amount of compression, certain styles will give you better coverage. An opaque stocking will effectively hide very pronounced varicosities or unwanted sunspots, while the sheer will cover your legs, but still mildly expose your skin. 

     

    Check out our video for a more on hands look at the differences between sheer & opaque compression stockings!

  • Summer Style Picks: Compression Stockings for Wedding Season

    Now that we’ve celebrated Moms, Dads, The Fourth, and Grads, it’s time for the second most wonderful time of the year. That’s right; we’re knee deep in wedding season and while you’re busy getting a pedicure, finding a date, booking a flight, and wrapping the perfect gift, we’re coming out with new ways to make sure you look and feel picture perfect until the very last toast.

     

    Daytime Diva

    Daytime weddings are a classic mix of pretty pastels, bubbly champagne, flowery speeches and lots and lots of standing: stand at the church, stand for pictures, stand in the buffet line, stand as you greet your best friends third cousin’s aunt. To ease the pain, we suggest pairing the Medi Sheer & Soft Compression Thigh Highs with a lovely mint dress, a classy clutch and the most adorable earrings we’ve ever seen.

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    Pictured: Flowy metallic mint green one shoulder dress, Gold Kate Spade Clutch, Mint Rose Earrings, Essie Sheers Nail Polish

     

    City Celebration

    Always a Bridesmaid and never a bride? At least you won’t have to share your piece of the cake, or worry about anyone stepping on your new shoes as you dance the night away in a pair of Medi Comfort Compression Stocking Thigh Highs in Ebony. The silicone lace band is both flirty and functional ensuring a no slip grip for sophisticated comfort. Wear them with a sleek one shoulder dress in a deep purple and a funky clutch for that trendy evening wedding downtown.

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    Pictured: Purple One shouldered dress, Black Pumps, Black pleated clutch, Diamond Cluster Dangle Earrings

     

    Dreamy Destination

    Saying “I do” Aloha style? More and more weddings are taking place beach side in exotic destinations now a days which means more and more opportunities for fun floral prints, dresses in lighter fabrics, loose lush hair, and sheer stockings. As a guest its all about fun and relaxation so pack a sweet summer dress, floral pumps, a statement necklace, and a pair of RejuvaHealth Sheer Dot Compression Knee Highs. Take your pick, we now have them in four delightful summery colors sure to please even the pickiest of brides.

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    Refreshing Orchid hair clips , Ruffled Coral Sun Dress, Floral Closed toe Platform Pumps, Glittered clutch bag

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