Scholl Sleeping Leggings: battle with cellulite + spider veins

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for the longest time, my major worry about my body is my fat legs. i know what you are thinking – that im already very skinny and that i dont have fat legs. that i dance alot so my thighs are bigger etc.

i say, yes maybe. but one thing for sure my legs size is unpleasantly dis proportionate to the other parts of my body. Arms, body is thin. but butt and legs are 2 sizes bigger. Also, if its dance, why are they all cellulite and not muscles?

i do get very bothered that i always pick the smallest tops like XS or XP or 32 but bottoms are always M or above. in order not to gross you here’s a tiny picture of the irregularity:

so I am pear shaped and i wanna do smthg about it.

About this spider vein thing.

what i thought i had ‘transparent’ skin cos i can always see my veins through my thighs, turns out it is actually a condition called telangiectasia (spider veins). yes, you msut be thinking i am mad and that i am paranoid. but recently, these veins are more and more prominent, and ‘spreading’ ard my thighs. colour has also become more distinct which is worrisome!

Credits to http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/varicose-spider-veins.cfm

What is spider veins?

Spider veins are like varicose veins but smaller. They also are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. Often, they are red or blue. They can look like tree branches or spiderwebs with their short, jagged lines. They can be found on the legs and face and can cover either a very small or very large area of skin

What causes varicose veins and spider veins?

Spider veins can be caused by the backup of blood. They can also be caused by hormone changes, exposure to the sun, and injuries

How are varicose and spider veins treated?

[One of the answers]

Compression stockings

Compression stockings put helpful pressure on your veins. There are 3 kinds of compression stockings:

•Support pantyhose, which offer the least amount of pressure. These also often are not “gradient” or “graduated.” That means they provide pressure all over instead of where it is needed most.

•Over-the-counter gradient compression hose, which give a little more pressure. They are sold in medical supply and drugstores.

•Prescription-strength gradient compression hose, which offer the greatest amount of pressure. They are sold in medical supply and drugstores. You need to be fitted for them by someone who has been trained to do this.

SO FINALLY HERE IS WHAT I AM GOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY:

I paid SGD56+ for this sleeping stockings from Watsons. and now its on sale $51 =.=

see the sentence about toned and slimmer legs? its a sure buy for me wahaha

the lavender colour is really pleasing to the eye and i enjoy seeing my legs in it. must be cos SG seldom get chacne to wear stockings so wearing at home also happy. instantly glamourize your home clothes.

the pressure at the ankles and calves is the highest so its really hard to get my feet and legs in them every night. but once its on you dont feel any discomfort in fact i really liek the feeling – cos i like my legs to be covered when i sleep – no air con!

and to fully fight off this cellulite and spider vein, i am going to need to help of some toning cream right??? 🙂

as i am lazy, i admit i did not put this body contouring lotion twice a day as instructed. usually once a night before i sleep, followed by the stockings. some nights i missed it altogether. some nights when the stockings are in the wash so no stockings.

its been about 6 weeks since this started and DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE RESULTS?? you can only choose YES because below is the Before-After photos.

upper thigh

lower thigh

thickest part of calf

i am really happy!! but still some way to go before my desired results. appearance of cellultite really lessen.
did nothing for my spider veins though.

and before you dash into watsons or drugstore for this, you must know this: this results is not the effect of the stockings alone. i also changed my diet to reduce my carbs and sugar intake. although i sin like every week with snacks and cakes and fried food. not to mention i was in HK where all the delicious food are!!

Thanks for reading this lengthy post 🙂

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13 responses »

  1. heylo! does it help with your spider veins? I tried this stockings once and somehow it made the spider veins look more obvious TwT

    • haha for me it didnt really work, i stopped wearing it already but during that 1 mth i think not much visible difference.

      • haha i read that compression stockings or 刮沙 (traditional chinese treatment of rubbing a stone repeatedly on your skin) helps. But personally i think they may help but not a ‘remedy’ that solve the root cause of the issue. I feel its hiedetary and too much cellulite haa

      • I think it’s also an occupational hazards for me. I am a pharmacist, sometimes can’t sit down and need to stand for quite a long hours. Quite horrified with the sudden appearance of varicose veins esp spider veins here and there 😱.Well, I am starting to wear compression stockings during the day. Hopefully it will help to at least control and prevent it from getting worst. 😉

  2. Do you have any idea, where can I find Nu Skin lotion in Japan? Wherever I go and ask for it everybody makes big eyes… I know that I can use their website to buy it but perhaprs it is available in some drugstores in Japan or so…thanks!

  3. I stand alot. Hence have my legs are tired and so called heavy. Do you think the Scholl legging will help relief the tireness? Understand there are 2 models, pantry hose and thigh type. Which is better? Thanks

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