For anyone looking to totally revolutionise their life, it’s important not only to look at the food they eat, but what they do with their body on a daily basis too. Exercise is key to long term success for many, although I seriously envy anyone who can happily lose weight without it!
If you, like me, had to give in to the inevitable fact that your body isn’t going to get there on its own, you’ll have also found a sudden need for new gym clothes! There’s a lot of choice out there for a girl, or guy, looking to update their gym attire, and sometimes it can be overwhelming choosing between the myriad different leggings, tops, sports bras, shorts, trousers and costumes. In this situation it’s often useful to have a bit of a helping hand, and I was thrilled when I was introduced to Proskin, who bill themselves as creating ‘intelligent apparel for fashion and sport’, and what’s more is that they actually deliver on that!
I was sent a pair of the Slim Contour Forest Print Capri leggings (above) to try out for this post, and one of the things that struck me immediately when I put them on was how light they were… honestly they feel like air! I swear that I found myself mindlessly just stroking my legs way too much when I first started wearing them as they’re just so smooth and soft, and I genuinely forgot I was wearing them at one point. I could happily wear them to bed, not just to the gym!
It’s not just the feel of these Proskin leggings that make them well worth a purchase. They actually improve your legs as you wear them! The leggings are made of a patented fabric which contains caffeine, vitamin E, ceramides, retinol and aloe vera…I only actually understand what three of those things are but effectively they help promote a number of different elements including the break down of fat, smoothing of the skin and collagen production! All of this can help reduce cellulite in your legs, and help your legs slim down when you’re not even working out, which is a very appealing idea for those of us lumbered with chubby and dimply thighs! Technically they say that to see a big reduction in cellulite you need to wear the leggings 8 hours a day for 28 days (hence why they’d make great pyjamas). I wasn’t able to do this, but I still maintain I’ve seen some results even so. Either way, my legs absolutely feel smoother after wearing them, and whats more the micro-capsules that do all of this wonderful stuff to your legs stays in the fabric for 100 washes!
You might think that this all sounds rather too good to be true, but they’ve actually been clinically tested! They found that after wearing the leggings for 28 days there was 76% Slimming efficacy and up to 2cm reduction in the size of the testers thighs! Perfect when combined with Slimming World!
The leggings are also not only great for a work out, but from a specifically Slimming World point of view they are excellent weigh in leggings! They’re so light so you can be sure you’re getting the most accurate weigh in result and they’re comfy for sitting in group afterwards. They have a whole range of different styles, lengths and designs on the Proskins website, if forest print isn’t your thing, as well as all of the other sports wear you might want too!
The leggings I got cost £49.95 on the Proskins website: http://proskins.co/store/en/
I was sent these for the purpose of this review, however all views and opinions are my own and I categorically never review anything I don’t really love!