Are you a nurse, therapist, doctor, vet, dentist, or other scrubs-wearing professional?
Do you *know* a nurse, therapist, doctor, vet, dentist, or other scrubs-wearing professional?
If the answer to either of these is yes – PLEASE keep reading.
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Helloooo scrubs-wearing professionals! (And their friends who love them enough to read this!)
I would like to introduce my newfound obsession, and the topic of this blog post: FIGS scrubs.
They are a must-have for medical mission trips… but honestly, they’re worth the upgrade for everyday wear too.
Let me upgrade ya. 20% off your first order!
I will admit that I used to be an idiot. Because I thought ALL scrubs were great. (This is partially because I hate regular clothes.)
I mean, scrubs are basically just professional sweatpants… right?
Comparing scrubs to sweatpants would indicate that they’re actually comfortable. And most scrubs fit horribly, don’t breathe well, and are essentially a potato sack of fabric with a drawstring.
On the other hand, FIGS scrubs are the most comfortable thing I’ve ever put on my body.
I love them, and they have been VITAL to my comfort and well-being as I supervise my speech therapy students in Guyana.
Let’s talk about some of the features.
1) Ridiculously soft
Think about how many hours you spend in scrubs every day/week/month/year. Wouldn’t it be nice if they were… I don’t know… comfortable?
FIGS are soft like buttah, you guys. Once you put them on, they may never come off.
In Guyana, tropical weather is a constant, year-round thing. Lots of heat/humidity, limited air conditioning (even in hospitals and clinics), and walking around town all day in the sweltering sun means I sweat a LOT.
Thank baby Jesus for FIGS scrubs.
The material is light and breathable AND it’s moisture-wicking. So my scrubs don’t feel like a furnace, and if… (let’s be real, when) I start sweating, my armpits and back aren’t totally drenched for the rest of the day.
Healthcare settings have lots of bodily fluids and bacteria. It comes with the territory. (And as you might imagine, the sanitation standards are a bit different when you’re working in a developing country…)
Whether you’re at home or abroad, an extra layer of protection certainly doesn’t hurt. Learn more about the FIGS antimicrobial-ness here.
4) Wrinkle resistant
This has been another major help for me while traveling. In Guyana, I often wash my clothes in a bucket, and then they get hung up on a clothesline. I don’t have the luxury of using a clothes dryer or an iron.
Luckily, FIGS are wrinkle-resistant!
It’s a real life saver while abroad, but let’s be honest… this is a wonderful feature no matter what. There are better ways to spend your time than de-wrinkling your work clothes.
(Like recording Dubsmashes, lol.)
Let’s recap: Ridiculously soft, moisture-wicking, antimicrobial, and wrinkle resistant. Plus, they come in tall and petite sizes! Which is great for humans who are not of average height. 🙋🏻
Essentially: these scrubs are amazing.
And if you need ANOTHER reason to love them…
FIGS has something called the “Threads for Threads” program.
For every set of scrubs sold, they give a set of scrubs to a healthcare provider in need.
That makes my heart happy. ❤️
If you can’t tell, I really, really, really like FIGS scrubs…
(Enough to sing a love ballad to them.)
If you’re planning to go on a medical mission trip, put these scrubs on your packing list! If you ask me, they should fill your entire suitcase.
And even if you’re *not* planning a medical mission trip, do yourself a favor and upgrade today.
These scrubs are absolutely amazing – #treatyoself. PLUS, a pair of scrubs will also go to a healthcare provider in need! #winwin
Use my link to get 20% off your first order! Do itttttt. You know you wanna.
And don’t keep this info to yourself. Be sure to tell your nurse, therapist, doctor, vet, dentist, and other scrubs-wearing friends!
Tweet to your scrubs-wearing celebrity crush! Save it on your scrubs-related Pinterest board!
Note: When they heard I was going to Guyana to help train the country’s *very first* Speech-Language Pathologists, FIGS generously gave me a pair of their amazing performance scrubs. (After trying them on, I immediately ordered more. So I’ve also spent my hard-earned cash on these lil babies, and they are 100% WORTH IT.) As always, all opinions are my own.