9 summer essentials for pregnant women

9 summer essentials for pregnant women

Pregnancy is hard enough without the added problem of an unexpected heatwave and warm weather. To help keep you cool and calm, we have selected 9 of the best summer essentials for pregnant women that will make this season your best yet.

What are the best summer essentials to help pregnant women?

Mama Mio's Lucky Legs Cooling Leg Gel is one of the best pregnancy products for summer as it helps to cool, soothe and relieve tired and swollen legs and ankles. Pop in the fridge for an even more refreshing treat when you come to apply it.

If the Cool It Mama Cooling Body Spritz can relieve hormonal hot flushes, it can help you cool down in the hot weather. It contains a refreshing essential oil blend of grapefruit and ylang ylang to soothe and energise if you're feeling tired and fatigued.

In the summer heat, it can be hard to fall asleep, especially if you're pregnant. Make it easier with the this works Super Sleep Dual Pillow Spray, which contains their Sleep Plus and Deep Sleep Pillow Sprays to help you drift off.

Make sure you keep your skin soft, supple and stretchmark free for summer with the PAI Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seed Organic Stretch Mark System. It's a duo of their bestselling pregnancy oil and cream to hydrate and strengthen.

If you prefer the feel of a cream over a gel , then you will love Burt's Bees Mama Bee Leg and Foot Cream to soothe tired and aching legs and feet. Free from chemical nasties, it immediately restores comfort and alleviates aching muscles.

In the summer months, it can hard to do cardio exercise when you're pregnant due to the intense heat. The Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer is great for exercising your core and abs without getting you all hot and bothered.

Pregnancy skin needs extra sensitive care, and during the summer months should never be without SPF. Choose mineral formulations instead of chemical ones, as they sit on top of the skin rather than being absorbed. We love Clinique's Mineral version which also has a high SPF 50 to give you the ultimate protection.

You want to use minimal ingredient beauty products during pregnancy to minimise the amount of chemicals you're absorbing. Keeps your lips soft and hydrated during the summer with the RMS Beauty Lip & Skin Balm. Plus, it smells of luxurious cocoa.

Pregnancy can leave you looking tired with visible dark circles, so in the summer months make sure you keep your eye area refreshed and invigorated with the Lumene Lähde Nordic Hydra Purity Dew Drops Hydrating Eye Gel. It feels instantly cooling on the skin and immediately brightens.

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