I was out of town last week and all of the sudden it was Wednesday and I was thinking…wait…Wednesday…CRAP! I forgot to prep this post that I had all planned out. I hadn’t taken the pictures yet but the thought was in my head. Leave it to preggo brain to get in the way so that I miss my regularly scheduled Wednesday preggo post. This week is all about how I stay cool during a summer pregnancy.

staying cool during a summer pregnancyIf you’ve been pregnant in the summer, and live somewhere with a humid climate you are totally feeling my pain right now. I can hardly stand myself most days because I just get SO hot. I have *luckily* only been sick a couple times my whole pregnancy. One of the times was when the air conditioning was down where I was at. I really get THAT overheated that I start to feel physically ill. For that reason I have a few little must have products in my arsenal that I need to have at all times! 

foot creamThe Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Rescue Treatment has been amazing on my feet. I put this on my feet before bed, and it leaves them smelling nice and gives my feet a bit of a tingle. It feels SO good and kind of “zingy” if that makes sense. My feet also end up being super soft by morning, which is awesome because my feet are usually so dry and rough you could practically light a match on my heel. Gross right?

summer leg coolingLe Couvent de Minimes Leg Soothing Fluid is what I pull out when my legs are mildly achy and uncomfortable. This is a good lotion to use when I want a bit of refreshment to my feet and legs. It isn’t a super strong formula, but it is still very relaxing and gives me some relief from the heat. This is meant to reactivate micro-circulation, revive and refresh tired legs, and leave a fresh scent on the skin. I do like the fresh scent a lot and it fades quickly. This is a great treat for my legs!

L’Occitane’s Frisson Verveine Gel for Legs and Feet is the bomb diggity. I reviewed the line here if you want to hear more about it. This comes in a roller-ball applicator and has lots of awesome ingredients to help refresh tired legs. This product has a little more zing and zest than the previous one. The ice gel has cypress essential oil and althea officinalis as a means to help refresh the skin. I also love the scent. You just can’t really be disappointed with L’Occitane- I have yet to find a product of theirs that I am not reaching for constantly as soon as it enters my home.

crushed iceCrushed ice. Can I say I’m obsessed with something as silly as ice? I know it’s a sign of an iron deficiency, but this has been my favorite way to stay hydrated this summer. I have a slushy/snowcone maker, and it hasn’t left my kitchen counter in months. I chop tray upon tray of ice, and eat it with a spoon. Even my daughter thinks it’s a fun way to stay hydrated. I would eat ice all day long if I could to stay hydrated. I’m so weird, but seriously this stuff is the best. 

staying cool during a summer pregnancy 2One last little thing, with these leg cooling products and the foot cream- I like to slather it on right before bed and then lay with the fan blowing on me. I get extra warm at night and find that applying these products before bed helps me drift off faster. I also love them during the day, and to get the full effect I prop my feet up on the ottoman. Now that’s what I call relaxing! 

Whether or not you are pregnant, I think you will really dig these products. Check them out and tell me what you think. The Body Shop foot cream has been a long time favorite of mine, pregnant or not! 

What are some of your cool down tips or products? I’d love to know about them! 

 

31 Comments on How to Stay Cool During a Summer Pregnancy

  1. Cosmetics Aficionado
    August 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Summer pregnancy is the worst! I have an August kid lol.

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    • Justina
      August 7, 2014 at 10:08 am (3 years ago)

      Then you fully understand Leticia! haha it’s awful!

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  2. Ange
    August 6, 2014 at 4:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Great tips!

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  3. Aleya Bamdad
    August 6, 2014 at 6:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Summer pregnancies are hard. I had to carry an icepack around with me.

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  4. Destany
    August 6, 2014 at 6:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I had my son on July 31. I was miserable ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Sheila Arkee
    August 6, 2014 at 7:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I had a Summer pregnancy and it was haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard. Oh, how I love that Body Shop lotion back then.

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  6. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
    August 6, 2014 at 7:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m not pregnant, lol, but your list is great for runners like me!

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    • Justina
      August 7, 2014 at 10:07 am (3 years ago)

      I bet these would be great for running!

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  7. erikatheicyone
    August 6, 2014 at 8:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Where was this post when I was pregnant with my son in 1988 and sweating it out through a Bullhead City (otherwise known as the Gates of Hell) Summer? LOL

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  8. Amber
    August 6, 2014 at 8:18 pm (3 years ago)

    Girl, you have my deepest sympathies for being pregnant in summer. It is no easy task! <3 <3

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  9. Kim Porter
    August 6, 2014 at 8:24 pm (3 years ago)

    As if I should be picky, one thing I dread is a summer pregnancy. I don’t know how my mom diid it with me.

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  10. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
    August 6, 2014 at 8:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I was pregnant through Summer with my first… Swelled up like a balloon. Keep your feet up and relax momma!

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  11. Pammy Blogs Beauty
    August 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I was pregnant last summer and then 2 summers before that with my first. I totally get hot like you when I am preggie. I can totally relate as I live in GA where Summers are HOT! ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay inside and keep munchin on that ice girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Brittany
    August 6, 2014 at 9:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I always felt bad for the mamas who were super pregnant during the summer. It has got to be some kind of miserable. Definitely take it easy!

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  13. cindyprimebeauty
    August 6, 2014 at 9:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Good tips. I was pregnant the first time in the summer in Phx, AZ!

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    • Justina
      August 7, 2014 at 10:07 am (3 years ago)

      BRUTAL!

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  14. Norah Salazar
    August 6, 2014 at 9:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Justina I was pregnant last year until July and it was so hard. I honestly stayed indoors a lot and to cool off I used to shower twice a day, shower cap on and had pedicures all the time.

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    • Justina
      August 7, 2014 at 10:07 am (3 years ago)

      Good idea on the pedicures. I think I want to get one this weekend!

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  15. Miranda Mendoza
    August 6, 2014 at 10:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I can’t imagine being pregnant over summer… YIKES. I hate the heat already!

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  16. Laura
    August 6, 2014 at 10:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Have you been diagnosed with iron deficiency? I was addicted to ice with both pregnancies and they told me that was one of the side effects.

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    • Justina
      August 7, 2014 at 10:06 am (3 years ago)

      Yep I have!

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  17. Nidia Doherty
    August 7, 2014 at 1:04 am (3 years ago)

    I have a peppermint foot spray from Ulta that I’ve been using, and I love the cooling effect – but it doesn’t last long. I think I would like that cream instead – I can’t sleep if I’m hot. Unfortunately, I live in FL, and my husband is a human radiator, so I have to do what I can to stay cool!

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  18. Honeygirlk
    August 7, 2014 at 1:32 am (3 years ago)

    I was miserable with both my pregnancies I had go full term… but the one with the twins was the worst. Have you been told you have an iron deficiency? I did when pregnant with my eldest and my twins and was told that ice – chewing or just eating it was definitely a tell tale.

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    • Justina
      August 7, 2014 at 10:06 am (3 years ago)

      Yep, they told me I have an iron deficiency, but I knew as soon as I was craving iron I had to have something like that!

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  19. beautybymissl
    August 7, 2014 at 4:23 am (3 years ago)

    Cooling Foot Rescue Treatment sounds amazing. Luckily when I was pregnant we didnยดt have very warm summer here in Estonia and so I did not need any cooling products.

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  20. loveforlacquer
    August 7, 2014 at 6:44 am (3 years ago)

    Great tips! I was pregnant during the Summer.. it was brutal!

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  21. jbrobeck
    August 7, 2014 at 1:23 pm (3 years ago)

    i just discovered Le Couvent de Minimes!

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  22. Eugenia
    August 7, 2014 at 6:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I love crushed ice too!!

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  23. Angela Sherman
    August 12, 2014 at 6:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m taking notes! Due in one week ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. Lissa Cole
    August 14, 2014 at 12:51 am (3 years ago)

    A cooling foot treatment sounds perfect right now! I am long overdue for a pedicure. PS these photos look AMAZING!!!!

    Reply

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