Puffy Ankles: Cooling And De-Puffing Pregnancy Beauty Buys


by Lorna White |

Feeling a little puffy? It’s really normal for feet, ankles and even fingers to swell up during pregnancy. It’s just your body holding onto more water than usual and can be worse in hot weather or if you’ve been standing for a long period. If you can, try and put your feet up (higher than your heart is best), regularly bend, stretch and rotate your feet to improve circulation and try one of these cooling, refreshing beauty buys to instantly soothe and de-puff hot, tired, heavy legs.

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Bloom & Blossom Revitalising Leg and Foot Spray, £14, bloomandblossom.com

Seriously refreshing on hot, swollen legs, this natural spray instantly soothes and de-puffs. Not just your average cooling spray, horse chestnut seed and yellow sweet clover extracts have a proven anti-inflammatory effect, reducing swelling and the prevention of varicose veins. Not only a pregnancy must-have, stash in your handbag for cooling down on hot summer days and holidays.

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