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Summer Heat and Heavy Legs: How to Regain Lightness

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Summer Heat and Heavy Legs: How to Regain Lightness

As summer approaches, we eagerly anticipate the sunny days, vacations, and moments of relaxation. However, high temperatures can bring a common but often underestimated problem: heavy legs. Why do our legs feel like lead and our feet swell? More importantly, what can we do to combat this feeling and regain that lightness? Let's find out together!

Why do legs and feet feel heavy in summer?

With the arrival of hot weather, blood vessels dilate to help the body dissipate heat. This process, known as vasodilation, can impede the return of blood from the legs to the heart, especially if the veins are not working properly. When blood pools in the legs, it causes feelings of heaviness, swelling, and sometimes pain.

Another common cause of heavy legs is water retention. The heat encourages the body to retain fluids, particularly in the legs, ankles, and feet. This leads to swelling and a sense of heaviness. You can check for this by pressing firmly on the swollen area: if the imprint remains visible for a few seconds, it indicates water retention.

Finally, dehydration is another factor contributing to the heaviness of the legs. During summer, the body loses a lot of water through sweat. Dehydration makes the blood thicker and slows down blood flow, causing blood to pool in the legs and increasing discomfort.

Milanesi Skincare Remedies for Light and Toned Legs

During the hot summer days, combating leg swelling and heaviness requires a combination of refreshing products and daily habits. 

For immediate and long-lasting relief, Milanesi Skincare recommends the new version of the iconic Active Dren Cryo Gel, a gel cream with a refreshing, toning, and draining effect, specifically designed for treating legs, arms, and abdomen. This "cool off" cream is like a revitalizing cold shower in a tube.

What makes this product extremely effective? Menthol, known for its instant freshness, decongests and promotes circulation, fighting water retention. Peppermint oil, with its refreshing and antiseptic properties, soothes itching and irritation, while mandarin oil improves skin tone and combats cellulite. Finally, Aloe Vera juice hydrates and soothes the skin.

Integrating the Active Dren Cryo Gel into your daily routine is simple and can make a big difference!

  • Daily application: use the gel every morning and evening. Gently massage the product into the affected areas, such as legs, arms, and abdomen, until fully absorbed. 
  • Post-workout: after physical activity, applying the gel helps relieve pain and muscle tension, providing a quick sensation of freshness and lightness. 
  • At the office or while traveling: keep the gel handy for quick relief during the day, especially if you spend many hours sitting or standing.

Habits That Will Improve Your Daily Life

In addition to using specific products, it’s important to adopt some healthy daily habits to keep your legs feeling light.

Regular movement is essential. Even a short walk or some stretching exercises can make a difference, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation. Additionally, elevating your legs for 15-20 minutes at the end of the day helps the blood return to the heart, reducing swelling. This simple yet effective practice can make a big difference in keeping your legs light and swelling-free.

Hydration is crucial: drinking plenty of water, at least 2 liters a day, is essential to keep the blood fluid and promote good circulation. Proper hydration helps prevent water retention and keeps the skin elastic and healthy.

Finally, a light massage not only refreshes but also stimulates circulation and reduces water retention. Using the Active Dren Cryo Gel during the massage can enhance its beneficial effects, providing immediate and lasting relief.

Don’t let the heat stop you from enjoying summer to the fullest: try our Active Dren Cryo Gel, and discover how it can transform your summer!

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