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The arrival of summer and high temperatures dramatically increase the feeling of swelling of the legs, ankles and feet. Heat is in fact one of the main factors that affect the microcirculation, causing that annoying feeling of heaviness of the lower limbs and of general fatigue.

Let’s see together the main causes of this problem!

The swelling of the legs as well as by the summer heat, can also be caused by:

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Wrong diet
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Overweight 
  • Menstruation 
  • Poor hydration
  • Posture
  • Pregnancy
  • High heels 

All these factors can determine the dilation of blood vessels, the slowing of circulation and the blood stagnation. Problems that result in swelling, fatigue, difficulty in movement and soreness.

Fortunately, these problems can be kept under control thanks to a series of measures that allow you to reactivate blood circulation, restoring the proper functioning of the microcirculation and giving you a pleasant feeling of freshness and lightness.

First of all, the main advice is to improve your lifestyle, trying to reduce smoking, increase the frequency of physical activity, drink a lot of water and improve your diet, increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables, especially during summer. In addition, beauty treatments can be a great support: say yes to pressotherapy sessions, lymphatic drainage massages and treatments specific for the reactivation of circulation such as mud therapy.

And when the heat overwhelms you, even the DIY treatments can support you in this battle: cold-effect creams, refreshing bandages, mint and panthenol based gel will become your best allies, ideals to fight swelling and fatigue and to restore vitality, energy, tone and a compact appearance to the legs.

Arco Cosmetici with its FIRM line by Dr Kraut Milano has got the right solution: a whole line dedicated to the treatment of swollen and heavy legs, ideal for all those who want light, firm and toned legs and suitable for those suffering from capillary fragility too.

Which is the best leg-routine by Dr Kraut Milano?

At the end of a stressful day that has put your legs to the test, enjoy a moment of relax and follow the following steps in order to obtain lightened, refreshed and firmed legs:

  • Firming Bandages Gel Cold Effect: apply the gel on the whole leg and massage with circular movements always proceeding from the bottom to the top;
  • Bandages Cold Effect: after applying the gel, enhances the cold effect with bandages, applying them making a spiral wrap starting from the ankles and climbing up to the buttocks. Leave on for 30 to 50 minutes and remove them.
  • Firming cream: after removing the bandages apply the cream from the bottom to the top, massaging until completely absorbed.

And now, you just have to choose the best weapons to face the summer 2022 and say goodbye to swollen ankles and heavy legs. Fatigue will be just an old memory and you will be ready to enjoy the most beautiful season of the year!