Combat water retention

If you have swollen hands, swollen feet or a bloated stomach, or if you have heavy legs, you’re probably suffering from water retention. Don't panic – most women face this problem at one time or another. Here are some tips for dealing with it.

What causes water retention?

Some factors contribute to water retention:

  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Warm environments
  • A salt-heavy diet
  • Some medications
  • Poor blood circulation

How to combat water retention

There are many ways to combat water retention:

  • Drink a lot of water (at least 2 litres per day)
  • Reduce your salt consumption
  • Exercise at least three times a week
  • Try not to cross your legs too often
  • Put a pillow under your legs at night to keep them elevated
  • Apply a cream or gel that stimulates blood circulation before going to bed

How to soothe heavy legs

Avoid taking overly hot baths and stimulate the blood circulation in your legs at night by applying a cream designed to relieve heavy legs. Apply this product before going to bed, lightly massaging it in from your calf to your thigh.

We like:

  • Bleu Lavande Intense Gel
    Created with cyprus, juniper, mint and lavender extracts, this gel provides a wonderful cooling boost, while stimulating blood circulation. Invigorating.
  •  Jean D'Estrées Anti-Water Express Balm
    A slimming gel used for reducing water retention, with entirely natural active ingredients. Paraben-free. To be used after a long day.
Intense Gel, 50 ml
Bleu Lavande

Intense Gel, 50 ml

Relaxes muscle pains and stiffness. Sensation of heat combined to cold. Ideal for massaging.

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Combat water retention

If you have swollen hands, swollen feet or a bloated stomach, or if you have heavy legs, you’re probably suffering from water retention. Don't panic – most women face this problem at one time or another. Here are some tips for dealing with it.
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