Summer Always Feels Hotter When You’re Pregnant—Shop 13 Products to Help You Beat the Heat

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The wall of cold air enveloped me in sweet relief as soon as I walked through the doors. I didn’t care that I was entering a house owned by people I didn’t know very well. Outside, it was over 90 degrees, I was nearly seven months pregnant, and the house had the cool, crisp breeze of central A/C—even if it did smell a little like old people.

It was a hot day in July a few years back, and an old family friend had generously offered their guest bedroom because the stifling heat was making me feel sick at the non-air-conditioned cottage where my husband and I were staying.

Why does summer always feel so much hotter when we’re pregnant? Belly sweat, boob sweat, and chafing arms or thighs all seem exacerbated when you’re housing another human inside you. With the summer heat in full swing, we wanted to round up some editor favorites to help keep you cool if you’re pregnant this summercheck out our picks below. 

Editor’s Note: Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding product use while pregnant.

Ulta Beauty

Megababe Cucumber Mint Shower Sheets

Gently wipe across skin or underarms for a quick cleanse with the cooling effect of mint.

Target

e.l.f. Shine Eraser Blotting Sheets

Dry forehead drips or above the lip sweats away with these blotting sheets. Just $2 for 30 sheets.

Target

Megababe Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick

Apply it between your legs or anywhere you chafe like a deodorant, and it lasts for hours.

Black Girl Sunscreen

Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30

Sunscreen is a must always, and on hot, sunny days, a good sunscreen (reapplied often) does the hard work of keeping your skin protected. This one includes sunflower oil to protect from irritation due to sun exposure, and it blends well on all skin tones.

Target

The Honey Pot Sensitive Feminine Wipes

Feel like you need a little freshen up between the legs? These wipes for sensitive skin are infused with plant-based ingredients.

Sephora

Supergoop! Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist

A mix between a sunscreen, facial mist, and makeup setting spray, you get the best of all three with this product.

Target

Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Facial Wipes

At the end of a long, hot day, washing your face sometimes just seems like too much (at the end of your pregnancy, it's basically the equivalent of a HIIT workout). These wipes can clean and refresh your face without you having to break a sweat bending over the bathroom sink. Pro tip: keep them in the fridge for an extra soothing way to get ready for bed.

Target

Megababe Bust Dust Anti-Breast-Sweat Spray

Summer boob sweat was bad enough—add pregnancy breasts, and you might need a little extra drying action. This spray acts like a good-for-you baby powder to wick up sweat that's already there and keep you dry for hours.

Amazon

Mini Cell Phone Fan

Plug it into your phone for an on-the-go cool down. Our contributing editor Jaclyn took this with her everywhere when she was pregnant last summer.

Target

Facial Ice Roller

Store in your freezer and reap the cooling and skincare benefits for under $10.

Amazon

Mini Stroller Fan

A multi-purpose find and an editor favorite, take this everywhere with you now and add to the stroller once the baby is born.

Amazon

YETI Insulated Tumbler

Stay hydrated all day with an ice cold beverage in a giant insulated tumbler.

Home Depot

Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioner

Yes, this is the biggest ticket item on this list, but nothing beats A/C in the oppressive heat of summer. If you're living without air conditioning, this portable option cools up to 450 square feet.

 

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