Self tanners while pregnant
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I’m six months pregnant and about to embark on a tropical holiday. I’m really pale, and I don’t want to be self-conscious about my growing belly or pasty skin! Is it safe to use a self-tanner while pregnant? – Lisa is a woman who has a
While there is no evidence that self-tanners are harmful, few research on their effects on a fetus have been conducted. So, before you go out and buy a “tan in a bottle,” consult your doctor. Bronzer may be used as an alternative to self-tanner on the face, hands, shoulders, and chest.
One thing is certain: applying self-tanner is much better than sitting out in the sun and risking being overheated. Overheating can increase the risk of birth defects, such as neural tube defects, in the first trimester and dehydration later in the pregnancy, and ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause skin cancer.
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If you’re not feeling especially desirable during your pregnancy, the sight of sun-kissed skin could improve your self-esteem. The good news is that self-tanning lotions, creams, and foams contain no harmful ingredients, so they’re safe to use during pregnancy. These products are essentially dyes that remain on your skin’s surface and won’t affect your unborn child. Also, self-tanners have vastly improved in recent years, so you won’t end up looking like a character from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Spray tans, on the other hand, should be avoided because the aerosol emissions can be toxic to the lungs if inhaled. They could even get into your bloodstream, which means they might damage your unborn child.
However, there are some questions for both you and your baby when it comes to tanning beds.
The risks of tanning beds are the same as those of the sun: UV radiation, which causes skin cancer, is emitted by them. Don’t believe someone who tells you that tanning booths aren’t harmful to your wellbeing because they only emit UVA rays. According to one report, going to a tanning booth 10 times a year increases the risk of contracting melanoma, one of the deadliest cancers. Melanoma is the only cancer that can spread to the placenta, which can be fatal for both you and your child. In addition, lying in a tanning bed can boost your body temperature to dangerous levels for your baby, especially during your first trimester. It’s been linked to spinal malformations in developing babies to have an elevated body temperature during pregnancy – that is, above 102 degrees F, which may happen in a tanning bed, hot tub, or sauna. Then there’s the risk of restricting blood flow to your heart, and thus to your infant, if you lie on your back for too long. (You’ll feel lightheaded if anything happens.) Finally, there is one more disadvantage to tanning: Pregnant women with sensitive skin who are exposed to UV rays – whether from tanning beds or the sun – may be more susceptible to chloasma, the dark splotches that may develop on the face and arms during pregnancy.
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Melanoidin, a brown pigment, is produced as a result of a chemical reaction within these dead cells. Some fake tans often contain erythrulose, a material that acts in the same way as DHA.
When used as a mousse, cream, or wipe, DHA and erythrulose will not hurt your infant. DHA and erythrulose do not penetrate past the top cell layer when rubbed into the skin. This suggests that they are not consumed by the body. The false tan disappears as the skin renews itself and loses its cells.
To be healthy when pregnant, avoid tanning booths and stick to artificial tans that can be applied by rubbing rather than spraying. If you do plan to use a spray at home, make sure the area is well ventilated. Use barrier cream or petroleum jelly to shield your eyes and lips as well.
It’s also worth noting that fake tans can cause allergic reactions in some people. While you may not have previously had a reaction to fake tan, your skin may become more responsive during pregnancy. This is due to the fact that your hormone levels change during pregnancy. And if you used the product before becoming pregnant, do a small patch test to see if you are allergic to the ingredients.
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When you’re expecting a child, it’s normal to be extra careful. Changes in your daily routine and a growing list of do’s and don’ts are outpacing your baby bump. However, just because you’re expecting doesn’t mean you can’t get a flawless tan.
From trimester one to bub’s birthday, the perfect way to remain golden is to use a lotion or mousse kind of self-tanner. DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), a sugar-based compound that interacts with the top layers of your skin to change its color, is the active ingredient in fake tanners. It doesn’t get through these layers of skin, so there’s no way for the substance to get into your bloodstream.
To prevent inhaling DHA, a lotion or mousse formula is recommended. Spray formulations should be avoided.
Our Self Tanning Mousse is made entirely of natural DHA, making it the safest choice for pregnant BB babes looking for a bronzed fake tan during their pregnancy.
Your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy, including hormonal changes. Since these changes can make your skin more sensitive, it’s important to do a spot test before using something, even if it’s a holy grail product you’ve used before. Our Self Tanning Mousse is made with skin-loving ingredients that are soft enough to use all over your body, and there’s no fake tan scent to confuse you and drive you scrambling for the nearest bucket.