Spray Tans During Pregnancy

Morning sickness, nausea and exhaustion is bound to bring you down.

Tanning during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy is safe because the active ingredient in tanning solution (DHA) is non-toxic. DHA is a colourless sugar that darkens the upper layer of the skin by interacting with the proteins and amino acids on the epidermis. It isn’t absorbed further into the skin so it won’t harm your baby.

Getting a spray tan is easier than applying a self tan, especially during the later stages of pregnancy when it becomes trickier to manoeuvre and apply the product to all areas of the body.

As a professional, I would advise that you don’t use tanning products during the first trimester of your pregnancy because hormone changes can make the skin more sensitive than usual. This common precaution is true for all sorts of other beauty products that are applied to the skin too and isn’t an unusual practice.

For extra protection opt for a quick patch test on an inconspicuous area of the body, such as behind the ear, to check for any sensitivities or allergies that have arisen due to a fluctuation of pregnancy hormones. If everything seems fine, go ahead and tan up!

Thanks for reading.

Danielle xxx

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