thread: Pregnancy & Fake Tan/Spray Tans

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    katie111 Guest

    Pregnancy & Fake Tan/Spray Tans

    I was wondering if anyone knows whether it's safe to have a spray tan or apply fake tan when you're pregnant? I'm 5 wks.

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    Registered User

    May 2005

    i don't think there is a problem with it - maybe you could ask you chemist, they might have a better idea. or even ring one of the info lines that products usually carry on the back.

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    Registered User

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW

    if it the ones you get at the beauty salon, they will probably be able to tell you. it should be fine, as long as it doesnt make you feel sick if you have MS!!


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    Registered User

    Feb 2005

    I was just wonering the exact same thing last night! I don't see how it could be a problem ~ I hope not

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    Mar 2004

    some people find that thier skin is more sensitive when they are pregnant so it might be worth doing a test patch somewhere unobtrusive just to check that you won't have a reaction (even if you have used the product before).

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    katie111 Guest

    Hmmm, I hadn't thought about my skin being sensitvie or the smell (thankfully I don't have MS yet). What about the chemicals in the fake tan though? Aren't they bad for the baby, particularly at the stage I'm at - 5 wks. And if that's the case, what about body moisturisers. Where do you draw the line??? You can probably tell, this is my first!

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    Registered User

    Feb 2005
    Happy Valley, Adelaide

    Katie - I went through the same thing worrying about body lotion, hair dye, even shampoos! Some people will tell you to avoid anything with petrochemicals, which doesn't leave much in the way of skin or hair care, but others will say whatever you usually use is fine. In the end I did get my hair dyed and kept using my usual products, and my baby is slightly larger than normal for my stage, so I guess there's no worries! My philosophy is that if my body doesn't have a bad reaction to it then neither should the baby. I would be worried though if you had extra sensistive skin or sense of smell at the moment, just as this could cause you discomfort.

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    Registered User

    May 2004

    I was told that they are fine to use, its just the actual solariums that are a big no no.