(Closed) Spray tan while pregnant

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Some of those fumes and chemicals that are emitted during the spray tan process make me gag a bit even when I’m NOT pregnant.

 

I couldn’t even imagine trying to go through the process being pregnant.

 

Also….not sure of the safeness element of the chemicals used.  Some of them could be sketchy…I guess I like to err on the side of caution and would probably just avoid that one for the sake of the baby…

Post # 4
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5405 posts
Bee Keeper

@JaneyDcat:  I agree. Not something I would ever do. The chemicals in faux tanners are pretty bad for non pregnant adults. 

Post # 6
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1572 posts
Bumble bee

Pale is the new tan! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Jayhawkmama:  I think it’s a good idea to wait until you’re in your second tri. You’ve passed he vulnerable time. At least that’s what I did regarding these contradictory issues such as self tanners and hair colour. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I quit getting those spray tans even before pregnancy after reading some articles like this.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Jayhawkmama:  Go to a salon that does Norvell spray tanning. It’s the most realistc shade I’ve found and it’s a food grade product approved by the FDA so it’s completely safe!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Jayhawkmama:  I used to be a hard core self tanning addict, but after becoming pregnant I was worried about the chemicals used in the lotions (even in the gradual ones).

I researched it and found this awesome stuff at Sephora – it’s called Perfekt matte body perfection gel (in the tan color) and its amazing!! I’ve been using it throughout my pregnancy. It has no fragrance, talc, and it is completely paraben free. Oh and no DHA because its not a self tanner. It does come off in the shower when you exfoliate, but I’ve found that it doesn’t transfer onto clothes, or transfer when you sweat or anything.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Blondee:  I second this! Sephora has really wonderful products if you’re willing to splurge a little- it’s totally worth it though as many of them last forever- unlike over the counter makeup and skin care items. 

I think spray tanning has more to do with the fumes and chemicals during pregnancy than anything else. Also why most doctors recommend if you color your hair to do it somewhere with good ventilation and perhaps wait until the 2nd trimester. 

I use self-tanners year round and have switched to a lotion, gradual tan instead of my old spray can to avoid inhaling the fumes. My doctor gave me the ok for this, def. bring it up to your doctor if you’re worried! My doctor said on the whole acne meds (over the counter) and self-tanner creams really won’t do anything to the baby. If you want to play it super safe though, it’s best not to (for anything). Sometimes you just need that extra makeup or a little self tanner for your body image. I know I do! Just do a little investigating before you decide on a brand/kind first. And check with your doctor because I am just a mama- not a doctor. ๐Ÿ˜› I just know my doctor said it was okay. 

Regarding Sephora- St. Tropez’s bronzing formula is my fav! Little to no fragrance and instant color- something that will wash off but also not transfer onto clothes making it overall absorb less into your skin. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I understand how you’re feeling as I used to love gettin my spray tans when I felt a bit pale, but I would advise you to hold off..the chemicals will absorb into your skin and some will get to the baby, so it’s best to be as natural as possible all round and avoid as many chemicals as you can in pregnancy both beauty wise and household cleaning product wise x

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Jayhawkmama:  I just cancelled my spray tan package after 2 years of using it. It’s so poorly ventilated and there just doesn’t seem to be a lot of research on how much of it goes into your blood stream and if it’s safe to breathe it in non-pregnant, let alone pregnant. I’m too paranoid, so I just gave it up, for at least the first trimester, when baby is in the most vulnerable stage. I may go back to spraying in the 2nd or 3rd, but I’m not sure. I’ll just be pasty til then. =/ lol

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I saw a thing on pinterest and tried it with some luck pre-pregnancy. It’s a tanning spray that all natural made of black tea (I combined mine with witch hazel). I remember it provided good color but it wasn’t permanent by any means. Still- all natural and tons of antioxidents for your skin to boot. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Jayhawkmama:  Althought not pregnant, I had an “organic” spray tan done that contained no chemicals but beet juice and such.  It looked really natural to boot and was $50 hand sprayed- which is a bit much for a week of being tan IMO.

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