Is it safe to self-tan whilst pregnant?

When you're pregnant, your skin can change in all sorts of unprecedented ways. It's no wonder that many mums-to-be want to give their skin a little boost with a bit of self-tan, but is it safe to use when you're pregnant? As there's a lot of conflicting information out there on the internet, our experts at Fresh Indulgence have created this blog post in an attempt to answer this question.

Self-tanners don't contain harsh chemicals

There are no harmful chemicals in self-tanning products that would be able to pass through the placenta and harm the developing baby. The active ingredient in self-tanning products is dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which is a sugar molecule that reacts with the amino acids in the dead cells on the surface of the skin to create a brown colour. This reaction is completely safe and cannot cause any harm to either you or your baby.

It’s a safer alternative to the sun’s UV rays

When you're pregnant, it's important to be extra careful about the products you use and the activities you do. This is because your body is going through so many changes and your skin can become more sensitive. However, this doesn't mean that you have to miss out on all the fun! Self-tanning is a great way to get a bit of colour without having to expose yourself to the sun’s harmful UV rays.

With a self-tanner, you have complete control over how dark or light you want your tan to be. This means that you can avoid any potential risks associated with over-exposure to the sun.

Self-tan can hydrate and nourish the skin

Many self-tanning products now contain ingredients that help to hydrate and nourish the skin. This can be beneficial for both you and your baby because it helps to keep the skin healthy and free from problems such as stretch marks. This can boost your confidence and make you feel more comfortable in your own skin during pregnancy when you might be feeling self-conscious about your changing body.

For more information, contact a member of our team at Fresh Indulgence today.

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