We all aspire to have that healthy pregnancy glow – or just that glow in general – but it’s not always a natural occurrence. And while there are ways to ensure your skin is always radiant, being pregnant means you might not be able to get a spray tan in the way that you used to.

Is spray tanning while pregnant ok?

While getting into a tanning booth or breathing in the chemicals from a spray tan might not be the best option to get the results you desire, self-tanners that aren’t in aerosols are generally considered to be completely safe and will keep the baby safe from harm, all while giving you that sun-kissed glow you desire.

What to look for when choosing self-tan

Something that is key when you’re looking for the perfect pregnancy-safe self-tanner is to make sure you’re checking the ingredient list for any nasties that might be lurking in the formula. For the best results, finding a self-tanner that is paraben-free is the safest option – as well as avoiding getting it in the eyes or the mouth.

And of course, if you have any concerns – or just want a second opinion, speaking to your doctor is always a good idea.

Other than that – all the usual self-tanning rules apply. Remember to use a gentle exfoliant beforehand and avoid getting too much product on the knees, ankles, and elbows as they naturally absorb more product. Using a self-tan mitt is the best way to ensure you’re distributing product evenly and not getting too much on your hands that you’ll regret later. Make sure you’re giving your skin time to dry and room to breathe, and try to do it at a time where you can sit back and relax to ensure everything is locked and ready for the perfect sun-kissed glow.

Being pregnant doesn’t mean having to give up on any of your beauty routines, self-tan included. In fact, being pregnant gives you another excuse to make sure you’re looking after yourself and performing regular acts of self-care, whatever they might look like for you! So don’t be afraid of getting the self-tanner out so you can continue to live your best, beautifully-tanned life.

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