Is it safe? Does the tan need to be organic? Will it go into the bloodstream? What if I breathe it in? There are a lot of questions surrounding spray tanning while pregnant. We understand, your precious bub is priority - you'd love a coat of sun-kissed glow, but only if it's okay for baby.
Firstly, it's a personal choice, and if there is anything that you're unsure abut during your pregnancy, you should always chat with your obstetrician. Today, we'll give you some facts on spray tanning while you're pregnant to help you make an informed decision.
This comes up often. The fundamental rule for spray tanning (pregnant or not) is that you shouldn't inhale overspray mist. Spray tanning is safe and fine for everyone when it's used the way it is intended - this means, when it is sprayed onto the skin. Organic or not, we should be avoiding inhaling any spray tan.
This is the point I stress to pregnant women. Ask your spray tanner if they are spray tanning in front of a high grade extraction screen. They're normally the noisy fans you stand in front of during your tan. Those fans are doing great things, by removing any airborne vapours so that you're breathing in air, not spray tan.
Look for a salon that uses extraction. Tents are brilliant, handy, portable! We love them at Tuscan Tan because it means you can tan anywhere. The negative to a tent is that they don't provide extraction. So if you're pregnant, I'd give this one a miss and opt for a tan with extraction.
Being that self tan products are topical, go for it. They go on, the come off. Of course, this is a personal choice and we always advise you check with your doctor. Personally, I loved a great coat of self tan while I was pregnant - it gave me a pep up when I needed it!
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Tanning Drops are our favourite product in the new Tuscan Tan collection.
They're different to anything you will have ever used. These drops will change the way you tan.
They will transform your favourite face or body moisturiser, serum or oil into a bespoke self tanner.
These concentrated self tan drops are something to be excited about. They can be blended into your skincare routine and allow you to add self tanning seamlessly, without taking your away from the quality of the skin care regime you follow to treat your skin care needs.
Skin and hair are part of the same family. They should be treated equally. It's no secret that spray tans and self applied tans can lose their quality if not maintained correctly. They can change colour, fade unevenly, and appear 'cracked' and patchy. This is from low quality tans or the wrong maintenance at home.
To maintain the quality of your spray tan or self applied tan for the whole time you're wearing it, there are two main rules you need to follow; 'quality of the tanning product' and 'balanced maintenance'.