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#1 SophieBear

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

This may or may not be a stupid question.

I want to get a full body spray tan next week. I am white and have lots of veins appearing and think having a tan may make me feel a little better about myself (I've been a little down in the dumps about my appearance lately).

I am nearly 21 weeks and obviously wouldn't consider it if it was dangerous for the baby.

So WDYT? Do you think a salon spray tan would be safe while pregnant?

#2 caitlin90

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

I have been wondering this aswell, before I was pregnant I got regular spray tans then when I found out I stopped. There is a company over East than specialise in natural fake tanning products maybe check them out.

#3 SophieBear

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

I'm in Adelaide, is that where that company is?

Worst case is I have to tan myself with self tanner but it never looks the same!

#4 BJBubbles

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

My OB said that 1 or 2 while pregnant is OK, but that she would prefer her patients not use spray on ans, self tanning creams/lotions or solarium's while pregnant.  A small amount of fake tan on the legs during summer is OK.

So from that, I wouldn't have a full body tan at all.  Maybe just get a nice natural self-tan product and put it on your legs if you really need to.

If you're feeling down about yourself - why not splurge and go and get your hair/makeup done, get a mani/pedi or a nice facial or some other spa treatment?

xox

#5 Donuts08

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

find out if any natural products used as im pretty sure some are not bad for you pregnant people do the spray tans so honestly dont think there would be a problem.

#6 HRH Countrymel

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

Parisian essence!

Brown as a berry and tasty too...

#7 SophieBear

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE (BJBubbles @ 07/12/2012, 04:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you're feeling down about yourself - why not splurge and go and get your hair/makeup done, get a mani/pedi or a nice facial or some other spa treatment?



I'm getting my makeup done and getting a mani original.gif

Thanks, I am feeling uncomfortable and whoever said you glow and hair looks good during pregnancy either lied or my body didn't get the memo, I'm blotchy, pimply and my hair is dry and lifeless. But baby is completely worth it.

I might just use a shimmer instead? I have freckly skin and used to have spray tans to under emphasise them and no freckles on my legs so they look lily white compared to them. If I was white all over I wouldn't care!

I don't want to wear stockings, because they're hot and restricting and I'm wearing open toed (small heeled) shoes.

#8 BJBubbles

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

QUOTE (SophieBeagle @ 07/12/2012, 05:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm getting my makeup done and getting a mani original.gif

Thanks, I am feeling uncomfortable and whoever said you glow and hair looks good during pregnancy either lied or my body didn't get the memo, I'm blotchy, pimply and my hair is dry and lifeless. But baby is completely worth it.

I might just use a shimmer instead? I have freckly skin and used to have spray tans to under emphasise them and no freckles on my legs so they look lily white compared to them. If I was white all over I wouldn't care!

I don't want to wear stockings, because they're hot and restricting and I'm wearing open toed (small heeled) shoes.



Oh I know hey????!!! I think it took until about 25 weeks for my skin to mostly clear up - although I still get break outs!  It is worth it though....

I think a nice shimmery bronzer across your décolletage and a little on your arms and legs would have a much nicer effect than a spray tan anyway  :-)

My other concern with a spray tan would be the smell!  I was getting my nails done today and when they even opened the door to the spray tan room it made me gag. Can't image standing in there and having the stuff sprayed on me!

#9 caitlin90

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

www.ecotan.com.au  original.gif

#10 midstudentcatie

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

There's a place at Unley called Belli Bliss that specialise in beauty treatments for pregnant women, they do spray tans original.gif

#11 JaneLane

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

I think the odd few spray tans would be OK.  I also have very pale skin and freckles only on my face and arms. I have never had a spray tan but do use a tanning lotion once or twice a week which I still used during both pregnancies.  Luckily my skin was fine but geez I lost a lot of hair while pregnant with both kids.  It went from long and very very thick to now long but thin unfortunately.

#12 SophieBear

Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE (caitlin90 @ 07/12/2012, 05:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Thank original.gif They don't list Adelaide? So I think I'd have to order it.

QUOTE (midstudentcatie @ 07/12/2012, 05:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's a place at Unley called Belli Bliss that specialise in beauty treatments for pregnant women, they do spray tans original.gif


Thanks!! I hadn't heard of Belli Bliss. I think I'll book a massage.

BJ Bubbles - I am praying for the day my bacne (back acne) leaves me! I haven't ever had acne problems until now!

Thanks for your help original.gif original.gif

#13 midstudentcatie

Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

I have shocking bacne at the moment as well - great timing hey, just in time for beach and pool weather  glare.gif

#14 Guest_Waiting ..._*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

I have had a few spray tans throughout and they use "Naked Tan" for me which is an organic spray. I considered wearing a mask over my mouth to stop ingesting the majority of the spray until it was time for my face but was too embarrassed to suggest it, haha  biggrin.gif  






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