Spray Tan

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Anderson8, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Anderson8

    Anderson8 Well-Known Member

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    has anyone had a spray tan done? ive read up online and i know that fake tan is alright, but they say to spray tan is questionable due to the inhalation of it, im going to a wedding next week and im as they say scotch blue in colour.
    Has anyone had one done? i was thinking of wearing a face mask.
    BTW im 13 + 5
     
  2. LittlePeople

    LittlePeople Pregnant :)

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    I'm wondering the exact same thing actually...So I'm going to stalk :haha: :flower:
     
  3. faun

    faun Mum to 2 boys and 1 girl

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    No idea but i'm going to a wedding at the end of Feb and was planning on getting one for it will ask my beautician and get back to you.
     
  4. Anderson8

    Anderson8 Well-Known Member

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    thanks. i can just do fake tan myself but i loved the way my skin looked on my wedding day after my spray tan!
     
  5. BabyBoyle

    BabyBoyle TTCAL of 2nd angel xx

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    im a beauty therapist, and qualified St Tropez therapist..

    spray tans are FINE.

    They have well ventilated rooms and extractor fans so you don't inhale the tan, however, its fine, they wouldnt use it if it was toxic.

    If you are concerned, go for the manual application, which has full body exfoliation, moisturise and rub on tan (and tbh it lasts about 3 days LONGER)

    :) xxx
     
  6. Anderson8

    Anderson8 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the advice. i can finally have that pregnancy "glow"!
     
  7. XJessicaX

    XJessicaX mum to two girls!

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    I think covering your skin with chemicals just for something that is purely cosmetic is never a good idea during pregnancy. Just my opinion though.
     
  8. Jess812

    Jess812 Jacob & Connor <3

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    im sure the room will be ventilated well due to people having asthma etc. if worried ask them?
     
  9. BabyBoyle

    BabyBoyle TTCAL of 2nd angel xx

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    re: St tropez - its "in my opinion" safer than other tans as the guide colour is vegetable dye, so its not going to harm you or the baby. the chemical that actually develops the tan, doesnt get into the skin deep enough to enter the bloodstream, as the molecular size is not small enough.


    from St Tropez:



    "Can St. Tropez be used during pregnancy?
    Yes, our main tanning agent is dihydroxyacetone, which has no known toxicity. St. Tropez only works upon the uppermost layers of the skin and cannot get into the bloodstream from normal application. However, be aware that hormonal changes during pregnancy (especially during the first 3 months) may affect the development of the tan. Do not apply to the breast area if breastfeeding."

    Just be aware if you develop or have any areas of pigmentation or line on the tummy then it will appear darker with the tan.

    If you have stretch marks though i find it tends to even the skin out a bit more xx
     
  10. Katie Tattie

    Katie Tattie Well-Known Member

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    Spray tans are fine during pregnancy as are manual tans. The chemicals that create desired tan effect only penetrate into the dead layers of the skin, the only products that can enter the blood stream and penetrate the skin are nicotine, certain drug patches and a very small amount of certain essential oils.

    If we actually absorbed tan into our bodies I think there would be pretty damning evidence of it by now as the majority of women that I know use it and it has been around for nearly 20 years.

    As for breathing it in you'll be provide with a mask and I reckon would breath in my chemicals and toxins driving into a city. Have your tan and feel good!
     
  11. shiner

    shiner Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't even use hand lotion that isn't specifically marketed for pregnancy. No chemicals is always the best choice unless they are needed for health reasons. Spray on/ lotion tans are very very loosely regulated, so who knows what is actually in them. It would probably turn out fine...but if you don't use it it will CERTAINLY turn out fine. Thats always been my thought on headache meds, cold meds, acne wash, lotion, pretty much anything. If you don't NEED it, avoid it.
     
  12. stucknthecity

    stucknthecity Pregnant with # 1 !

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    Hopefully it is different where you are then over here but last month when a friend of mine got married her older sister tried to go to one of those chain tanning salons and they refused her service! She was willing to pay the $60 for the spray on *Mistik* tan that develops naturally with your pigment over the next 24 hours after the session but they would not do it! She had to find a private salon and pay $145 for a lady to use a spray gun on her with the stuff that turns you brown/orange instantly. She was warned that since she is pregnant her skin might react differently to the dye but the only place noticeable that did react was her lower back and thighs. Last month she was just 6 months pregnant so people could obviously see that. Funny thing about those chain tanning salons though is that they will not let you cancel your contract even if you become pregnant! Hence my legal battle with them right now!
     
  13. mum2millsxx

    mum2millsxx Mother of 2 preg with no3

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    Have your tan and dont feel guilty about it.. Il be having one for my friends wedding in May Il be 7 months pregnant then.. at the end of the day if there is no proof that it hurts the baby then I cant see the problem? We can find something forever and a day to pick up on when pregnant dont do this dont do that.. Just because were pregnant doesnt mean we cant pamper ourselves occasionally and want to look good xx
     
  14. shiner

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    Also, it is absolutely incorrect that the skin does not absorb these chemicals and they only affect dead cells. The skin is VERY permeable.

    I haven't touched makeup since I got my positive.
    Body absorbs 5lb of make-up chemicals a year
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1555173/Body-absorbs-5lb-of-make-up-chemicals-a-year.html

    US CDC article on absorbtion of chemicals though skin (note the #2 occupation at risk is cosmotology):
    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/skin/

    US OSHA site on dermal exposure to chemicals:
    https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/dermalexposure/index.html

    Most of these chemicals are probably fine but NONE of them have actually been tested for harmful effects on a developing fetus. I personally would not take the risk when the benefit is only cosmetic. Just because there is no "proof" that something is bad doesn't make it good. It just means that no one signed up their baby to be the one that it was tested on.
     
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    mons75 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Have you got any recommendations for moisturizers etc that you use?
    Thanks!!:flower:
     
  16. Anderson8

    Anderson8 Well-Known Member

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    ive done a wee fake tan at home tonight which has made me feel a bit better.
    according to the NHS the body doesnt absorb it
    https://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/955.aspx?CategoryID=54&SubCategoryID=131

    Shiner i think perhaps there are different chemicals etc in make which makes the body absorb them. otherwise id have to stop wearing deoderant etc

    ill do some fake tan at home over the next week and see how i get on before commiting to a spray tan.
    Thanks for all the replies
     
  17. stucknthecity

    stucknthecity Pregnant with # 1 !

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    I think we all get that you don't agree with using anything that has not been clinically proven to be safe for a fetus but you don't have to ram the point home repeatedly and in such a rude tone. We all gave our opinions to what the OP asked. Opinions are just that, nothing more nothing less.
     
  18. excitedgal

    excitedgal Pregnant with #2

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    I had one done at 16 weeks for my wedding and it was fine the room was well ventilated and it was great. Gave me a much needed pick me up!
     
  19. shiner

    shiner Well-Known Member

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    There was no rude tone and no ramming. The facts were stated, take them or leave them. I am stating that I don't and wouldn't recommend it.

    No, deoderant is not necessarily safe either. I spent a lot of time picking one. There is nothing added to chemicals that make them absorb. Any that are fat or liquid soluable will pass through the epidermus to some degree.

    The NHS site addresses only one ingredient of these lotions. I picked one at random (L'oreal) and these are the ingredients:
    Water, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol, Dihydroxyacetone, Alcohol Denatured, Sodium Chloride, Caramel, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance (Parfum), C12 15 Alkyl Lactate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake (CI 15985), Red 33

    Some of the red flag ingredients:
    Dipropylene Glycol: https://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/r/re...ipropylene_glycol_monomethyl_ether/basics.htm
    Propylene Glycol:
    https://www.livestrong.com/article/234677-propylene-glycol-side-effects/
    PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone
    https://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=704703
     
  20. Ember

    Ember Pregnant - 3rd Trimester

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    Almost every commercial cosmetic product has carcinogens in it, like Propylene Glycol and the others mentioned. The aluminum in deodorant is also a carcinogen when absorbed into the skin, which is why organic deodorants advertise that they contain no aluminum.

    Personally, I wouldn't do any kind of fake or spray tanning while pregnant, but I don't necessarily avoid everything that has chemicals in it either. I would if I could afford to buy everything organic, but I'm sadly not made of money. I avoid things that are unnecessary and I try to use the absolute minimum of things that are necessary. Once in a while I will wear makeup (I've worn it maybe 4 times since getting pregnant), but I do feel a bit guilty for it.

    For the person that asked about a recommendation, I know you weren't asking me but thought I would share my opinion. I would recommend 100% pure aloe vera gel as a moisturizer. The kind that has no perfumes or dyes. It's like $4 for a big bottle of it at Walmart. I use it all over after a shower and it has really helped my dry, itchy, flaky pregnancy skin. It's especially good for preventing rashes from shaving my lady bits, too. And in the summer it's great for soothing a sunburn. I keep mine in the fridge during the summer and it's super refreshing!
     

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