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🏥 Is It Safe To Use Fake Tan While Pregnant? 2021

It is generally considered safe to use fake tanning creams and lotions while pregnant, but it is probably best to avoid spray tanning as the effects of inhaling the spray are unknown.

The active ingredient in Fake Tan is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). This is a non-toxic substance that reacts with the cells in the outermost layer of the skin to create a brown pigment (color) called melanoidin. Since the DHA is not believed to go beyond the outer layer of the skin, it is not absorbed by the body and cannot harm your baby.

While there are no known risks to your baby from using fake tans while you are pregnant, there is still a risk that you will be allergic to them. This can happen because the changes in your hormone levels can make your skin more sensitive than normal. When using fake tans, always test the product on a small area of ​​skin first to see if you have any reaction.

Tanning tablets are banned in the UK and should not be used by anyone, including pregnant women. They contain large amounts of beta-carotene or canthaxanthin, which are commonly used as food colors and can be toxic to an unborn child. Other side effects can include hepatitis and damage to the retina (the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye).

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