Self tanners

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Self tanners

So I'm a self-admitted-at-home-tanner-junkie and now I'm feeling a bit guilty. My nurse practioner (who I'm not a big fan of) made me feel bad cause of all the ingredients in the tanners. Anyone know of any more natural solutions? Does Whole Foods carry one? I can stay away from the spray tans until I have the baby but not sure I can hold off on the self tanners!! :eek:

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interesting...i didn't know self-tanners were on the no-no list! i don't use them, but i did get a spray tan at a salon when i was about 20 weeks pregnant with DS. i had to go to a formal event for DH's work and thought a slight tan might make me feel like less of a whale. Smile checked with my doctor and she said it was fine, especially since it was a one-time thing. (she said they just don't worry about such a small exposure but might worry if it was my job to spray-tan people all day or something.) i have heard tanning beds can be bad, but those are just bad for you in general, pregnant or not!

i hope you find a more natural solution or get some better answers about whether the lotions are really dangerous. i was scolded recently by a friend for continuing to use my usual facial cleansers and lotions because the ingredients can be bad for baby...i had no idea! being pregnant is such a guessing game. i don't smoke, drink, or use drugs, so aren't i doing a pretty good job? :rolleyes:

Joined: 07/03/11
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Just an FYI - Whole Foods carries a couple! Biggrin

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"waitingimpatiently614" wrote:

being pregnant is such a guessing game. i don't smoke, drink, or use drugs, so aren't i doing a pretty good job? :rolleyes:

THIS! I looked like such crap my first pg because I was scared to dye my roots. It seems like everything is a no no!