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ok to have spray tan when preggers

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user1460551377 Mon 18-Apr-16 15:35:25

I'm 5 months pregnant and have been feeling really ropey so far
Can I use a spray tan? Could do with a wee boost right now......!

Mslg Mon 18-Apr-16 15:43:11

This has been asked quite a lot lately and the general consensus is no to spray tanning because of the risk of possibly inhaling of the fumes. NHS guidance is to not spray tan as well. Self tanning with a cream/foam and a mit is fine though.

kiki22 Mon 18-Apr-16 22:10:24

I would spray tan and do for customers when pregnant I've never heard of any adverse effects and am insured to do so.

kiki22 Mon 18-Apr-16 22:12:31

If you are worried about inhaling it you could wear a mask and self tan your face or hold your breath when they come to do your face.

Mslg Mon 18-Apr-16 22:18:21

It's not just about inhaling it whilst spraying the face, it's more so got to do with the ventilation in the room and being exposed to vapours over however long it takes to spray the whole body. NHS advise avoiding spray tans as it's not known how harmful it is to the baby if by chance the fumes are inhaled. Not worth the risk in my opinion.

AKP79 Tue 19-Apr-16 10:29:04

This is the first I've heard about spray tanning being a no no in pregnancy. During my training there was a section on spray tanning during pregnancy and the only contra indication was that due to hormones the tan colour can change or the skin could react, so a patch test 24 hours before is necessary.

I'm going to head to the NHS site now and read up, if that is the case, it is worrying that this wasn't covered in any of the training I've had.

Inwaiting Tue 19-Apr-16 20:01:31

www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/955.aspx?categoryid=54&subcategoryid=131

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