Are you on period? Two lines have just appeared on your pregnancy test? Are you breastfeeding? No matter which (female) condition of the above concerns you, keep on reading to find out if tanning is a good idea.
Tanning on your period
Menstruation is listed as one of the tanning contraindications in the majority of tanning salons. Why? This is mostly because for the sake of preventing from negative consequences of overheating the body while tanning. Each and every organism reacts differently to such conditions but in some cases a prolonged exposure to warmth emitted by the lamps can lead to attenuation, fainting or, in extreme cases, to hemorrhage. However, as far as we know from our experience, many women decide for a tanning session when their period is coming to an end, when the consequences mentioned above are far less likely to occur. What needs to be underlined is sticking to all the hygienic and safety measures and if you happen to experience any discomfort while tanning, do not hesitate to press the stop button and finish the session.
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Can a breastfeeding mum get a tan?
You might be wondering if tanning is something you should do when you nurse a baby. Is it allowed at all? Well, the answer is not that clear. First of all, if you have any doubts, ask your physician. When it is not likely to put you in any danger, take a few issues into account before you schedule an appointment or lay your body down on a sunbed. Your breasts are a highly sensitive body area which needs to be properly protected, especially during the lactation process. For that reason try to avoid tanning topless and make sure especially your nipples are covered. This is the only way to make sure they do not get burnt and breastfeeding does not become a painful experience afterwards.
Some women are also afraid if the quality of breast milk does not change because of the exposure to UV light. However, so far no evidence has been found to support this claim.
To sum it up: if you are not fully sure if you can get a tan while breastfeeding, ask your doctor but in any case pay special attention to protecting your nipple area.
Tanning while pregnant?
Pregnancy is a time of a woman's life when she should give up on tanning. There are a few reasons for that. First of all, during that special period of time female body goes through a real hormonal revolution. It often happens that even the most basic and well-known procedures can bring about completely new reactions. Such can be the case with tanning; even if so far your skin absorbed UV rays easily and turned beautifully dark, this may be no longer the case when you are expecting a baby and your may be more prone to rash, burns and discolorations, such as the dark vertical line on the belly, known as linea nigra.
Some specialists point out the relation between tanning and the folic acid levels. This ingredient, which is widely supplemented to expecting women, is necessary for the unborn baby's brain, skull and spinal cord proper development. According to research, this folate is sensitive to UV light and gets easily destroyed under it, thereby losing its precious properties.
Is there any safe way to tan when I am pregnant?
We know that for people who tan regularly and enjoy this beauty treatment it is hard to turn away from it. This is why we decided to create a product which is fully safe for all women, even those who are moms-to-be. Our No-Lie Natural Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, available in two shades, is the perfect choice when you want to get a self-tan with a peace of mind. It is full of 100% natural and organic origin ingredients which deeply nourish your skin. The foam is easy to apply, leaves no streaks or stains. What also sets it apart from other products in this category is a yummy orange scent of 100% natural origin. Would you like to know more about this self-tanner? Please click here!
To put in a nutshell, safety first! No matter if you are pregnant, on your period or breastfeed. And whenever in doubt, be in touch with your doctor and let us know if we can handle any tanning issues for you.