Is it safe to use fake tan whilst pregnant? Yes you can use Naked Glow and here's why!
We all know that fake tan can give you a boost of confidence or feel good vibes on days when you feel a little “meh”. At Naked Glow we understand Sun-kissed skin may help you feel more beautiful and confident when you’re not feeling your finest, but protecting your skin, your health, and your growing baby is now your number one priority. You must ensure that everything you do and consume is safe for pregnancy. .So if you’re pregnant can you use Naked Glow ? And just how much can you use?
Well, first, it is helpful to understand how fake tan works
The active ingredient in fake tan is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). It’s non-toxic and it works by reacting with the cells in the outermost layer of the skin which produces a brown pigment called melanoidin. DHA typically stays in the top layer of your skin, which is composed of dead skin cells, so the cells affected by DHA will shed off, and be replaced by new cells.
So, is it safe for those expecting?
According to Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Joseph Sgroi using fake tan at home shouldn’t be a problem when you’re pregnant. He explains that the active ingredient in fake tan is dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which reacts with the cells in the outer most layer of skin, producing a brown pigment. “Fortunately, it doesn’t penetrate the skin much further, so isn’t absorbed by the blood stream.” That is why he says it is safe to use in creams and lotions.
Because your hormones change when you are pregnant, your skin can be more sensitive than normal. If you do use fake tan, it is recommended that you always test the product on a small area of skin first, to see if you have a reaction. However, as we have jam packed our formula with super hydrating ingredients for all skin types its very unlikely your skin will have a reaction.