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    Hi girls,

    Just wondering if we can use dove? I started using it last week and didn't even think twice bout it.. Now wondering. I usually get a spray tan at Xmas but thought this would be a better idea.. Hopefully!

    Any help would be great!

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    I normally use it .. But haven't since I found out I was preg ( 9 weeks).. I will use in 2nd trimester a bit though .. Also desperately need to dye my hair .. Will do so in next couple weeks .. Before Xmas .. Close enough to 2nd trimester ..

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    Default Dove gradual tanner

    Yeah I def wouldn't use it in the first tri, I'm 18+2 weeks now.

    Congrats on your pregnancy too!

    Do u usually get foils? I got my hair done at 6 weeks. I'd only be worried if u get on scalp dye done. Foils don't actually touch your scalp.
    Last edited by jessesgirl; 09-12-2012 at 10:01.

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    Everything you use on your skin, cleaning products or food with chemicals will be absorbed into your blood ****** and therefore te baby.
    For example,
    Even just wearing a regular store bought deodorant will go through to your baby... Small traces of aluminum is found in most babies due to the mothers wearing anti persperant deodorant.
    I don't think gradual tanner will be any different to other skin products in regards to your baby.

    The reason spray tans are not recommded during pregnancy is because of the fumes inhaled.
    Products rubbed into the skin won't be as harmful as products sprayed and inhaled.

    You can get an organic spray tan, or for a great home tanning cream I can recommend "Eco tan" which you can buy online
    Hope this helps
    (I'm a beauty therapist)

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    Info from a reputable baby/pregnancy website (not bubhub, so didn't want to post the name of a competitor site on here)

    "It's safe for you to use most fake tans during pregnancy. The only products you may need to be careful with are tans that are sprayed on, particularly in a booth.

    Fake tans have become popular as we are now more aware of the risks associated with sunbathing and sunbeds. You can buy fake tans as sprays, mousses, creams and wipes. Beauty salons also offer spray-on tans for your whole body.

    The active ingredient in fake tan is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). DHA is a type of sugar. It's non-toxic and works by interacting with the protein of the skin cells in the top layer of your skin. In this layer, the skins cells are dead.

    The chemical reaction within these dead cells results in the production of a brown pigment called melanoidin. Some fake tans also contain an ingredient called erythrulose, which works in the same way as DHA.

    DHA and erythrulose won't harm your baby if you use them as a mousse, cream or wipe. When rubbed onto your skin, DHA and erythrulose don’t go beyond the top cell layer. This means they aren’t absorbed into your system. As your skin is constantly renewing itself, the fake tan fades as the skins cells are shed.

    However, if you use a fake tan spray or a spray-tanning booth, then you may inhale some of the DHA or erythrulose. We don’t know how it will affect you or your baby if you inhale the chemicals.

    To be on the safe side during pregnancy, try to stick with fake tans that you can apply by rubbing, not spraying. If you do want to use a spray, make sure the room is well aired. Also protect your eyes and lips with barrier cream or petroleum jelly.

    It’s also worth bearing in mind that fake tans can occasionally cause allergic reactions. You may not have had a reaction to fake tan before, but your skin can become more sensitive in pregnancy because of hormone level changes. Do a small patch test first to see if you are allergic to the ingredients, even if you used the product before you became pregnant."


 

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