When you’re pregnant and your belly is already big, you might not feel very attractive. Luckily, you can still look great and elegant by focusing on your skin and getting a tan. Having the look of a sun-kissed skin will build your self-esteem and may very well help yourself mentally during the months of pregnancy. However, getting a tan while pregnant is good and all, but you still have to consider protecting the baby you’re carrying and be sure that the process would not affect the baby.

femme-enceinte-a-la-plage-2It’s a very bad idea to undergo tanning by going to tanning salons while you’re pregnant, and there reasons why. First of all, everyone (pregnant or not pregnant) is at risk when exposing their skin to ultraviolet rays. This can result in many skin problems and at worst, a skin cancer so tanning beds are not an option. Pregnant women should also stay away from getting spray tans. The fumes it emits is not safe for your lungs and it may get into your bloodstream, potentially harming the child you’re bearing. In short, if you’re pregnant, stay away from tanning salons because it will harm your health as well as the baby’s.

The good news however is that you can still get that tan color in your skin without going through these expensive and dangerous treatments. You can still rely on using self-tanning products. You’ll have a variety of options to choose from like self-tanning lotions, creams, foams, and oils which are harmless so it’s fine to use even when you’re pregnant. This is safe because the effects of these products only affects the outer layer of your skin and it would not reach your bloodstream and it’ll certainly not harm the development of your baby.

Just remember to keep your body safe as well as the baby. Never undergo treatments that would potentially harm you and play it safe. Now you can get that sun-kissed body you want as a pregnant mother in order to feel good as well as to look good.