Can pregnant woman tan?

A question that arises a lot in the tanning world is 'Can pregnant women tan?' While there has been no scientific research to prove any negative side effects to mother or child as a result of tanning, most tanning salons do not allow pregnant women to tan - booths, beds, or sunless.

While some researchers say the extra dosage of Vitamin D is helpful to the health of the mother and the growth of the fetus, the increases heat on an already strained pregnant body is worrisome to salon owners - much the same way that pregnant women are forbidden in Jacuzzis or saunas.

Sunless tanning is also not recommended for expectant mothers. Putting any kind of tint or dye on your skin while pregnant is not recommended because of the risk of absorption - much like the use of hair dye is frowned upon for mothers-to-be.

Overall, your pregnancy is going to be one of the most important times of your life, and there is very little need to risk it for the sake of a tan. You'll already have a glow to your skin that no tan can replicate, and in a few short months, you'll be ready to get back in the sun.