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tanning stretchmarks?

i wanna go tanning right now, but im pregnant and have stretchmarks on my belly,will they look worse if i tan them? or will it help me make them less noticeable?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Apr. 2, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • ummmm you aren't supose to go tanning when you are pregnant.

    Answer by mommy5409 at 4:56 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • lol you cant go tanning while pregnant =P you'll kill your kid..your body will get too hot and you'lll boil the poor thing!

    use fake tanning stuff =P

    Answer by MissKellee at 4:57 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • you arent supposed to tan when you are pregnant .

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 4:59 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Actually MissKellee, you can't use fake tanner either. It can absord into your blood stream and poison your baby. You cannot tan in a tanning bed, use spray tan or rub fake tan on while pregnant. You just have to go outside and sit in the sun.

    Answer by DDry at 5:00 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Really? i heard someone say that their doctor said it was fine..i also read in a pregnancy mag. that u can fake tan...

    hmmm well...i havent done any form of tanning lol...(while pregnant that is)

    im still waiting it out..and im quite pale i think

    Answer by MissKellee at 5:01 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • yahh, you really shouldn't tan while pregnant. But i dont understand why you cant use rub on tanning lotion, whats the difference btwn that and using lotion after a shower. NOTHING.

    Answer by Kbmancine at 5:05 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • To answer the question (since the whether or not you even should aspect has been talked about) stretchmarks do not tan; they are damaged skin and tanning almost always makes them look worse; and actually can impede healing. Stretchmarks usually fade over time, but they need to be treated like scar tissue, which should be protected from the sun. Tanning beds can also increase the chance of chloasma (random dark splotches on your face and body during pregnancy.) You would have better results with a fake tanner. According to dermatologists: the ingredients in self-tanners are harmless, so it's fine to use them during pregnancy. These lotions and sprays are basically dyes that stay on the surface of your skin and won't harm your developing baby. Tanning beds are a different story - they are not recommended.

    Answer by Collinsky at 5:20 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • You can not tan in a tanning bed while pregnant. However- I have 3 year old stretch marks on my butt that looked horrible- I have now been tanning for 2 months and you can't even tell I had stretch marks now. So wait until after you have the baby and use lots of after tan lotion

    Answer by ZaTa at 6:48 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

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