Being pregnant in the summer is challenging.
First off, you’re always too hot.
Second, you’re not so sure if you really look all that good in a bathing suit.
And third, your skin is behaving badly.
Let’s discuss three things you can do to enjoy your summer while you’re expecting.
We’ll begin with tanning.
Tip 1: Be a bronze goddess
Before we go any further, talk to your OB/GYN about your specific situation.
Hear their advice about taking care of your skin and health in hot weather.
Now, if you’re ready to be a bronze goddess with a cute baby bump, read on.
As I’m sure you know, tanning indoors is a no-no when you’re pregnant (1).
Don’t even go there.
Tanning outdoors isn’t a smart idea either.
Soaking up UV rays might cause health problems for your baby.
Plus, as a pregnant mother, you’re prone to hyperpigmentation. Sunlight can aggravate melasma, those discolored patches of skin caused by hormonal surges.
So why did I say you could be a bronze goddess?
Because of self-tanners!
The best pregnancy-safe sunless tanners make you look like you took a vacation to Tahiti.
And they do it without causing harm to your skin or your child.
Self-tanners brown your epidermis kind of like how an apple changes color after you slice it.