Would You Use Self-Tanner When Pregnant?

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Photo from Lancome

Guest blog from Lucky magazine editor and CafeMom Meredith Rollins. She has a two-year-old son and is pregnant with her second, due in September.

It's finally super-hot in New York, so I'm living in short skirts and cropped pants...which means my legs are on display after many months of hibernation. If I weren't pregnant, I would have immediately reached for the self-tanner by now. But since I am, I've been a little hesitant.

Is improving the appearance of my pale, spotty, vein-riddled legs worth coating myself with another chemical-based cosmetic?


So I asked Lucky's beauty director, Jean Godfrey June -- who happens to be a total skincare expert and a truly dedicated, health-minded mom (she gave birth at home! she's hardcore!). She said: "I self-tanned furiously through both pregnancies. Self tanning just dyes your very top layer of skin cells, which are of course, dead."

Plus, as she points out, "It's especially good if people have stopped commenting on your gorgeous pregnant glow. It starts the whole thing right back up!"

So I'm going to be using Flash Bronzer Self-Tanning Leg Gel ($29.50) from Lancome, Jean's favorite and therefore mine.

What do you think? Are you self-tanning while pregnant?

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