Tanning after c-section

Kylie - posted on 04/15/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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How long should I wait to use a sun bed after a C-section?

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Nicole - posted on 04/16/2013

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I want to also add, tanning raises your risk of getting cancer by 70 percent! That's huge, there is such pressure to be tan. But of coarse it's your choice and life. Why not try spray tan?

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You shouldn't use them at all. Sun beds cause skin cancer and cause the skin to age much more quickly by drying out and wrinkling. Sun beds, also known as "Tanning beds" should always be avoided.

Instead, invest in a good sunless tanner. Sephora has a great selection, most under $40. Hempz also has a great one for only $20. One bottle usually lasts about a month if you apply it every other day. Use the tanner every other evening, and a regular moisturizer with SPF 50 every morning and you will keep your skin looking young and healthy, and avoid the cancer.

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Ami - posted on 04/17/2013

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Oh you're an adult if you are going to tan then do it, my Dr said I could start tanning again after my six week check up.

Jodi - posted on 04/16/2013

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Tanning beds are considered so dangerous that they are now banned in Australia. They are more dangerous than direct sunlight. In fact, it is estimated that one in six melanomas in people aged 18-29 are attributable to sunbeds.

If I were you, and I'd just had a baby, I would want to be there for my child until they are at least an adult, so I would choose a safer tanning alternative.

Kylie - posted on 04/15/2013

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know u shouldn't but would still like 2 know how long after a c section u can use them

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