Can You Use SPF When You’re Pregnant? Fun In The Sun Comes With A Few Risks

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been slathering on SPF since you were a baby yourself. Nobody likes sunburns and skin cancer, right? And when everything else — from what you eat, to what you drive, to what you do in your free time — is questioned when you’re pregnant, it’s natural to wonder if this not-so-small part of your self-care regimen is safe. So what’s the deal with sunscreen and pregnancy? Can you use SPF when you’re pregnant?

The Skin Cancer Foundation tells us all why sunscreen is so important, saying:

Knowing the risks of not using sunscreen is important, regardless of whether or not you’re growing another human being inside your body, but are there risks to pregnant women…

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