Can you tan through fake tan?


Sunless tan is not a barrier to UV rays emitted by the sun and sunbeds.

Use sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from sun damage.

Pull out your skirts and sandals ladies! The temperatures are increasing, which means it’s time to create a golden hue on your skin in the safest way possible. Bypass the sunbathing and choose a fake tan to protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can damage your skin.

Fake tan today and you’ll instantly feel slimmer, confident and brighter to match the brilliant weather and the cloudless sunny sky. But remember to slather on some sunscreen to safeguard your skin, because yes you can still burn through a fake tan.

A natural tan from the sun will begin to gently develop on your skin as your sunless tan fades

A natural tan from the sun will begin to gently develop on your skin as your sunless tan fades. But you must remember to stay safe in the sun, especially during midday when the sun is at its peak.

It’s true that sunblock is combined into the formulation of some sunless tanning products. However, the key thing to bear in mind is that the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) will wear off in the same way as it would in a regular sunscreen. Although your fake tan will last up to a week your SPF won’t. For this reason it is essential to continue to apply sunblock over any exposed area of skin and reapply every few hours or as advised on the back of the bottle.

Responsible for causing sunburn, skin cancers and premature ageing, the UV rays emitted by the sun and sunbeds are either absorbed or reflected by sunscreen. To reduce the risk of burns and cancers it is essential that you use sunscreen with the correct level of SPF for your skin type – the higher the SPF, the greater your skin protection. Take our advice and enjoy the rest of the heatwave knowing that your skin has been taken care of.