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Can You Tan With Self-Tanner On?

Can You Tan With Self-Tanner On?

8th Jun 2023

Picture this: You are finally taking that well deserved vacation! You're looking forward to laying on the beach doing absolutely nothing except perfecting your bronzed goddess vibe. Sounds perfect, other than one tiny little issue. Your skin hasn't seen the light of day since at least 4 iPhones ago. The solution? Sunless tanner, of course! We recommend our Flawless formula, a global best-seller!

Fake Bake Self-Tanners

Self-tanners are a great way to get a natural-looking tan without having to spend hours in the sun. But can you still tan from the sun if you're using sunless tanner? The answer is yes! The self-tanner will not block UV rays, so you can still get your glow on even if you're using a self-tanner or have been spray tanned. While these sunless options will make your skin look like you have a vacation home in Ibiza, it will never work like a sunscreen or offer any protection from the sun. So while it's great to know you can still tan from the sun even with self-tanner on, it also means your skin can burn.

The best way to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is to always wear sunscreen, regardless if you are using self-tanner or not. Sunburns can cause short-term damage such as redness and pain, but they can also lead to long-term damage like premature wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, age spots and even cancer. So leave the lobster for your dinner and use a healthy amount of sunblock!

The Safest Way To Tan

If you want to get a nice, natural-looking tan while still protecting your skin, self-tanners are the healthiest option. For those fun in the sun moments when you are soaking up your Vitamin D, make sure to apply and reapply sunscreen. Choosing an SPF of at least 30 and applying multiple times throughout the day will still allow your skin to darken, but will prevent painful burning. With these simple steps you can have a glowing tan you'll love without any short term or long term damage.

So enjoy your summer outdoor time while looking great while having confidence you are protecting your skin. To help, here’s a coupon code for 25% off your next order BLOG6823. Use it at checkout by June 21st.