We've been asked this question numerous times. In short, yes - you can.
Fake tanning adds an additional layer on top of your skin, which actually offers additional protection against UV rays from either natural sunlight or from the use of a sun bed.
Subjecting your body to either natural sun or to the artificial rays from a sun bed will help you to lift the actual tanning of your skin. Whereas fake tanning will add a layer of tan on top of your skin. However, it's important to note that depending on the fake tan tone you have applied, you may or may not be able to see your true tan develop.
Whilst the answer is yes - you can go on a sun bed with fake tan on - our recommendation is to avoid sun beds completely due to the health risks associated. If you're choosing to enjoy the natural rays provided by the sun, be sure to wear a sensible sun tan lotion.
Why you should fake tan instead
No only will you may achieve a more subtle tan tone, you'll protect your skin. And if you decide that you want to achieve a darker tone, you can either top up your natural tan over a period of days or weeks, or usual a gradual tanning moisturiser - like our Ultimate Gradual Fake Tan. Both will enable you to achieve the glow you want, whilst protecting your body in the process.
Which fake tan is right for you?
Gradual fake tanning moisturiser - for those who want to top up as they go. Start off light and moisturise in additional layers as or when required to get the skin tone you like.
Fake tanning oil - for those who want a darker skin tone. If you're looking to use the sun beds, then a fake tan oil might be right for you.
Fake tanning mousse - for those familiar with fake tanning, who want a natural, lighter toned fake tan.