Fake tans do not protect against skin cancer

Fake tanning lotions contain synthetic or vegetable dyes that temporarily colour the skin. Most fake tans do not provide sun protection. Those that do contain added sunscreen will protect only for a few hours after applying the fake tan and not for the length of time that the ‘tan’ remains. Sun protection with sunscreen, clothing, hats, shade and sunglasses is still needed.

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