Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Tanning Lotions and other Tanning Beds topics.
Sunless tanning lotions are not a replacement for proper sun protection. You still need sunscreen when out in the sun.
Sunless tanning lotions only provide color to the top layer of your skin. The tan may give you a little protection from the sun, but not much more than your normal skin. Think of it as a SPF 2.
You will still need special sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more depending in your skin type.