Can fake tan stop you from getting a real tan?
A fake tan doesn't protect or create any form of barrier on the skin. ... If you get a spray tan or use a fake tan before going on holiday, you can still tan (and burn) under it. A fake tan is not the answer to sun protection so please continue to wear a good sun protection product.
It also good to know that if you keep your skin hydrated and wear a sunscreen on top of your fake tan, you'll easily start building up your base colour. This means by the time your fake tan has faded, you'll have a real one underneath.
So to answer your question No fake tan cannot stop you from getting a real tan. A natural tan from the sun will begin to gently develop on your skin as your fake tan fades. But please remember to stay safe in the sun, especially during midday when the sun is at its peak.