To tan your skin, choose the right self-tanning product, exfoliate your skin and shave. Moisturize prior to tanning, and use tanning mitts to apply the self-tanner. More »

The American Journal of Public Health recommends using a sunless tanner to safely tan fair skin. This creates the desired appearance of a tan without increasing the risk of skin cancer. More » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care Tanning

Tanning safely involves applying a sunscreen of at least 20 SPF and only spending about 15 minutes in the sun to build up a tan. Once the skin starts to tan, the person can generally increase the amount of time they spen... More » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care Tanning

Sunscreen can limit tanning effects on the skin, depending on the sun protection factor, or SPF, of the product. The higher the SPF of the sunscreen, the less likely a person is to tan and experience skin discoloration. More »

The safest way to get a quick tan is to use a sunless tanning product. There are several options for this, depending on how much you want to spend and whether you want to visit a salon or apply it yourself. More »

Consumer product testers have found that the spray-on sunscreen Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 85 absorbs on contact and thus does not stain clothing, while the only sunscreen lotion that does not stain fabrics is Neutrog... More » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care Tanning

To get a dark tan using a tanning bed, tan on a regular schedule and use skin products specifically made for tanning. You should not use baby oil, which damages tanning beds and puts you at risk for burning. More »