If you want a golden glow this summer without damaging your skin or putting yourself at risk for skin cancer, consider a spray tan. It's an easy, quick way to get some color without baking under the suns brutal rays. While a spray tan can give you a boost of confidence, it won't last very long. Spray tans fade quickly and can become expensive if you make regular appointments. Here are a few ways to stretch out the time your tan lasts.

If you spend time out in the sun this summer, make sure to wear sunscreen, and check out our sunscreen ratings. Sunburn suffers, try some of our tips for relief.

Also good to know: the main tanning ingredient, DHA, is only approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use on the outside of your body, so be careful if you use a product that you run the risk of inhaling, and when applying it to sensitive spots, such as around your eyes.

Editor's note: A version of this story first appeared in ShopSmart magazine.

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