The Tan Commandments
You already know that logging hours in the sun or on a tanning bed puts you on the fast track for photo-aging, sunburns and skin cancer. But that doesn’t mean you have to choose between looking Twilight pale or like a Jersey Shore star. You still need to protect yourself of course, and get wise to the latest intel on sunscreen ingredients and application. Then all it takes is the proper prep and a few pro techniques to flaunt a faux tan that looks like you spent a week in the tropics—instead of 15 minutes in your bathroom. Just follow our guide to summer-ready skin and you’re (literally) golden.