If you somehow still think that laying out in the blistering sun for hours is the only way to get tan - I've got good news for you - it's not! There are great sunless tanning options available these days that don't increase your risk of getting skin cancer and won't contribute to you aging horribly.
By now, it really should be common knowledge that tanning booths and baking in the sun are bad for your skin. In fact, there really is no amount of “sun tan” that is healthy for us. Any sign of reddening or browning of our skin via sun exposure is causing skin damage.