If you absolutely MUST have that perfect tan, why not go gradual with a product that you love and trust? We recommend Jergens Natural Glow, because it comes in two different shades for different skin tones (fair/medium, medium/tan) and can be applied over time for a natural looking tan.
When using any of these products, do a skin test before applying the lotion all over your body. To do this, rub a little lotion on your forearm as a litmus test for color and to be sure you aren't allergic to any of the ingredients. You'll be thankful later if that spot turns out bright orange in the morning. But if you like the color and don't see any negative side effects, start applying a small amount all over your body before you go to sleep or when you wake up in the morning, and in a short period of time you'll have that beach-ready glow you've been wanting!
The key here is to find the product that YOU love. So if the first lotion you try doesn't fit your fancy – keep searching until you find one that does. We promise you, anything beats the tanning bed!