Fake tan is risky business.

We’ve all been scared (or stained?) from bad experiences; dirty-looking palms and residue of spray tans gone by is enough to make you want to make peace with your pastiness, but the good news is you don’t have to.

We all know how good it feels to get a glow on. There’s nothing healthy about a tan, but we’d be lying if we said it didn’t make us look and feel 10 times better.

No, we’re not telling you to slather yourself in Reef Oil before you the beach. We’ve found six quicker solutions for you – sans skin cancer.

You can go from bisque to bronze in an hour, and whether you’re heading to St Barths or just feeling like you need a bit of a pick-me-up, we’ve got you covered – literally.

Click through for six fail-safe fake tans you need to know about…. now.

By Carmen Hamilton.