I'm a sun worshipper, it's true. As a teen, I used to hike up to the cliffs behind my parents house and lay out on top. A front row seat to a breathtaking view is seriously the only way to get your tan. I used to wear white shorty shorts because they made me feel extra tan.
Then I grew up (and out) and had 5 kids. Buh-bye shorty shorts, buh-bye tan. The last couple of years I've made my daily sun devotion more of a priority. Nothing makes me feel better than at least 20 minutes a day of good, old-fashioned Vitamin D absorption.
I don't believe in sun screen as a rule (except for my face and unless of course I'm going to be out in the sun for more than a few hours), as I think it can cause more harm than good. I'm not the AMA or anything, so I'm no expert, but there are plenty of articles out there to support my point of view. Anywho, this product is my new fave - you can find it at Wal-meh for somewhere in the neighborhood of $4.
Not bad at all. It's not the best moisturizer, so you'll still need to use a good lotion (dry skin is your tan's worst enemy). It does not make your palms all funny colored after applying it, it smells great, doesn't look streaky, and the color doesn't come off on your sheets. You do need to go out in the sun to activate it. I've never applied it to my face so you're on your own on that one.
Remember to start your sun exposure off slowly: 10-15 minutes a day until you build up a nice base. In person it's nice brownish color and not orangey/fakey at all - unlike that one summer when I experimented with Bain de Soleil (for the St. Tropez tan) - who knew they were all peachy colored in France? Please, let us never speak of this again.