I am a very pale person by nature (my mother is a redhead) so I have tried EVERYTHING to get a tan. I have tried the booths, spray on tan booths, lotions, foams, creams, etc. You name it, I've tried it. The best self tanner I have found to date is L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Gel. It is a gel that you rub on and let dry (only takes about 5 minutes). It takes a few hours to show up, but when it does, it looks VERY natural. No orangy tint to it. It is hard for something to look natural on my WHITE skin, but this works great. Some tircks I have learned in the many years I have been doing this...one, when you shower, use a rough sponge (not a loofah, you need something stonger) and put a little soap on it and SCRUB!! This exfoliates your skin in order to get all the dry skin off so the tanner doesn look uneven. Two, while you are applying the tanner, wash your hands often. I wash between every limb of my body. Make sure you scrub in between your fingers, your palms, and on your wrists. This is where most people miss and end up with blotches. Lastly, when putting it on knees and feet, dont squeeze a separate amount on there, just use remnants of what is on your legs already. This makes less tanner on your feet and knees, which are very prone to blotches and streaks. It may take you a few times to perfect it, but it is worth it when you dont get skin cancer!!!