No need for those harmful UV rays! 

By Southern Living Editors
August 06, 2018
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Being bronzed is a beauty goal for most, but with melanoma rates on the rise, it may be better to skip the UV rays. Instead of damaging your skin, here are three cheap ways to get tan without the sun.

Self-tanner gradually gives your skin a long-lasting summer glow. By applying the lotion, you'll be able to deepen your skin tone within 7-10 days. For those willing to wait, try Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer. The product helps to hydrate your body with antioxidants and Vitamin E. This sun in a bottle will have you glowing for just $10.

Don't forget to make your tanned body match your smiling face. Add a bronzer to your makeup routine for instant beach babe vibes. Dab a bit of e.l.f.'s primer-infused bronzer to a contoured or foundation makeup brush. The matte makeup adheres to the skin and promises to hold tight, even in the Southern summer heat waves. The easy addition updates your whole look for just $6.

A spray tan gives you an all-over glow within minutes. Breakup with your tanning bed obsession and head to the pros for a bit of artificial color. Just make sure to exfoliate and moisturize before your appointment for a guaranteed glow. Depending on your location, spray tans cost an average of $25-$50. However, the session may be pricier if you're receiving a one-on-one airbrush tan. You'll be rocking that post-vacay glow in no time!