I have friends who swear by a great spray tan.
You get that great sun kissed look without the damage.
But are self tanners completely safe? There's been some talk of inhaling them, and using too much on the skin. But if you're looking for the answers, check out this article.
In short... don't drink it, inhale it, and roll around in it and you should be ok. But too much exposure is NOT a good thing.