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Tanning oil/lotion. You can go to the tanning salon and use the booths. You should do it gradually. If you're outside, go for 12 minutes the first time then the next day go for either 12 or 15 (depending on how your skin tone/reaction is). If you use a tanning booth, go 7 or 8 minutes to get your base tan then go back the next day for about 9 or 10. The person working at the salon should give you a better judgement on the time considering your skin and the tanning booths available (there's different kinds). No, a burn will not increase your tan. If you get burnt as your base "tan" then your layer of "tan" will be burnt, any other layers added onto it will just be burnt layers. Tan layers only add onto tans unless you burn then you will burn more afterwords if your skin isn't healed, burnt layers only add onto burnt layers. If you're burnt, wait a few days til your skin heals before going back out to try to tan.
Also, you need to realize that tanning is not safe and can cause cancer. Spray tans are a lot healthier and will give you the same result. If you go to a tanning salon, or even apply the lotion yourself, there's a lot of new options that will give you a natural look and not an orange glow like the myth.