There are alternatives to sunbathing or UV light damage. Spray-on tans provide that bronzed, sun kissed look that is popular in American culture. Dihydroxyacetone (DHA)-based products that color the skin are generally safe to use. Be sure to follow all directions. Recent advances in DHA formulations allow easier application and a more attractive outcome, recommends Dr. McNeill. However, just remember that these products do not provide UV protection, and to still apply sunscreen when going outdoors.