While pale, porcelain skin is beautiful, it's hard to ignore the beauty of a bronze glow in the summertime. Who doesn't feel a little bit lovelier with slightly golden, sun-kissed skin? Notice we said slightly -- there's a big difference between being a little bit tan and looking like you've spent every day for the last three weeks baking on Miami Beach.

Celebrity Tanning Disasters: Which is your favorite?

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Amazingly enough, some of the people in the world who, for all practical purposes, should have the perfect faux glow, end up with the worst orangey-fake-bake skin in the world. Stars like Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and many more abuse the powers of Mystic Tan and serve as a cautionary tale for the rest of us. To ensure you don't end up looking like an Oompa-Loompa, checkout StyleList's post on The Biggest Bronzer Mistakes -- and How to Avoid them.

That being said, what are your best tips for getting bronze? How do you practice safe sun and still achieve the perfect tan? Do tell!