You want a tan – but you also don’t want to spend your summer tanning. And while we all know there’s no such thing as a “safe tan”,  sunshine – with all it’s skin-sizzling UV radioactivity – itself feels pretty darn good!

The challenge lies in learning how to tan sensibly. No need to lie down, arms strategically stretched at your sides, timing your turns like a spit roast. Just make some time to be outside – go for a jog, meet some friends for a braai, jump in the pool or better still take your bike for a ride.

Herewith a few easy guidelines, along with some quick cheats to get some colour.