Right now i go to a tanning salon and am generally happy with the results. The only thing i don't like is the area around my eyes that is covered with the protective goggles doesn't tan and the area between my neck and shoulder doesnt tan as well as other parts of my body do (I'm guessing this is cause the light doesn't hit it directly). I'm curious about these self-tanning creams though (I don't mean the stuff you apply before getting in the tanning bed). Do they work? How often do you have to use them? If they're something that you have to "paint" on every couple of days it could get really expensive (4.4oz of zirh's bronze=$22.50). Like i said i'm generally happy with the tanning salon but i wonder how it might affect my skin in the long term.