Exposing yourself under the sun or what you call sun bathing to have a tan or darker skin is already an obsolete practice in a fast paced environment today.
Salons now offer skin tanning services. They have spray tan machine to help you achieve the tan skin that you love. It works like magic and it will show great results just after your skin tanning session.
My girlfriends and I have been actually considering of going through this service and see how our husbands will react haha!