There is no safe tan. There is no safe way to get a base tan or any tan. A tan = damage to your skin. Tanning booths are just as damaging as the sun. "fake" tans with self- tanner or spray tans are probably safer but don't protect you from a sunburn. The best idea is to where lots of sunscreen, a big hat and sit in the shade when outdoors. Your skin will thank you and you will thank me when you have less wrinkles.