What can a fair skinned redhead do to look like a tan and stay out of the natural sunlight damage?

Spray tan. A spray tan can be used on occasion for a tan look. The chemical is well tolerated in most people. Thevquality of color varies from vendor to vendor. Be careful to select a natural looking shade because the spray tan does stay on for at least a week.
Spray tan for color. Sunless tanning's ok w cream or spray. Don't expose yourself to the sun for coloration. Ultraviolet damage that not only causes us to look prematurely old as we age, but risks skin cancer , scarring and even disfigurement for basal cell carcinomas, and risk serious medical consequences and even death with squamous cell and melanoma skin cancers despite having mohs surgery & other treatments.