Shopped your spring clothes but can't bear the look of your pasty limbs? Enter the magical world of the self-tan. With fake and baking, you don't only look better in this season's nudes, pastels, and corals, but can also cheat away some of winter's extra pounds.

How to apply self-tanner: Howcast gives you all the basic tips on how to avoid an orange body and embarrassment, including through exfoliating, using the right products for your skin, plus tips for how to avoid streaks.

On to the spray tan: ideally ask a girlfriend to ensure streak-free application. LA-based celebrity makeup artist Kendra Richards shows you how to get a perfectly blended, all-over golden look.

To see what happens in a professional spray tan salon, watch the following video.

Just need a quick sunkissed fix for your legs? Tanning them with tinted lotion makes them look slimmer and hides blemishes.

Even if it's not warm enough to bare your limbs, you can still take years off your face by applying self-tanner to it. Let makeup artist Sarah Jagger show you how in just one minute.