White skin is good, but sun-kissed skin is even better. If you want to get that exotic, sexy and healthy glow, spend some time under the sun. What are the benefits of tanning? Tanning actually has many benefits. It helps your body to produce vitamin D, and high levels of this vitamin are proven to help fight cancer. Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer are all much more common in people, who do not receive regular sunlight. Dozens of tanning oils are slicked across the market. Some may boast all-natural ingredients. Others will contain chemicals that add sun protection. Tanning oils can be applied as a liquid directly to the skin or sprayed on in a pump.