I used one of these towels over my whole body, they don't get you a very dark tan, and it has a bit of an orangey hue to it, but it's not very noticeable. I have some spots I missed, (which will most likely happen) on my body. It isn't very obvious, so if you happen to to that, it won't be the end of the world. These do appear to give you darker skin. If you're looking for a real tan though, I would suggest spray-tans.