One of your favorite things about summer is the flattering tan you can flaunt all season long. But just because summer is quickly fading, that doesn’t mean your tan has to. In fact, with these tips, you can make your gorgeous glow last into fall and winter.

Exfoliate Away

It may seem counterproductive to remove the skin cells that are giving you your tan color; however, exfoliating is one of the best things you can do to extend your summer tan. Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells that make your skin appear dull and drab before you spray tan.

Moisturize Daily

Applying a quality moisturizer every day is crucial for keeping your glow intact. When your skin stays supple and soft, it retains the color of your summer tan longer. While any time is good to moisturize, if you want to make the most of it, apply the lotion right after you get out of the shower and dab off the water. When your skin is damp it absorbs the moisturizing agents much more efficiently.

Visit Tommy’s Tanning

While exfoliating and moisturizing can help your summer tan last longer, at some point it will fade. But that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to the color you love. At Tommy’s Tanning we have several tanning options for you to choose from, including traditional UV tanning beds, stand-up beds, and spray tanning.

  • UV Tanning Beds – Our traditional lay-down beds and stand-up beds are simple to use and often only require about 10 minutes of exposure at a time for you to achieve the look of a stunning summer tan. Our UV tanning beds feature cooling fans, aromatherapy, and MP3 connections to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.
  • Spray Tanning – If UV tanning isn’t your thing then spray tanning is an excellent option to get the appearance of a summer tan. Our advanced spray tanning booth will ensure that you are the only one who knows your tan isn’t the real deal.

Make White Your Best Friend

Our final tip for extending your summer tan doesn’t involve your skin at all. By bringing white into your wardrobe, teeth, and hair, you can give the appearance of a darker complexion. So pick up some whitening toothpaste, go in for some face-framing blonde highlights, and find a light-colored blouse to wear. Even if your summer tan does slightly fade, it may not be as noticeable.

If sun-kissed skin gives you more confidence, there is no reason it needs to only be a thing in the summer. With these tips, and frequent visits to our UV tanning beds or spray tanning booths, you can flaunt that gorgeous glow all year long. Stop by one of the 13 Tommy’s Tanning salons strategically located throughout Connecticut today. We would love to walk you through our spray tanning and UV tanning options and put together a regimen that will help you achieve your goal of a prolonged summer tan.