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How do I keep my tan from getting darker?

Asked by 2TFX (435points) March 26th, 2014

I have a light tan and I don’t want it to get any darker.

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JLeslie's avatar

Suntan lotion. SPF 15 will do the trick. Or, clothing.

gailcalled's avatar

Stay out of the sun?

livelaughlove21's avatar


What the two previous jellies said.


SpatzieLover's avatar

Besides the above answers, which are spot on….

I’m wondering if you’re asking ”How do I maintain the color I currently have?” If so, I’d add in exfoliate and hydrate your skin. You might want to look into a light self-tanner if you prefer a little color on your lighter complected skin tone.

GloPro's avatar

There are clothes with SPF built right into the fibers.

Pandora's avatar

If you are looking for a product that works well then I would recommend, Fallene Total Block UVA/UVB Complete Broad Spectrum Sun Protection, 2 fl Ounces (59 ml). I looked it up on amazon and it has great reviews. I have never tried it, but I think I will give it a shot.

JLeslie's avatar

SPF is controlled by the government, any brand should be fine. SPF relates to UVB, which is the tanning spectrum of light. I like Coppertone myself.

Pandora's avatar

@JLeslie not every brand is equal. Some last longer and don’t sweat off as easily. Some are too greasy to wear without feeling nasty, some go on like water and you can tell because you burn anyway. I have used different types for the areas that get tanned the most and some work ok, and some are total crap. The sports type ones tend to be best because it doesn’t come off as quickly as the regular sun screens.

JLeslie's avatar

@Pandora I didn’t mean to suggest they are equal in consistancy or stay power, just that SPF is regulated. I am loyal to Coppertone, it never lets me down. I burn in less than thirty minutes without sun protection and with even just SPF 8 I never burn, even if I am out in the sun for a few hours. I usually wear 15 to be on the safe side if I am going to be out many hours though.

I do find some of the skincare lotions with SPF, not the suntan lotions, don’t protect as well, I am sure it is because they have less waterproofing or something and fade away faster.

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