Fall is officially here! While some of us are celebrating that it is finally time for flannels and pumpkin spice coffee, a majority of us are worrying about our summer tan and the fade that it is about to go through. As tough as it may be to come to terms with the fact that days spent lounging by the pool are about to be a thing of the past, the good news is that your tan doesn’t have to suffer! 

Here at Celebrity Skin Chicago, we have everything that you need to ensure your golden tan sticks around through the winter. For now, however, let’s talk about a few of the ways that you can maintain your current tan and ensure it lives on for the foreseeable future. 


The primary reason that a tan will fade so quickly is because we fail to moisturize our skin. That icky peeling stage is exactly when our skin starts to shed our tan, so it’s absolutely crucial that you continue to moisturize. With the weather still warm enough to spend a day or two by the pool, make sure that you’re moisturizing immediately after tanning. Aside from that, you want to make sure that you are adding moisturizing into your daily self-care ritual.

Gentle Exfoliation

Exfoliation is a necessary part of skin care, and not just for your face. If you’re looking to keep your tan for a couple of months, make sure that you continue to exfoliate so that you can shed any dead skin cells that will leave your skin looking dull and dry. With that being said, you are definitely going to want to make sure that you’re being gentle during the exfoliating process. Too much pressure and you could find yourself removing skin cells that aren’t necessarily ready to shed. Doing so can leave you with an end result that is blotchy at best.

Take Cool Showers

Something that many don’t know about maintaining a tan during the cooler months is that hot showers can actually hurt the way that your tan looks. While they most definitely feel good, hot showers and baths open up your pores, which can in turn speed up the process of losing coloration. This is especially true if you’re also using self-tanner products in conjunction with your time spent outdoors. Aside from that, hot showers leave your skin dry, which is the last thing that you want when maintaining a tan.

Book Your Spray Tan

One of the best things that you can do to ensure you are looking tan and beautiful this fall and winter is to schedule a spray tan. Not only are spray tans one of the most efficient ways to maintain a gorgeous, even tan throughout the cooler months (and really all year round), but they are also so much better for the skin. More importantly, you can choose the level of tan that you’d like, so you never have to worry about it looking like too much when you’re clearly not spending time in a swimsuit outside.

Contact Celebrity Skin Chicago Today

Celebrity Skin Chicago is proud to provide residents in the Chicago area with the quality spray tan services needed to boost confidence and help individuals feel their very best, regardless of the time of year. If you’ve never had a spray tan before, you absolutely must schedule one so that you can see just how natural your tan can look during these cooler seasons. Truly, this is the best way to maintain your tan and look your very best for the rest of the year. To book your appointment, contact our office, and a member of our team would be more than happy to get you taken care of.