How to Keep a Tan All Year Long

How to Keep Your Tan Year Round | Running in Heels | I get so many questions about how I wear a chenille sweater dress and look so tan. I keep my tan all year long with Palm Beach Tan memberships!
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The other day I was in my apartment office grabbing a package, and one of the girls complimented me on my tan. This happens all the time now, everyone wonders how I stay so tan in January and feel confident wearing so many skirts and dresses (like my super comfy chenille dress in this post)! Some people even as where I’ve been on vacation! While I wish I was laying back on a beach, I’m definitely not. However, I have found the best way to maintain my tan and look bronzed all year!

​​​​​​​Before last year, I pretty much dealt with paleness, and didn’t notice much in person, but when I saw the photos, I couldn’t stand the ghostly look of my skin, especially when it was springtime and I started wearing skirts and shorts more! I stared getting regular spray tans at Palm Beach Tan and it was the best thing ever. I always had a “just came back from vacation” look, and constant compliments on my tan.

For me, being tan helped with my confidence in real life and my photos. It’s really tough getting out in front of a camera when you don’t feel your best! So, I’m offering up my tips to you to share how I keep my tan all year long!

The answer is: A Palm Beach Tan Membership. Right now they have amazing deals on the PBT One Membership, so I’m sharing the details below!

How to Keep a Tan All Year Long

PBT One Sunbed Membership

What You Get
  • Ongoing access to Silver Level tanning beds
  • Eligibility for Stay and Save so you can receive Tan Dollars to use on products, packages, and to unfreeze your account.

Silver Level tanning beds are a great way to build your base tan before being out in the sun for the first time in a year, or going on a vacation. These beds have lower intensity lamps with higher intensity of (UVB rays) which help with optimum melanin production. Always talk to your PBT tanning consultant about which level and exposure is right for you. And remember to follow the Golden Rules of Tanning.

*I do not personally use the beds to keep my tan, but I know many people who use them before vacations, or regularly to help keep their skin clear.

PBT One Spray Tan Membership

What You Get
  • One Sunless Silver spray tan a month
  • Eligibility for Stay and Save so you can receive Tan Dollars to use on products, packages, and to unfreeze your account.

We’re back in my comfort zone with the spray tans! I get 1-2 spray tans a month, and use self tanners in between. (Palm Beach Tan has great at home sunless options!)

With the PBT One Membership you may have guessed you get one spray tan a month. You could use this for special occasions, events, or just a mid-month confidence booster! Silver level sunless booths include Mystic Tan and Versa Spa.

The Tanning Experts and team at Palm Beach Tan has been amazing (and patient) with me in finding my perfect glow. At first I was such a newbie, I just kept getting the same thing, but in the last few months I changed my regime and I think I’ve found the perfect shade for me! Spray tanning is super quick and lasts a few days. I’ve had anywhere from 3-7 (depending on what I’ve chosen to get), but 5 days is pretty typically how long my spray tans look their best. Your tan is totally customizable and you can choose upgrade options such as Medium or Dark color, bronze boost, accelerator, or even scents!

How to Keep a Tan All Year Long, tips featured by top US beauty blog, Running in Heels.
How to Keep a Tan All Year Long, tips featured by top US beauty blog, Running in Heels.
How to Keep a Tan All Year Long, tips featured by top US beauty blog, Running in Heels.

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  1. em wrote:

    I always do a spray tan or self tan – NEVER tanning beds, totally not worth risking your health for them!

    Posted 1.11.19 Reply
  2. Kim wrote:

    Self tanning is the way to go! It’s so much better for your skin and still gives your a healthy glow!


    Posted 1.11.19 Reply
  3. Rach wrote:

    Your tan looks really good! I never tanned but I love the idea of using a spray tan versus the bed.

    Posted 1.11.19 Reply
  4. I am SO pale!! So I totally needed this haha!

    xo, Hillary |

    Posted 1.11.19 Reply
  5. Briana wrote:

    I’ve never self-tanned but this is so important!


    Posted 1.11.19 Reply
  6. Kristina wrote:

    I’m with you and totally feel better with a tan- but I either get a spray tan or use St. Tropez. But tanning beds are only good if you want tons of wrinkles or skin cancer in the future… glad sunless tanner has come such a long way!

    Posted 1.12.19 Reply
  7. Lyddiegal wrote:

    I’ve never tried spray tanning, but it does seem like the safest way to keep your golden glow all through the winter months!
    Chic on the Cheap

    Posted 1.12.19 Reply
  8. Jess Scull wrote:

    Spray tans for the win! Definitely the safest way to get that glow

    Posted 1.13.19 Reply
  9. Stephanie wrote:

    I have yet to get into regular tanning. I barely even tan naturally in the summer, let along keep my skin golden throughout the year. I’m pasty pasty right now haha!

    Posted 1.13.19 Reply
  10. I have never have had to do tanning – I am brown – but I can see how it might be useful information for the safest way to keep your golden glow all through the year.


    Posted 1.13.19 Reply
  11. Great tips if I want to look sun-kissed but I personally don’t need to do this since I am naturally tan lol.

    Posted 1.13.19 Reply
  12. Candace wrote:

    I’m so glad you found a great way to tan! I’ll have to suggest this place to a couple of my friends who have been looking!

    Posted 1.13.19 Reply
  13. Amanda wrote:

    I am all about PBT’s spray tans! They are always even and make my skin look amazing– and are so much safer. Love this post and your tan looks great!

    Posted 1.13.19 Reply
  14. Liz wrote:

    I’m all for spray tans! Yours always looks so fantastic too!

    Posted 1.13.19 Reply
  15. I love spray tans! I feel like I look healthier and they’re so much better for your overall health! You look great!

    Posted 1.14.19 Reply
  16. Morgan wrote:

    I love getting spray tans throughout the year! A good tan can make the world of difference in my confidence level!

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    Posted 1.14.19 Reply
  17. Caitlin wrote:

    I LOVE spray tans! They are the best

    Posted 1.14.19 Reply
  18. Kelsey wrote:

    I need to hop on the spray tan train because I get PASTY during the colder months lol

    Posted 1.14.19 Reply
  19. DTKAustin wrote:

    This is something I totally needed!! I’m so pale cause it’s winter and need a spray tan!

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  20. Nailil wrote:

    Your tan looks great girl. Spray tans seem like a good option.

    Xx, Nailil

    Posted 1.17.19 Reply
  21. Nataly wrote:

    I love spray tanning! I need to do it more often! Your tan always looks so good too!

    Posted 1.22.19 Reply
  22. Chloe wrote:

    I desperately need a tan right now!

    Posted 1.22.19 Reply