After writing and delivering a speech on the risks of tanning and unprotected sun exposure, I started using sunless tanning lotion religiously.
The best way to make your tan last longer is to exfoliate your skin before you apply the lotion. Instead of running out to buy a sea salt scrub from Bath & Body Works, I made my own! It works so well and it's super easy to make!
Stand in the shower (before turning the water on) and rub the scrub all over to get the dead skin off. Then turn on the hot water and wash the oil off with a gentle body wash. It leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and moisturized. Remember to shave your legs before applying the sunless tanning lotion so that it goes on evenly.