How To Keep Your TanThis post is sponsored by Jergens®.

I love living in sunny Florida, and sometimes it feels like every day is a vacation here in paradise. The balmy breezes and swaying palms are enough to convince anybody that whatever it is can wait until tomorrow. I’m always out in the sun and I love my nearly year-round tan. If you know how to keep your tan in shape any old Tuesday can be turned into a sunny stay-cation with a little suspension of disbelief and a positive attitude. Yes, some days I ask that we put down our phones and tablets and go out into the big bright world and see what there is to see. Luckily, it’s only three steps out the back door.

How to keep your tan

How To Keep Your Tan In Shape

The endless days of sunshine come with a precaution, and every Floridian is mindful of the sun they get. I take every care to moderate my exposure to the harmful effects of overexposure. My mother was recently diagnosed with minor skin cancer, so I understand the importance of proper skincare and prevention. Making sure that me and my boys are suitably protected is job one. I’m proud that my boys have nice, healthy looking skin and I think it’s important they spend some part of every day playing outside.

how to keep your tan

Jergens® Natural Glow® Tan Extender Daily Moisturizer goes on before I go outside to bait a couple of hooks. We haven’t had much luck so far, just a couple of coconuts that washed up against the dock. There are mullet which jump from time to time, good for a splash and a made-you-look head turn. The coconuts didn’t do much for supper that evening, but in six to ten years we may have a few more on a tree. I like to think of that as the long game plan, preparing dinners of the future today.


Sometimes it is nice to take a boat ride, even if we don’t leave the back yard. Tied to the dock, the gentle rocking motion is still enough to keep you from drifting off as you lie on a beach chair soaking up the rays. It’s a great chance for the boys to become seaworthy, and get used to the life jackets and safety equipment.


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