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AC:CF Tanning Guide
Just like in real life, in AC:CF, you are able to get a tan, with varying degrees of dark colors! 

How to Get a Tan

Tanning in AC:CF is much like tanning in the real world; simply go to the beach and walk in the sun for long time. Note: The tan will come in the next day, NOT immediately.

When you finally got a tan, it will go down a shade every day, unless you happen to be on the beach everyday. Then it will either stay the same shade or get darker. Note: Your tan will disappear every day a little bit if you haven't been walking on the beach that day and will also disappear slowly on rainy days.

You can get a tan from June 16th - September 15th. The game has to have a clear sky outside and it must be during daylight hours (8 AM - 5 PM). Note: The only thing that stops a tan is an umbrella.

The second option to get a tan is to use a Mii Mask from Shampoodle's. If your Mii Mask is in a dark color (you have to make it that way), you will automatically have a tan.

Tip: To know if you're actually tanning, make a Plain Pattern that is skin colored (Palette 10/16, below) and wear it as a shirt, in the sun. As you tan, you will start noticing your skin is becoming darker than the shirt, and it will become very noticeable after about 2-3 hours.

Removing a Tan

While it's quite easy to get a tan, it's much harder to get rid of a tan. To get back to your normal color, there are several ways:

1) Just don't play your AC:CF game and it will be gone within a few days
2) If you want to play and go outside, go out with an umbrella
3) Don't go out during daylight
4) Start the game and then just stay in your house
5) Time Traveling to the future (at least 3-4 days)

Note: All of these processes will take several days, and hats WILL NOT stop tans.

Recently discovered is if you select a Mii with a tan, your arms will change into that same color. You can find skin colors back in Palette 10/16 (from AC:CF):