Has anyone who has the game at this point even gotten a tan?
And if so, HOW?
I've stood on the island in direct sun for 5 hours. Nothing. Next day? Nothing.
Stuck a dime near the Control Pad so I keep myself walking in sunlight, again for 5 hours. Nothing. Next day? Nothing.
Wore a tank top. Nothing... what the hell am I missing? Does my islander shirt prevent tans? Apparently not because a tank top doesn't work. Do my shoes despite being on my feet? Is it my blue frames, despite being perfectly ordinary glasses?
Seriously, what the hell? And people wonder why I wish they'd just add a stinkin' tanning salon!
Is your character black? It's really hard for black people to get tans so maybe that's your issue!
All kidding aside, I don't own this game and just googled "Animal Crossing tans" and found this link which I believe may help answer your questions. So I'd read it if I were you and really cared about getting a tan.