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Ah, summer! Long sunny days, carefree vibes, and the undeniable allure of a bronzed tan. But for many of us in Woodbridge, achieving that sun-kissed look can be a balancing act. We crave the glow, but sweating during a workout or a hot summer day can leave us questioning – will my self-tanner streak or fade entirely? 

At My Beautique, we understand your concerns. We offer a variety of self-tanning options and believe everyone deserves a beautiful, natural-looking tan, sweat or no sweat. So, let's dive into the world of self-tanning and sweating, debunk some myths, and equip you with the knowledge to achieve your perfect summer glow. 

Sweat and Self-Tanner: Friends or Foes? 

The short answer: it depends. Sweat itself doesn't necessarily ruin your self-tanner. The real culprit is the combination of sweat, friction, and potentially harsh ingredients in some self-tanning products. 

Here's a breakdown of the not-so-friendly factors: 

  • Friction: Think of rubbing your towel after a workout. This friction can remove the self-tanner before it fully develops, leading to patchiness. 

  • Harsh Ingredients: Some self-tanners contain ingredients like alcohol that can dry out your skin. Dry, flaky skin is more prone to shedding, taking your tan with it. 

  • Premature Rinse: If you wash your self-tanner off too soon before it fully develops, sweat can wash away the remaining color, causing an uneven fade. 

Sweat-Proofing Your Summer Glow: Tips from My Beautique 

Now that we understand the challenges, let's explore ways to keep your Woodbridge self-tan looking flawless, even with a sweat session: 

  1. Pick the Perfect Product:  

At My Beautique, we offer a variety of self-tanning options to choose from. We recommend products specifically formulated to be sweat-resistant. When selecting the perfect self-tanning product, it's essential to consider both effectiveness and convenience. We have two great options for you: Self Tanning Water Mousse for your body and Face Tan Water for your face. 



Self Tanning Water Mousse 

Our award-winning Self Tanning Water Mousse stands out as a revolutionary formula, providing a transfer-free and clean application for a natural-looking, streak-free tan. Inspired by our best selling Face Tan Water, it is designed to intensely hydrate your skin while providing a radiant complexion. Its lightweight texture and dreamy mousse feel like a DREAM.  

With our express formula, you can customize your tan entirely. Within just 2 hours, you'll notice a transformation from a light luminous glow to a deeper tan, depending on your desired shade. This flexibility allows you to adjust the result to match your skin tone, with the tan continuing to develop over the next 12 hours. 

Face Tan Water 

lluminate and replenish your complexion in an instant with the Face Tan Water! A refreshing, lightweight and clear Face Tan Water, enriched with skin-loving ingredients such as Aloe Vera, white tea extract, cucumber extract, rosehip extract, fruit extract, chamomile extract and vitamins A, C and E to boost your glow and soften your skin. 

This translucent mist will offer you a natural glow while hydrating your skin, even your complexion and reduce redness. This buildable self tanning water suits light to medium skin tones.  Shop Online Here


Our Face Tan Water gives you a natural tan without streaks. You don't need to use cotton pads or stain your hands like other face tan products. This tan mist will soon become your fav since it's so easy to apply and smells so good!  

Say hello to effortless, streak-free tanning, no matter where you go! 


  1. Timing is Everything  

Being patient is important when self-tanning and working out. Avoid hitting the gym right after applying your self-tanner, as sweat can interfere with the process and lead to streaks or uneven color. Let your tan fully develop before doing any rigorous physical activity for the best results. 

  1. Choose Your Gym Outfit Wisely  

 As a gym girlie, you know the importance of feeling comfortable and confident in your workout outfit. But did you know that your choice of attire can also affect the longevity of your tan? 

Friction is the enemy of a long-lasting tan, so it's crucial to opt for gym attire that minimizes rubbing against your skin. Choose comfy sports bras and seamless leggings to prevent friction and keep your tan from fading too soon. By selecting the right clothing, you can ensure that your bronze glow stays flawless, even during your most intense workouts 

  1. Fricton and Sweat – The Enemies 

To further minimize friction and chafing, consider dusting sweat-prone areas with baby powder before your workout. This simple trick helps absorb excess moisture and prevents your tan from rubbing off, keeping your skin looking flawless post-workout. 

  1. Skip The Pool Post-Workout  

While swimming is a fantastic form of exercise, chlorinated water can wreak havoc on your fake tan. Chlorine dries out the skin and strips away your color, so it's best to avoid the pool or spa immediately after your workout. If swimming is unavoidable, be sure to apply a waterproof sunscreen lotion to help preserve your tan. 

  1. Post-Workout Skincare Routine  

After your workout, opt for a cool shower instead of a hot one to help seal in your tan and soothe your muscles. Gently dry your skin with a soft towel to keep your tan. Moisturize well to keep your skin hydrated and your tan looking fresh. 

  1. Reapplication Tips  

If you're particularly active, you may find that your tan fades more quickly than usual. In that case, feel free to reapply the Self-Tanning Water Mousse as needed. Just be sure to exfoliate thoroughly beforehand for an even application and natural-looking results. 

With these tips and our range of sweat-resistant self-tanning products, you can confidently hit the gym and maintain a beautiful bronze glow throughout your workout. Say goodbye to worrying about your tan coming off when you sweat, and hello to radiant, sun-kissed skin! 


Beyond the Basics: Woodbridge Self-Tanning at My Beautique 

At My Beautique, we're dedicated to helping you achieve a flawless, natural-looking tan that lasts. Here's how we can support your summer glow journey: 

  • Expert Consultation: Unsure which type of self-tanner is right for you? Our knowledgeable estheticians will assess your skin type and desired results, recommending the product that will optimize your summer glow. 

  • Spray Tan Services: Looking for a professional touch? We offer spray tanning services that provide an even, customized tan. 

  • Self-Tanning Products: We carry a range of high-quality self-tanning products from Nuda. Nuda is a Canadian company and the products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and do not contain paraben, gluten, sulfate, mineral oils or nut oils. 


Sweat-Proof Confidence: Embrace Your Summer Glow 

With the right knowledge and self-tanning products, you can achieve a beautiful, summer glow without worrying about sweat ruining it. Remember, a healthy, natural-looking tan is always in style. 

At My Beautique, we're here to help you embrace your summer confidence and radiate a healthy glow all season long. Visit us or call us to explore our Woodbridge self-tanning options and let our estheticians guide you towards achieving your perfect summer look. 

Together, let's make this summer a season of unforgettable radiance! 


Remember, at My Beautique Spa in Woodbridge, ON, your skin is our passion. You can Shop on our online store for the entire Coola brand here: 


Follow us on Instagram @mybeautiqueinc for all things beauty from the trusted professionals from your favourite Woodbridge spa, My Beautique Inc. 


Here’s to beautiful skin, 

My Beautique Inc. 

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