One or Three Organic Spray Tans at Glow Skin Studio & Bridal Makeup (Up to 57% Off)

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Dodge harmful UV rays while getting a natural bronze glow as techs dispense organic solutions for all skin types

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Online appointment required 24hrs in advance. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Valid only at Massachusetts location. Not valid for other specials or promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $15 for one organic spray tan ($30 value)
  • $39 for three organic spray tans ($90 value)

The Science of Spray Tanning: Sugar-Based Bronzing

When you step into a spray-tan booth, you set off a chemical reaction in your skin. Groupon explores this feat of chemistry.

A spray tan isn’t paint or makeup; it goes on clear. And it doesn’t affect melanin, the stuff that darkens skin exposed to sun. How does a spray tan work, then? It all comes down to a chemical called dihydroxyacetone—or DHA, as its friends call it.

DHA is a kind of sugar; like food sugars, it can even be derived from sugar cane or beets. When applied, it begins to interact with amino acids in the skin’s outer layer and turn it darker. But it’s not living tissue that it’s after: DHA associates mostly with the dead skin cells that cover your body. As these cells naturally fall off over time—which they do so frequently that after about a month, you have an entirely new epidermis—the color fades gradually until it’s back to its original state, usually after a week or so. That’s why salons recommend exfoliating before getting a spray tan: if you remove the skin cells that will be first to fall off anyway, your tan will last longer.

If spray-tan formulas all start out colorless, how can tanning salons offer different darkness levels? They simply up the concentration of DHA for clients who want to go darker. Those new to spray tanning should be careful, however. A higher concentration of DHA could mean a more orange tint, so starting at a light concentration and working your way up—or spacing out multiple applications at the same concentration—is wise. To counteract any tangerine tendencies, some formulas add a second chemical known as erythrulose. Derived from the sugars found in raspberries, erythrulose produces a reddish tint that complements the orange tones in DHA to create a more natural-looking color.

Customer Reviews

25 Ratings

Lauren gives an excellent facial. I felt very relaxed and pampered.
Cheryl M. · May 27, 2016
Loved.......loved the facial, I scheduled another one for June!
MaryAnn M. · May 26, 2016
Lauren is great! She is experienced and made me feel comfortable
Kim E. · May 5, 2016
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