Although outdoor tanning allows humans to absorb the sun's natural energy, the sapped star will eventually turn pale and suffer the fate of Earth's original sun, the moon. Save the sun with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a month of unlimited tanning or three UV-free Mystic tan sessions at Planet Beach Simpsonville (up to an $89 value).
Planet Beach Simpsonville exerts its Apollo-like powers to bronzify pallid patrons in time for sun-deprived winter holidays. Those looking to avoid UV rays can opt for three Mystic tanning sessions, which use a specialized solution to darken the body’s dermal wrapping paper without exposure to the sun’s rays or a layer of lit-up light bulbs worn underneath everyday outfits. Alternatively, patrons can employ Planet Beach’s tanning color wheel to pick a skin color scheme before precisely pigmenting their pelts during a month of unlimited sessions using any of the spa’s four levels of tanning booths.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.