When your stomach is unhappy, you get a stomachache, but when your face is unhappy, it drags you around by your tongue and makes your mouth hold a pen to write yourself an angry letter. Keep your face happy with today's Groupon: for $23, you get a light-therapy luminous facial at Planet Beach Contempo Spa (a $50 value). Today's deal is good at three locations (Oro Valley, Oracle Road, and Rita Ranch—this Groupon is not valid at the West Ina Road location).
Planet Beach uses FDA-approved light-therapy techniques ($40) to counteract the visible signs of aging while you recline serenely under lights stolen from the fountain of youth. After your face is done basting in a beneficial shine, special skin-care products (a $10 value) are applied to enhance facial rejuvenation and stimulate cellular renewal. The final mug emerges with clearer skin, reduced wrinkles, lightened sunspots, and a heightened sense of mirror whereabouts.
A light-therapy luminous facial creates a radiant façade that looks younger and healthier without resorting to elective face-replacing surgery or gluing a flock of fireflies to your face. Taking good care of your skin is important at any age. When future forms of facial recognition require a scan of your face before you can enter your hovercraft or open a can of hovercraft fuel with your automatic can-opener, it’ll be nice to know you’re dependably radiant. Call ahead to make an appointment.
Planet Beach Contempo Spa
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach 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.