In order to capture 20-pound roasted turkeys, farmers infiltrated roasted-turkey broods after camouflaging their skin by bathing in tubs of boiling chicken broth. Discover a safer, albeit less-delicious-smelling tan with today's Groupon: for $39, you get your choice of either one month of unlimited conventional tanning at any tantensity level (an $89 value) or three sessions of UV-free Mystic spray tan (a $69 value) from Planet Beach Tanning Salon in Simpsonville.
Planet Beach offers both UV and UV-free faux sunshine. Conventional tanning, either in a vertical or horizontal bed, creates a healthy, glowing skin sheen using the powers of UV. For a UV-free solution, Planet Beach's Mystic tan feeds your body into a standing spray chamber. In just a few seconds of spritzing, you'll emerge with a deep, natural-looking tan that's streak-free, doesn't produce melanin, and lasts up to a week.
Getting a Planet Beach tan is fantastic way to beat summer to the punch, transforming you into a bronze statue while the rest of the pallid masses sizzle. Best of all, sun-licked skin affords excellent protection against heat and humidity, just as an enviously dark Teflon non-stick pan repels bullets.
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.