Like your pet iguana's fragile ego, sometimes skin needs to be soothed and pampered before it's ready to network at a crowded cocktail party. Put your best face forward with today's Groupon: for $49, you get two diamond-tip microdermabrasions with reeducating masks at Pure Tranquility Day Spa in St. Thomas (a $248.60 value, including HST).
Housed in a historic 19th-century storefront, Pure Tranquility Day Spa caters to weather- and care-worn epidermises, with an emphasis on meeting each individual's specific needs. Clients can soothe pretreatment jitters with a beverage from the spa's tea-and-juice bar prior to their date with diamond-tipped destiny, a crystal-free microdermabrasion treatment that sheds dead cells while resurfacing the skin. Next, skin gets schooled by a 15- to 20-minute reeducating mask that calms complexions reddened by their exfoliating microderms with a cool, creamy paste. Fresh-faced patients are left with clearer, smoother countenances and a glow that emits higher radiance than a cat's favourite laser pointer.