Having a great tan makes you the coolest guy on the beach whenever the talking shark isn't there. Make everyone forget that sunglasses-wearing phony with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for one spray tan ($30 value)
- $39 for three spray tans ($80 value)
- $80 for three months of unlimited spray tanning ($195 value)
Sunless Tanning: Give Your Skin Some Sugar
A spray tan is obviously different from sunbathing, but it's also more complex than simply painting over the skin. Check out our explanation to learn the science behind sunless tanning.
Besides covering your body in beige post-its, there are two primary ways to get a rich, deep tan without exposure to UV rays: bronzers and self-tanners. Based on a combination of moisturizers and tinted powders, bronzers stain the skin to darken it temporarily, resulting in a synthetic tan that can easily be scrubbed off with soap and water. Self-tanners, meanwhile, actually affect the skin on a cellular level, emulating the natural effects of sunlight to create a lasting color. Available in forms ranging from lotions to airbrush sprays, self-tanners make use of a colorless sugar compound called dihydroxyacetone, more commonly known as DHA.
When applied to the skin, DHA triggers a safe chemical reaction—similar to the browning effect on bread's outer crust—in amino acids on the skin's surface, producing complex polymers called melanoidins. These polymers exhibit a darkened appearance virtually identical to the natural pigmentation caused by melanin during UV exposure. Unlike sun tanning, however, this process only affects the cells in the outermost layer of the epidermis, and since the body sloughs off millions of surface-level skin cells everyday—billions when we wear our trendiest sandpaper suits—sunless tans tend to fade significantly after about two days.
DeMoss Day Spa
DeMoss Day Spa helps clients to look the way they want, from head to toe. The spa's infrared body wraps help clients' systems process fat and toxins, leaving physiques looking slimmer and more toned. The custom spray tanning, for its part, fosters that just-from-the-beach or fresh-off-the-surface-of-the-sun glow. The staff can even whiten teeth, using a gel formula to brighten smiles up to six shades.