LivingSocial Calgary Daily Deal of the Day: Skiins Beauty Inc.: $23 for One, $62 for Three, or $91 for Five Spray Tans (Up to 64% Off)
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Discount Up to 64% Off
What You’ll Get
Choose from Three Options:
- $23 for one spray tan ($49.95 value)
- $62 for three spray tans ($149.85 value)
- $91 for five spray tans ($249.75 value)
This deal is a very hot seller. LivingSocial has already sold over 325+ vouchers at the time of this post.
This is a limited 1-day only sale that will expire tonight at midnight (Wednesday, May 30, 2018).
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Skiins Beauty Inc.
203-1440 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T0C8
The Science of Spray Tanning: Sugar-Based Bronzing
When you step into a spray-tan booth, you set off a chemical reaction in your skin. Groupon explores this feat of chemistry.
A spray tan isn’t paint or makeup; it goes on clear. And it doesn’t affect melanin, the stuff that darkens skin exposed to sun. How does a spray tan work, then? It all comes down to a chemical called dihydroxyacetone—or DHA, as its friends call it.
DHA is a kind of sugar; like food sugars, it can even be derived from sugar cane or beets. When applied, it begins to interact with amino acids in the skin’s outer layer and turn it darker. But it’s not living tissue that it’s after: DHA associates mostly with the dead skin cells that cover your body. As these cells naturally fall off over time—which they do so frequently that after about a month, you have an entirely new epidermis—the color fades gradually until it’s back to its original state, usually after a week or so. That’s why salons recommend exfoliating before getting a spray tan: if you remove the skin cells that will be first to fall off anyway, your tan will last longer.
If spray-tan formulas all start out colorless, how can tanning salons offer different darkness levels? They simply up the concentration of DHA for clients who want to go darker. Those new to spray tanning should be careful, however. A higher concentration of DHA could mean a more orange tint, so starting at a light concentration and working your way up—or spacing out multiple applications at the same concentration—is wise. To counteract any tangerine tendencies, some formulas add a second chemical known as erythrulose. Derived from the sugars found in raspberries, erythrulose produces a reddish tint that complements the orange tones in DHA to create a more natural-looking color.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Merchant’s standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Not valid for clients active in the past 12 months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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