7 Rejuvenating Beauty Treatments to Start the New Year Off Right

Ring in January feeling — and looking — refreshed.

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Congratulations, Shoppists: You’ve successfully made it through the holiday season! To unwind from the hubbub of holiday soirées and shopping that rivals a bootcamp class, treat yourself to one of these rejuvenating and supremely refreshing beauty treatments. Your aching feet, sore back, and clogged pores will thank you.

1. De-Stress Facial // The Polished Spa

Aimed at thoroughly ridding your skin of all the accumulated grime of the holidays, this personalized facial includes pore cleansing, steam with extractions, therapeutic face massage with essential oils and a mask. Cap it off with massage on the spine to release tension. // $130 for 105 minutes; 221 Conestoga Road, Wayne; 610-688-4181. 

2. Citrus Drench // Rittenhouse Hotel Spa

Indulge in a trio of treatments (exfoliation, body mask, moisturizing) wrapped into one hour-long session that’s part body-scrub and part massage (and lots of hot towels). The citrus drench is a winter special that leaves you soft, glowy and smelling like an orange grove. In a good way. // $130; 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Rittenhouse; 800-635-1042.

3. Slim + Detox Wrap // Rescue Rittenhouse

Start your New Year’s resolutions on the right foot with a detoxifying wrap. A refreshing scrub paired with natural anti-oxidant and mineral-rich sea mud will invigorate your skin and increase circulation. The best part? You’ll leave with firmer and more toned skin. // $125; 1601 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Rittenehouse; 215-772-2766.

4. Shoppers Foot Recovery Peppermint Pedicure // Pierre and Carlo

Your aching feet are in for a treat. This pedicure combines peppermint, rosemary and menthol aromatherapy for a super-invigorating treatment that will decrease swelling, soothe dry skin and increase circulation. Be quick: This service is available until January 31th. // $55; 8460 Limekiln Pike, Wyncote; 215-572-6300.

5. Raindrop Therapy // Nurture Spa

This targeted therapy rids the body of toxins while simultaneously bringing structural and electrical alignment to the body. It includes essential oils and massage, leaving you scary-relaxed and balanced. // Starts at $125 for 30 minutes of raindrop therapy and 30 minutes of massage; 415 South York Road, New Hope; 215-862-7010.

6. Green Tea Wrap // AME Salon and Spa

Consider all the majorly hyped benefits of guzzling green tea. Now, think about how good it must feel to wrap your whole body in its detoxifying goodness. The service includes an anti-inflammatory wrap that calms and moisturizes. It’s also heated in order to boost relaxation and detoxify. // $85; 111 Waynewood Avenue, Wayne; 610-995-2631.

7. Body Scrub // Body Restoration

This intensive exfoliating treatment is also incredibly moisturizing. With aloe vera, shea butter, jojoba oil, and evenly ground pumice, the scrub is massaged into the skin to reveal an silky soft and impossibly bright new surface.// $90-100; 1611 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Rittenhouse; 215-569-9599.

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