Party’s Over: 5 Detoxifying Beauty Treatments to Start 2016 Right
Hanukkah gives way to Christmas which turns to New Year’s Eve, which means we all have a glorious month of total and unbridled indulging. (Nope, we’re not judging.) Now, sadly, our thoughts turn to all those ‘new year, new you’ goals. First up? Undoing a bit of the damage wrought by 31 days of festivities and, guess what? It doesn’t involve 12 months of gym time.
We’ve sleuthed out five must-try local beauty treatments, which will help you greet the new year fresh-faced, slimmed-down and totally radiant. Here’s where soothe your muscles, rejuvenate your skin, prepare your mind and completely detox for a fresh start.
For dull skin: Rejuvenation oxygen infusion facial
A month of back-to-back parties means your makeup has probably been working overtime – and your skin could most likely use a breather. Enter the oxygenating facial, which is packed with rich vitamins and antioxidants that draw out impurities. Cooling, oxygen-infused vitamins restore your skin’s radiance. You’ll leave with visibly firmer skin and lips, and a mid-winter glow that actually beats a summer tan. $160 at Polished Spa, Wayne, 610-688-4182.
For feet still sore from that NYE party: Therapeutic pedicure
Ease those weary shopping/partying wheels with this detoxifying pedicure, complete with your choice of customized soak scent and a lower leg massage. The epsom salts in the foot soak draw out toxins from deep within the skin, and eucalyptus and peppermint soothe tired joints. It’s like a traditional pedi on steroids. $65 at Nurture Spa, New Hope, 215-862-7010.
For post-holiday stress: Thai detox water ritual
Soak away the stress of the holidays with this two-and-a-half-hour tub and massage relaxation package. (Yes, two and a half hours.) After a long soak in a super-fancy tub to soothe away tension and stress, sweet-smelling steamed compresses are pressed and rolled into your muscles, followed by an hour-long massage. We promise: By the end of the treatment, you’ll forget all about your family drama/crazy email inbox/messy house. $285 at AME Spa, Wayne, 610-995-2631.
For those who indulged every day for the past month: Detoxifying body wrap
So you had a glass of wine every other day for the past month? Give yourself a total detox with this cleansing, full-body experience. Your body is gently scrubbed, then swaddled in hot towels, and then covered in a replenishing mud mask. You’ll feel lighter, tighter and smoother. Don’t be surprised if you fall asleep. $120 for 90 minutes at Body Restoration, Rittenhouse, 215-569-9599.
For back-to-work energizing: Shirodhara massage
If the craziness of the holidays threw off your inner Zen, try this treatment, which is deceivingly simple. Derived from ancient Ayurveda techniques, it involves pouring oils on your forehead to center the inner “third eye” and realign your energies. Sure, it sounds a little wacky, but it’s one of the most relaxing, muscle-melting treatments out there. And hey, who couldn’t use to strengthen that mind/body connection? $135 for 55 minutes at David J. Witchell Spa, Newtown, 215-579-1200.