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Spa Week: Affordable winter recovery

Shedding your winter coat means baring your winter skin. Luckily, Spa Week runs through April 17, just in time to swap those sweaters for short sleeves.

Shedding your winter coat means baring your winter skin. Luckily, Spa Week — your chance to score $50 treatments at spas across the city — runs through April 17, just in time to swap those sweaters for short sleeves. With 15 participating spas, there are plenty of options to get you beach-ready, but we’ll get you started.

Keep the sun fun

Before you hit the beach, make sure you take care of your skin. Susan Schiano, a licensed esthetician at the Omni Wellness Center in Gibbsboro, N.J., recommends taking these steps:

» Check what’s in your everyday makeups and moisturizers. “Avoid using AHAs and glycolics for this season; these products can make your skin more sensitive, thus more susceptible to sun damage,” she advises.

» Don’t just slap on any old lotion: “An all-natural sunblock that withstands sun exposure doesn't break down and doesn't absorb into your system, unlike standard sunscreens.”

Spas to visit

Ettore Salon & Spa
1201 Market St.,
215-928-9010,
www.ettorespa.com
Located in the Marriott, this plush Center City spa is offering a refreshing green tea facial and a “desert bliss” pedicure. February? Never heard of it.

Floral Vale Spa
117 Floral Vale Blvd.,
Yardley, 215-968-8881,
www.thefloralvalespa.com
Sure, we’d rather get our glow on somewhere tropical, but a short trip to this Yardley spa will score you a sea-salt “glow body” treatment, complete with a firming body application.

Lux Spa and Fitness
401 Chestnut St.,
215-931-4248,
www.luxspaandfitness.com
Of course, no spa splurge would be complete without a massage: We dig Lux’s arnica and rosemary “muscle melt” version, clocking in at a decadent 50 minutes.



 
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