Have you seen your elbows lately? I’m sure they are a dewy as a morning rose, but mine? Well, I hadn’t seen mine in a bit, thanks to all those chunky sweaters I’ve been sporting, and wow. The winter weather paired with dried-out, heated air indoors causes serious trauma to your skin, and just because you’re not thinking bikinis yet doesn’t mean you should let your skin dry up. Instead, indulge in a little relaxation and a body scrub at one of our favorite spas. Your elbows — and knees, and everything in-between — will thank you.
1 Sugar Butter Body Scrub at Phoenix Salon & Spa
Sure, this tropical-smelling scrub will slough away the dry and dead skin from your body's rough patches, but the best part is that it's almost as good as a dessert as it is as a body treatment. Mango, shea butter, vanilla and sugar crystals combine for a sweet treat.
1600 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
2 Salt or Sugar Scrub at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa
Like chocolate and pretzels, pickles and ice cream, there's something about sweet and salty. At this super luxe spa, you get to personalize your scrub down with your choice of salt or sugar. Whichever way you go, you'll leave with skin as sparkling as the crystals.
255 South 17th St., Second floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
3 Sweet Honey Scrub at Heaven Spa
Sometimes, nature does it all for you. This isn't the honey you find in the cute little bear at the grocery store; cut straight from the hive, this honey is warmed and worked into your skin, the tiny, crystallizedpieces working as a natural exfoliater. Sweet.
261 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
4 Wine Draft Body Scrub at Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa & Salon
They tell you to eat your antioxidants ... why not get some from the outside, too? This fruity blend uses the grape's acids to improve blood circulation and leave behind super soft and hydrated skin that somehow feels tauter.
243 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342
5 Oriental Body Glow at Ame Salon & Spa
The smell will calm you, but this concoction will get your body energized. Honey, herbs and seeds blend to do away with the old, while the follow-up hydrotherapy massage of water in the spa's Rain Room delivers a dose of moisture.
111 Waynewood Road
Wayne, PA 19087