You Have Your Health

This year, instead of camping out in front of the tube to relax, use the screen to inspire healthy new habits. Yes, you’ll have to leave your house in the cold. But ditching reality TV for actual reality will do your body good. And DVR isn’t going anywhere.

Golden Girls
Get gleaming skin with the new 24-karat Golden Touch facial at Cleise Brazilian Day Spa. The 90-minute treatment includes exfoliation, massage, and application of nourishing pure gold leaf. If you’re fishy about gold, go for the new caviar facial (60 minutes of elasticity-generating treatments) or vitamin C facial (60 minutes of antioxidant-inducing radiance).

The Apprentice
Don’t mess with the Donald. Instead, let him mess with you at The Spa at Trump. January’s Ultimate Urban body mask is an escape from the stresses of city living. The 90-minute purifying exfoliation includes detoxifying herbal mineral salts; a blue-green algae body mask; and a massage with cypress, rosemary, and grapefruit oils.

Dr. 90210
Don’t worry: Allyu Spa won’t nip and tuck you. The quietly opened River North spot is just what the doctor ordered, from far infrared saunas (30-minute treatments that improve circulation and cardiovascular health, detoxify, and alleviate stress) to divine aromatherapy (the 60-minute sugar body polish includes a custom scrub and essential oils; 90 minutes get you even more skin hydration and nourishment). Massage, acupuncture, waxing, manis, and pedis are also available.

Extreme Makeover
Ty Pennington doesn’t hold a candle to Johnathan Breitung, whose January salon specials include a chamomile and red tea facial (a Norwegian masque, calming German chamomile and South African red tea, soothing Texas aloe, and Chinese licorice) and a Baltic mud scrub (silt from European fresh water helps detoxify, exfoliate, hydrate, and promote cell oxygenation). Add 7,000 square feet of gorgeous spa space and you’ve reached nirvana.

In 3-D and everything.

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