Not so new newsflash! Everyone’s favorite guilty boob tube pleasure, The Real Housewives, (next to Jersey Shore, yikes) are obsessed with all things spa! What we all wouldn’t give to be a Real Housewife for a day (just one day). But – if you are one of the handful of haters this show has developed, it’s okay. We see your point, especially with all of the bickering and backstabbing.

However, you may think that there is no lesson to be learned from a group of over-privileged, no-talent-having “housewives” – but you are SO wrong. Yes, they are rich, and yes most of them didn’t work hard for the money, but if there is one thing these women are good at it is taking care of themselves.  Let’s learn something from these ladies: no matter how busy (or not busy) your schedule is, no matter how crazy your kids (or Pomeranian) make you feel, no matter now stressful money (or not having money) can make you — you need to take time out and pamper yourself. Whether it’s an escape to the nail salon for a 10-minute back rub for 12 bucks or an all out spa-cation to Arizona, it doesn’t matter. It’s not about spending loads of money. It’s about the time you spend de-stressing yourself.

Relaxing at the spa can clear your mind, loosen your muscles, help alleviate pain, and make you look and feel better – all improving your mood and outlook on the day – making you a nicer, happier person to be around. Real Housewife or regular real housewife, we all need to give ourselves a break. So let’s take notes from the Real Housewives as we take a look at their spa adventures over the years…

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Recently the Bev Hills ladies (top) had a spa day at Adrienne Maloof‘s house complete with manis, pedis, massages, a catered lunch and cocktails, duh. Kyle Richards tweeted this picture of a spa day with sister Kim featuring a Dermaculture Electrode Mask that had 18 electrodes that deliver an even flow of low amperage positive or negative galvanic current over the entire face, and underneath the chin to tighten and tone skin and help product penetrate into the deeper layers of the dermis.

Real Housewives of New York

Jill Zarin attributed recent plastic surgery rumors to getting a Liquid Facelift – where an esthetician or dermatologist injects a combination of fillers and Botox to plump, lift, smooth and freeze areas of the face inorder to achieve a softer, younger more rested look. See below for the video that shows the entire procedure. It’s a little graphic as Jill’s face is jabbed by a needle but then again, pain is beauty, right?

Real Housewives of Orange County

The ladies from the original show hit the spa way before all of the other wives during a spa day at Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic (who, FYI take the Spa Week Gift Card). The ladies were treated to $200 mani/pedis, and a $500 “Fitness Facial” with Sonya herself. The facial treatment is basically a deep cleansing facial that most spas offer. The service includes a protein mask to improve elasticity, a light steam to soften the pores, a  pumpkin enzyme exfoliating  peel, extractions,  a custom acid peel, an organic hydrating serum, and finally sunscreen. Check out the video below:

Real Housewives of New Jersey

Ex-housewive Danille Staub tries Botox to fight frown lines and wrinkles.  Just in case you have been living under a rock, Botox works to relax the contraction of muscles by blocking nerve impulses. The result is muscles that can no longer contract, and so the wrinkles relax and soften. It usually takes two to four days to see cosmetic improvement and the effects tend to last from four to six months.

Real Housewives of Atlanta

Kim Zolciak tries the “Get Skinny Laser” aka Zerona Laser Treatment to “melt away the fat” while eating pizza.  It works by burning a small hole in the surface of fat cells, causing them to empty their contents and flush out naturally through the body. Some doctors will actually offer a lymphatic massage to encourage the draining process while others simply instruct patients to drink lots of water. Patients lose an average of 3.65 inches total across their waist, hips, and thighs, with zero downtime and zero pain. However, they are encouraged to exercise and maintain a healthy diet to keep up the results.