We all pamper our skin several times by doing facials, spas, washing, and so many more things.
But have you ever noticed that our body, which has been subjected to dirt and toxins every single day, still needs equal care?
If you find dead skin, ingrown hair bumps on your skin; you’re in need of body polishing.
As we’re locked out and can’t go to the salons, so we need to do body polishing at home.
What is Body Polishing?
Body polishing is nothing but a procedure of squeezing the entire body to exfoliate and massage with cream/ lotion or natural oils to hydrate the skin, opening up pores, and removing the dirt and dead skin cells.
It lets the skin breathe and increases blood circulation.
How does It help?
It exfoliates our skin; it removes dead cells; it moisturizes the skin.
Dead cells need to be removed to prevent further damage to the skin.
The procedure, which is followed regularly, helps to remove tan and treat ingrown hair and also closes pores.
It lightens the skin’s color. Go to body polishing at least once a month.
- Any oil of your choice (sweet almond oil/olive oil)
- Coffee Powder
- Raw Honey
- Aloe Vera Gel
- 2 vitamin E capsule ( Evion 400)
- Lemon juice
- Coconut oil
- Milk/ rose water/ plain water
- First of all, take any oil of your choosing. You may also use sweet almond oil/olive oil. Massage all over the body.
- Gently massage your body with 3 tablespoons of oil and apply DIY body polish in the next step.
- Meanwhile, the oil is soaking into the skin, take a bowl and add
- 2 tablespoons of coffee powder, 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of raw honey, 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel,
- 2 vitamin E capsules (Evion 400), 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons of coconut oil.
- Mix the ingredients together with a small amount of milk/rosewater / simple water.
- Apply it to the whole body.
- Don’t scrub your skin and body with a lot of strength. Be gentle, go slow, and massage the various parts smoothly.
- If you scrub your skin too hard, you’ll end up leaving scratches or traces that aren’t what you want.
- Do it for 10 minutes and massage thoroughly.
- You can substitute oatmeal with raw rice flour and masoor dal powder.
- Dry orange peel powder can also be used.
- You can also add essential oils for added benefits.
- After exfoliating, wash it off with lukewarm water and use a decent moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated.
- Before applying, check whether a specific body polishing method works with a patch test for you.
- Anyone with delicate, sunburnt, cut, or skin problems should refrain from having body polishing.
Look out for any side-effects and, if there is any pain, contact your dermatologist.
Make sure you use good sunscreen all over your body any time you step out in the sun to prevent direct sunlight.
Refrain from using soap after a body polishing procedure as soap appears to dry the skin.
If you want to take this polish body recipe a step further, you can start by adding some crushed fruit.
Any kind of fruit such as oranges, lemons, apples, and avocados works great.
You’ve got plenty of ingredients to explore and add to the fruit to help detox your skin and keep it bright.