By Dan Kihato
We all care about our facial skin and the glow on our faces. We even adopt the perfect skincare routine to avoid acne on the face.
But what about the rest of the body?
Our skin protects internal organs from heat, dust, harmful bacteria. We don’t even know how much dead cells our skin generates every day that we forget to clean. Body Polishing or body scrubbing is the best way to cleanse your entire body. Rejuvenating treatments are available in the spa or salons.
But what if I say, you can do it at your home…right now.
Yes! body polishing and exfoliating your body is possible at home with really simple steps.Let’s dive into the topic by first understanding what exactly these terms are.
What is body Polishing?
Body polishing purifies the skin pores, removes dead skin cells, moisturizes, and tones the skin.If you happen to have acne on the skin because of waxing or other allergies, body polishing clears the acne and promotes cell regeneration. Similar to your skincare routine steps, body polishing has a certain way to get started with. First thing first, you’ll need body polish.
Creating the Homemade Body Polish
You can go to your kitchen and make the body polish right now. It needs fundamental ingredients:
- A right exfoliant
- Oil base
- Skin nourishing ingredients
That’s all you need.
1. Choosing the right exfoliant
Exfoliants help in cleansing your skin pores and removing excess dirt or dead skin cells. You need grainy exfoliants to add to your polish, such as salt, sugar, rice bran, or coffee grounds. I bet you have these ingredients in the kitchen. Grab any of the above that you think will be suitable for your skin.
2. Oil base
Oil gives consistency to the grains and creates a base for the body polish. You’ll need either olive oil or coconut oil. Whichever you have in your kitchen right now, get it.
3. Skin nourishing ingredients
Of course, you cannot just start with salt and oil on your skin. The body polish must have moisturizing benefits. Aloe vera gel, honey, essential oils, herbs, or fresh fruits have excellent skin benefits. You can choose any of it to add to your body polish.Now get a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of grains. Add enough oil to mix the grains well and 2 teaspoons of nourishment’s magic. You have your body polish ready. I prepare my body polish with brown sugar, coconut oil, and either aloe vera gel or honey.
Pro Tip – If you don’t want to make it at home, there are plenty of readymade body polishes available in the market.I have tried a few creams and scrubs too. But, out of all, I just love Averr Aglow’s Rejuvenating Essence Body Polish.It has vitamin C and zinc enriched Bilberry, which helps in removing sun damage and acne. Rich in minerals, Birch helps age skin. It also has the Lingonberry antioxidant and exfoliating body polish to cleanse your skin.I love this product, and I am using it for a few months now. I’m sure you gonna love it too.
How to Use Body Polish?
1. Get under a warm shower for a good 2 to 3 minutes and let your skin pores open up. It helps in cleansing the pores thoroughly.
2. Get your body polish and apply it to your skin. Gently start rubbing your skin in a circular motion.
3. Once you are done with the exfoliation, rinse the polish with the lukewarm water and avoid using soap. Soap might generate rashes or a burning sensation.
4. Apply moisturizer on your skin after coming out of the bath, and your body cleansing is done. Don’t use body polish for your face as your facial skin is sensitive. Keep a separate skincare routine for the facial skin. People often use body polish and scrub interchangeably, but both have some differences.
Body Polish Vs. Body Scrub
There is a thin line between both of them as they are healing your skin. But…
A body scrub is for exfoliating your skin, cleaning skin pores, and smoothening your skin. A body scrub can get rid of tan, acne, and dirt. Body polish also exfoliates the skin, removes dead skin cells, hydrates the skin, and restores the nutrients. It helps develop a fresh layer of skin by boosting cell regeneration. However, in the race, body polish benefits go ahead of the body scrub.
Benefits of Using Body Polish
I feel bad for how much our skin takes daily. We go out in heat and pollution, and our skin still thrives. It’ll be unfair if we do not pay enough attention to our skin using body polishing. Besides, it has fantastic benefits.
1. It nourishes the skin, gets rid of everything bad for the skin, and brings back the glow.
2. Body polish clears skin pigmentation and rejuvenates your skin.
3. If you have cellulite, an uneven, bumpy skin surface, then body polish reduces cellulite and stretch marks too.
4. Body polish or scrub stimulates the blood flow, thereby generating fresh new skin cells.
5. Your skin gets softer, moisturized, and healthy.
Now the question remains, how often you must polish your body? I’d suggest at least twice a month, depending on how your skin reacts.
Homemade or ready made body polishes are cheaper than the overall spa experience. That’s why I prefer body polishing at home.
Relaxed weekends are best to give enough time to your body.
So, dear ladies bring that magic back to your skin by using body polish. I promise your skin will get softer and glowing.