It has become a standard norm for ladies to opt for body polish these days in order to get clear and bright looking skin. Similar to a facial which is restricted to the face, body polish is a procedure that involves an exfoliating body scrub and a rejuvenating massage that would make your skin supple, smooth and radiant.
Although spas and salons can do it better, you can also opt for a body polish procedure at home. However, you would need to know the basic facts about the same before going ahead with the procedure. And here are some essential pointers that may help you out.
Steps Involved in Body Polishing At Home
You will need to undress for a body polish. So opt for a separate room in the house where you would not be disturbed by anyone. Choosing a room with washroom facilities would be an added advantage as then you would not need to run around hunting for a bathroom after completing the procedure.
Body polishing usually starts with an exfoliating scrub. However, before that you need to make sure that the pores of the skin on your body open up to the extent that they are able to absorb the nutrients of the scrub faster and better.
This can be achieved by opting for a body pack which would relax the skin and open up the pores. Salons usually offer mud or seaweed packs for this purpose.
If you are opting for the procedure at home, you can opt for normal fruit packs for the same. Alternatively, you can opt for a steam bath that would let your skin breathe in addition to opening up the pores in the same.
Next comes the exfoliation part. Most salons offer the salt body scrub as a standard option as sea salt has the potential to remove the dead cells from the skin and give the latter a youthful look. Salt body scrubs are also the best options if you opt for body polish at home.
Alternatively, there are other types of body scrubs you can opt for depending on your individual needs and constraints. These include fruit extracts, chocolates, sandal paste, powdered oats etc. Moisten the body with some water and apply the scrub over the entire body.
Use a loofah or pumice stone to rub the same into the body using wide circular motions. Keep moisturizing the skin in between at regular intervals to facilitate easy and effective absorption. After about 10 -15 minutes, take a shower in like-warm water, using only mild soaps or liquid gels so that the skin is able to retain the nutrients of the scrub.
The exfoliation procedure is usually followed by a body massage using essential oils (like olive, almond oil or coconut oil) and creams that will polish the skin and keep it moisturized. Alternatively you can use alternate skin polishing ingredients like brown sugar, fresh strawberries (mixed with Vitamin E oil) and dry orange powder (made from orange peels) which can be easily made at home.
Rub the polishers into the body nicely, making sure you don’t miss out on any specific area. Keep them on for about 15 minutes and wash them off with luke-warm water. Alternatively, you can wipe them off with a damp towel to retain the nutrients for extended periods.