Body polishing is a full-body exfoliation treatment for the skin that helps to remove dead skin cells, promote cell regeneration, and moisturizes the skin. It is one of the top menus on a spa list.

Asides your day-to-day facial care, your body also needs pampering because the skin sheds dead cells that accumulate on the skin’s surface thereby giving the skin a rough and patchy look with clogged pores. 

Body polishing is a technique that involves scrubbing the entire body with a suitable cream that hydrates and exfoliates the skin by opening multiple pores thereby improving blood circulation and giving the skin a soft, supple, and smooth look.

It is safe for the skin because it contains natural ingredients and essential oils that have therapeutic on the skin, body, and mind.

Best DIY Body Polishing for the Perfect Skin Glow

 

BENEFITS OF BODY POLISHING

  • It exfoliates the skin by removing all dead skin cells, unclogging pores and promoting the regeneration of new cells thereby giving a healthy and glowing skin.
  • It moisturizes and hydrates the skin because the aromatic essential oil penetrates deep into the skin pores thereby giving the skin a soft, supple, smooth, and radiant look.
  • It reduces pigmentation by eliminating blemishes and reducing the production of melanin.
  • It stimulates blood flow and helps the skin to relax by getting rid of toxins thereby enhancing skin texture and giving the skin a natural and healthy glow.
  • It relaxes the mind and rejuvenates the body.

Best DIY Body Polishing for the Perfect Skin Glow

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR DIY BODY POLISHING

Best DIY Body Polishing for the Perfect Skin Glow

 

STEP BY STEP HOME BODY POLISHING PROCEDURES 

  • Take a warm shower with lukewarm water.
  • Gently massage your entire body with warm olive oil for 15 minutes.
  • Apply the DIY body polish on your body and gently massage with the loofah in a circular motion for at least 30 minutes.
  • gently scrub the hard areas of your body like the knees, elbows, and heels with the pumice stone.
  • Take a warm and refreshing shower without soap.

 

THE BEST DIY (DO IT YOURSELF) BODY POLISHING RECIPES

1. The Anti-Aging Strawberry-Sugar Body Scrub

Best DIY Body Polishing for the Perfect Skin GlowThis scrub is superb for combatting skin degradation from premature aging because strawberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C which helps to fight free radicals and helps boost collagen production. 

Strawberries also contain Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which is the holy grail for exfoliation as it effectively removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells thereby giving the skin a brighter glow and is also used to treat scarring, skin discoloration and signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. 

Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid which is also in the AHA family with its exfoliating properties.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 4 – 5 drops of essential oil
  • 3 – 4 Strawberries (blended puree)
  • 3 spoons of ground or even whole oats

Methods:

  • Stir all the ingredients very well in a bowl with a spoon until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  • Apply this strawberry-sugar scrub on your body and gently massage for a few minutes.
  • Rinse your body with lukewarm water.

 

2) THE RELAXING CBD BODY SCRUB

Best DIY Body Polishing for the Perfect Skin GlowThis scrub is infused with CBD oil which has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and also helps to inhibit oil production thereby preventing acne and reduce the visible signs of aging on the skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Brown Sugar (Sugar cane)
  • 3 tablespoons of Organic Jojoba oil
  • 1 dropper full of Populum’s 500mg Full-Spectrum Hemp CBD oil
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.

Methods:

  • Gradually mix the jojoba oil with the brown sugar 1 tablespoon at a time and stir well for the right consistency.
  • Add the CBD oil and fresh lemon juice to the mixture above till a thick sand consistency is achieved.
  • Gently apply this CBD body scrub on your dampened body for about 5 minutes in a circular motion.
  • Rinse your body with lukewarm water

 

3) THE ENERGIZING CITRUS PAPAYA SCRUB

Best DIY Body Polishing for the Perfect Skin GlowThis citrus and tropical fruit mood-boosting scrub help to improve skin elasticity by increasing collagen production and also helps to boost blood circulation especially in cold bleak months.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup of Sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Sunflower oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Pureed Papaya
  • 10 drops of Orange essential oil
  • A zest of lemon

Methods:

  • Stir all the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl with a spoon.
  • Dampen your skin and gently apply this citrus-papaya body scrub on the body for about 5 minutes in a circular motion.
  • Rinse your body with lukewarm water.

 

4) COFFEE-COCONUT-SUGAR SCRUB

Best DIY Body Polishing for the Perfect Skin GlowCoffee is rich in antioxidants thereby preventing premature aging and it also helps to brighten the skin. Sugar helps to moisturize the skin and is a natural exfoliator as it contains glycolic acid. Coconut oil helps to moisturize and nourish the skin. This scrub is very useful against cellulite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Coffee
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 6 – 7 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 5 – 6 drops of peppermint essential oil

Methods:

  • Stir these ingredients thoroughly in a bowl till a coarse paste is formed.
  • Gently apply this coffee-coconut-sugar body scrub on your dampened body in a circular motion for about 5 minutes.
  • Rinse your body with lukewarm water.

 

5) SEA SALT-COCONUT OIL BODY SCRUB

Sea salt body scrubSea salt is an excellent natural exfoliator and works best for oily skin. Coconut oil has a very strong and sweet aroma. Lavender oil can be used for stress relief and relaxation. Grapefruit oil is very useful against cellulite. Peppermint oil is very invigorating and useful for minor body aches and pains.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • 3/4 cup of coconut oil (carrier oil)
  • 8 – 10 drops of lavender, grapefruit, lemon or peppermint oil (essential oil)

Methods:

  • Stir all the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl till a thick paste is achieved.
  • Gently apply this sea salt- coconut body scrub on your dampened body in circular motions for about 5 minutes.
  • Rinse your body with lukewarm water.

 

6) ROSE PETALS BODY SCRUB

Rose petals body scrubRoses are rich in vitamins and minerals. They also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties thereby fighting inflammation and preventing premature aging resulting in a beautiful and perfect skin glow.

Rose petals possess antibacterial properties and act as natural skin toners. It is also a natural emollient that helps soothe dry and flaky skin and it helps prevent acne. Even the fragrance of rose petals is very effective in inducing sleep as it keeps you completely relaxed.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of dried Rose petals
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 2/3 cup of Coconut or Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Shea butter
  • 6 – 8 drops of absolute rose essential oil

Methods: 

  • Blend the dried rose petals, sugar, coconut oil, and shea butter in a blender and then add the rose essential oil to the mixture and stir properly.
  • Gently rub this rose petals body scrub on your dampened body in a circular motion for about 5 minutes.
  • Rinse your body with lukewarm water

 

7) BAKING SODA BODY SCRUB

Baking soda body scrubBaking soda is an excellent exfoliator and a brilliant toning agent thereby giving the skin a beautiful and perfect glow. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties thereby preventing pimples and acne. Very effective for Poison Ivy and calms hive. It also eliminates body odor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil
  • 2 drop of Lavender oil

Methods:

  • Stir all the ingredients together thoroughly in a bowl.
  • Apply this baking soda body scrub on your dampened body and gently rub in circular motions for 5 minutes and leave for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse your body with lukewarm water

 

PRECAUTIONS & TIPS FOR BODY POLISHING

  • Before you opt for any of these natural body polish treatment protocols, check your skin type.
    • Sugar-based body polish recipes work best for normal skin and not dry skin.
    • Brown Sugar-based body polish recipe works best for dry skin
    • Sea-salt based body polish recipe or bath salts works best for oily skin.
    • Shea Butter based body polish recipe works best for sensitive skin
  • These home-made body scrubs should be stored in airtight jars and containers. Ensure that they are refrigerated and used up within a month because it lacks preservatives that are present in the commercial body scrubs.
  • You scrub your body gently with this body scrub and don’t apply it with a lot of force so as not to leave undesirable scratches or marks on your body.
  • Do not apply any of these body scrubs on cracked or damaged skin as this may trigger an allergic reaction.
  • Ensure the use of sunscreen after getting this DIY treatment to avoid direct sunlight.
  • Be careful when using oil-based body polish recipe so as not to spill drops of oil on the ground which could lead to slips and accidents in the bathroom.
  • Avoid the use of soap bars after getting this DIY treatment because soap tends to make the skin dry thereby removing its moisturizing effects.

 

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