Body Polishing At Home For Supple Skin; A Complete Guide

Here is how to make your DIY exfoliator and use it for a body spa at the comfort of home.

Too lazy to visit a salon for regular skin rituals like body spa? Some of these beauty regimes can be done at the comfort of home with natural ingredients and without burning a hole in your pocket. If you read about the beauty rituals of queens, you will know natural ingredients were used for exfoliations ever since days bygone.

Benefits of body polishing

  • It promotes the regeneration of new cells by removing dead skin cells.
  • It deep cleanses the skin, more than a shower gel can do and makes your skin feel supple and look radiant.
  • It eliminates damages caused by the sun.
  • It improves blood circulation and gives a relaxing experience.
To start your at-home body polishing session, stock up on pumice stone, loofah, olive oil or any essential body oil and a body polish or exfoliator.

There are several ways how you can prepare your body polish or ‘ubtan’. For nourishment, use almond flour, sandalwood powder, rice flour and barley flour mixed with milk. To dislodge blackheads and whitehead, use daliya powder, masoor lentils, rice flour, mixed with rose water. You can additionally add, dried lemon peel of orange peel to your ubtan.

To start with the polishing process, first start with a hot shower to open up your pores.

Massage with olive oil or any essential oil. You can also warm up the oil for a therapeutic massage. Try to massage with circular or upward strokes.

Apply your scrub mixture all over your body and using the loofah or a wooden comb rub in circular motions.

Take another hot shower to rinse off the scrub thoroughly.

Finish your body polishing process by the moisturizing entire body.

Thinks to remember while polishing body for the first time

  • After making you DIY polishing agent, keep it in the refrigerator for 15 mins before using. The ‘ubtan’ being a natural agent has a shelf-life of not more than 15 days.
  • Massage your body with gentle strokes as the ubtan has coarse, grainy ingredients that can leave an ugly scratch on your body.
  • Clean your bathroom floor after a shower as the residue can make the floor slippery
  • If you have oily skin use bath salts in your polish, Brown sugar works wonder for dry skin while shea butter protects the sensitive skin.
It is advisable to try body polishing only twice a month so that body is not eroded of its natural moisture. Skip the procedure if you have open pores, sunburns or cuts.