A polished personality can be made even sharper with a polished look. And to look polished, you have to achieve a polished skin. Yes, we are talking about skin polishing, which is the secret to a smooth, radiant and gorgeous skin. Whether you opt for professional services at a reputed spa or rely on yourself for skin polishing at home, the end results are incredible. However, a DIY skin polishing effort will come in a more affordable package. Need a bit more information about this hottest skincare trend? Keep reading.
What is Skin Polishing All About?
Skin polishing is nothing but a process of skin exfoliation (face and body) in which the outermost layer of the skin is sloughed off in order to eliminate blemishes and slow down aging. It also includes moisturizing the skin after polishing to ensure a healthy, beautiful glow. A skin polish treatment can be done by using a skin polishing cream or scrub or any other form of skin exfoliator. It makes the skin surface more even to reflect the light better, which turns the skin softer, smoother and shinier.
Benefits Of Skin Polishing At Home
If you know the type of your skin and choose the right skin polishing kit (give Aryanveda APS Diamond Skin Polishing Kit a try), you can enjoy all skin polishing benefits at home by following some simple and easy procedures. But before jumping into those recipes, let’s have a look at the benefits offered by skin polishing:
- Helps remove the layer of dead skin cells, thereby making the dark, dull and tired-looking skin glow
- Boosts blood circulation throughout the skin, which promotes collagen production and makes the skin firmer
- Removes dark spots, scars, dark circles, wrinkles, etc. to give a flawless skin
- Improves the texture of the skin and makes it smoother
- Enhances the skin tone so that the complexion becomes brighter and fairer
- Makes a safer and cheaper alternative to luxurious spa services
How To Do Skin Polishing At Home
When it comes to undergoing a skin polishing treatment at home, natural kitchen ingredients play a key role. We have listed down a few easy to prepare and simple to follow recipes that can help you get a polished skin in minutes:
- Sugar And Honey Polish
The sugar-honey scrub is known to be the best natural way to polish our skin and it is suitable for all skin types. Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with 2 tablespoons of pure, raw honey and blend them together. If the sugar crystals are too big, wait for a couple of minutes so that they melt partially. When a sticky paste (containing smaller sugar granules) is formed, apply it all over your skin and rub gently. Make sure that you follow a small circular motion while using your finger pads only.
- Sea Salt And Olive Oil Skin Polish
Sea salt itself is an excellent exfoliator which, when combined with olive oil, can impart a healthy glow to our skin. Prepare the scrub by combining 2 tablespoons of pure organic olive oil, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, and 8-10 drops of lavender essential oil with 4 tablespoons of sea salt and give the whole thing a good mix. Spread it over your damp skin and exfoliate gently while following circular motions with your fingertips.
- Baking Soda Skin Polish
Now, this is a one-ingredient skin polish that will easily give you desired results. All you need to do is to take your favorite face wash (for your face only) and body wash (for rest of the body) as per requirements and add baking soda to them in equal quantities. Make thick granular pastes and exfoliate your face and body respectively.
- Rice Flour Polish
The micro grains of rice flour are highly effective in removing the layers of dead cells from our skin. You will need 1 tablespoon of rice flour, 1 teaspoon of gram flour, and 1 tablespoon of pure honey to prepare this polish. Mix all the ingredients well and exfoliate your skin with the mixture for at least 5 minutes. Move your fingertips in small circular motions and be as gentle as possible.
- Orange Peel Polish
To prepare this polishing scrub, blend 1 tablespoon of raw milk with 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder. It should form a mixture of thin consistency. Spread it all over your skin and massage gently in order to exfoliate. The outcomes are quick and promising.
It is recommended that you polish your skin at least once every month and generously apply a good moisturizer after each session. It will make your skin look bright and healthy in no time.
If you aren’t too sure of making your own skin polish, Body shop’s Strawberry body polish is my favourite. It makes my skin soft and supple and leaves me smelling like mouthwatering strawberries. But if you aren’t a fan of strawberry, no worries the Satsuma body polish leaves you smelling refreshingly citrusy.