Skin polishing, also known as microdermabrasion, is an aesthetic procedure to bring back the natural glow of your skin. A correctly done polishing treatment cleans away the dullness-causing dead skin layer from the surface of our skin. The result is baby soft and glowing skin. This super relaxing treatment is done at a dermatologist’s clinic through the use of various chemical peels like lactic acid or glycolic acid peels. You can also get it done at various spas or beauty salons using natural or herbal ingredients. A body polish treatment lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour. Facial skin is much more delicate. So, face polishing takes anywhere between 8-10 minutes. In this time, your skin is deeply exfoliated and massaged. Ayurvedic skin polishing also detoxifies your body. Skin polishing treatments can be done at home too. You can use store-bought skin brightening kits or come up with your own DIY.
Why should you polish your face & body?
Microdermabrasion is a very skin-friendly minimal side-effect procedure to cure cosmetic skin damages. Here are some benefits of skin polishing:
1. Skin polishing deep cleanses clogged pores of face and body.
2. It gets rid of excess oil from the skin and helps in controlling oil balance.
3. Skin polishing gets rid of sun exposure damage and pollution damage.
4. It helps to prevent recurring skin issues like acne and flaky skin.
5. Mineral-based skin polishing treatments provide additional detoxifying benefits.
6. Skin polish softens and brings a glow to your skin.
7. It increases skin’s moisture-absorbing power.
8. Skin polishing helps in fading skin pigmentation.
How to do body polishing at home?
Faces Canada Bath N Body Milk & Honey Body Scrub
Faces Canada Bath N Body Milk & Honey Body Scrub is a sugar-based foam body exfoliator. This 2-in-1 body polish washes and exfoliates in one go. Enriched with honey, milk extracts and natural sugar granules, this body scrub softens, deep cleanses and unclogs pores on your body. It enhances skin renewal by scrubbing away the dead and dull skin layer from the surface of your skin. If you enjoy that soft and delicate feel post body polish, this is the product for you!
Plum Vienna Coffee Body Scrub
Enriched with pure Austrian coffee bean shell powder, walnut shell powder and liquorice extracts, Plum Vienna Coffee Body Scrub provides you with the richest spa body polishing experience at your own home. The skin-friendly body polish sloughs off those pesky dead skin on top that creates dullness. This 100% vegan and cruelty-free body scrub also soothes the dry patches on your body and provides an instant boost in nutrition. This is a treat for all those coffee lovers!
Papaya-Honey-Sugar Face & Body Polish
If you have pigmentation, hyperpigmentation, dullness, uneven skin tone or signs of ageing, papaya is your best home remedy. The antioxidants and enzymes in papaya restore the skin’s lost glow and bring an even tone to your complexion. Honey is an excellent natural moisturizer and emollient. It not only treats dryness but also soothes inflamed and sun-damaged skin. The gritty, granular texture of sugar helps to get rid of dead skin cells and induces skin renewal. To make this papaya body polish, smash a 5cm piece of ripe papaya and add 1/2 tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of sugar. Scrub and massage your face and body with this body polish for 10 minutes and wash off. Use once a week for maximum benefits.
Body Cupid Activated Charcoal Anti-toxin & Pro-glow Purifying Body Scrub
If you are looking for a good detoxifying body polish, then Body Cupid Activated Charcoal Anti-toxin & Pro-glow Purifying Body Scrub is the excellent pick. This activated charcoal-based body polish purifies the skin from environmental and pollution-induced damages. Walnut Shell Powder unclogs the skin pores and provides a deep exfoliating effect to your skin. The delicate Moroccan argan oil supples up your skin and makes it smooth and firm. This unisex skin polish is perfect for both face and body.
Prakrta Mint & Almond Skin Polisher
Based on pure natural herbs and minerals like almond, apricot powder, organic sugar, oatmeal, mint oil, neem and fuller’s earth, Prakrta Mint & Almond Skin Polisher provides you with a never-before home spa experience. This preservative and harmful chemical-free formulation comes with powerful skin purifiers and anti-microbials. This face and body polisher not only removes dead skin and reveals bright skin from within but also deeply purifies, prevents acne and adds moisture. This unisex skin polish suits every skin type.
Coffee-Jojoba Oil-Aloe Vera Skin Polish
Coffee is one of the best body rejuvenating kitchen ingredient. Coursely ground coffee acts as a skin scrub to wash off dead skin. It is also an excellent ingredient for cellulite removal. Jojoba oil penetrates deep into the skin and supplies moisture to the dermal layers. Aloe vera is a powerhouse of antioxidants and minerals. It is a fantastic skin ingredient for all skin types. To make this soothing and deep conditioning coffee-jojoba-aloe body polish, mix one tablespoon cold-pressed jojoba oil with one tablespoon aloe vera extract. Now add 3/4 tablespoon coffee powder to it, and your face and body polish will be ready. Use this body polish once a week. Massage face for 3 minutes and body for 8-10 minutes for best results.
After skin polishing, the skin remains sensitive to external damages. Make sure to apply a generous amount of sunscreen. Avoid lengthy hot showers, sauna treatments for two weeks after each session of skin polishing.