Monday, 19 December 2011

Body Polishing made easy

Im just gonna quit on explaining how important our skin is and how we should take care of it. Well we all are aware of it, since we read it over and over again everywhere we go and in every product we use :P
So, lets start with the stuff we will need to get our body polished:
1. Pumice stone or a loofah
2. Oils like coconut/olive
3.Exfoliating scrubs like sugar/salt
4.You can use skin polishing kits that are available in the market/ shea butter/choco butter/jojoba butter.
EXFOLIATION: To start with moisten your body with warm water and apply your favorite body scrub
 ( you can use any face scrub or home made scrubs like powdered oats, sandal paste etc) rub every area in circular motion.
For acne on back, arms and legs you can use fruit peels or packs with retino. Keep moisturising skin and avoid getting exposed to sunlight.
After 20-25 minutes you can take a warm shower and massage your body with olive/coconut oil. With the help of a towel warm and steam your body. You can continue with salt or sugar scrub. This completes the exfoliation process.

SKIN POLISHERS: Home made body polish is a cheap and easy solution. Fresh strawberries mixed in vitamin E oil can be an excellent polisher. Polishing can start right after exfoliation.
Brown sugar, Dry Orange peel powder, almond oil can also be another polish.
Voila Your'e done.

Mix Brown Sugar and Jojoba Oil ( Polisher):  Add 1 cup brown sugar/finely ground sea salt, 1/2 cup jojoba oil, 1 tablespoon orange essential  oil, 4-5 capsules vitamin E to a glass bowl. You can also use a little of your body wash to this mixture.
 Scrub in circular motion. Rinse and apply moisturiser.

Baking soda and Aloe Vera scrub( Exfoliatant): Baking soda is a exfoliatant. It also softens skin. Helps in preventing acne and body odour. It is a wonder ingredient in the bathroom.
Add 2 tbsp of baking soda to a bowl with some pure aloe vera gel.
Baking soda can be used everyday with or without aloe vera.
Baking soda with honey makes a good face scrub. Mix 1 tsp of honey with 1/4 tsp of baking soda. scrub with circular movement and wash with warm water. If you have sensitive skin just use honey, it traps moisture and leaves your skin cleansed but not dried out.

Coffee Scrub:
Ground coffee ( nice lil pieces-not powdered), Sea salt, and any herbal oil that you own. Mix and scrub scrub scrub..

Oatmeal Scrub:
Mix 2 heaping tbsp of oatmeal with 1 tsp of baking soda, add enough water to make a sticky paste, scrub and rinse off with warm water.

Happy Scrubbing :)

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  1. WOW! Love this post <3


  2. Thank you, this is not my own tho. But i practice it. Got it from 2-3 websites.