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A Guide to At- Home Body Polishing

By Shweta Sarawgi @GlamnGloss
One of my favorite at home rituals to deal with Sun Tan, Dullness and/ or Scaly Dry skin.
Here I share my process and products that can be used for effective skin polishing at home.
at- home Body Polishing
Step 1 : Bleach 
  • This is an optional step. But its is very effective while dealing with Sun Tan. 
  • If you haven't used body bleach earlier then you can either skip this step or do a patch test before.  
  • It is advisable to apply bleach on skin which is free from any oil or cream and dust and grim. 
  • Choosing bleach is a personal preference. Prepare as per instruction on the pack and apply a thick layer on areas dealing with sun tan. 
  • Bleach should not  be applied for more than 10 mins. 10 mins are enough to reduce the Tan. Must not be applied on cuts or bruises. 
  • Remove Bleach with a wet wash cloth.

Step 2: Scrub
  • This is the most important step of body polishing.
  • Choose between a home made scrub or ones available in market.
  • Scrub slowly using circular motions. 
  • Scrub atleast for 15 - 20 mins.
  • Choosing a scrub should be according to skin type. Their are many scrub available in market like St. Ives scrub, Biotique, Soulflower, Oxy Glow
  • You can choose a wide range of Body Scrubs and salts from Flipkart 

Home- Made body scrubs recipes:
Home- Made body scrub
Home- Made body scrub
Home- Made body scrub
Step 4: Rinse
  • Rinse the scrub with warm water.
  • Do not use soap.
  • Warm water will help the essential oil seep inside the skin better.
  • Dab the extra water from skin. 

Step 5: Massage 
  • Massage your favorite cream or oil for few minutes. 
  • Add few drops of essential oils to them to make them even more relaxing.
  • Massage atleast for 5 mins.

Step 6: Hot Towel Wrap
  • Keep 2 Body towel handy.
  • Dip them into warm water and wring the extra water out. and wrap yourself.
  • Do this for 5 - 10 mins. Change the towel when it feels cool. 
  • This is an optional step but has great benefits. 
  • Take care while wringing the warm water.

Step 7: Body Pack
  • Same as scrub this is also important step.
  • There are great variety of packs available in market. I even use face packs as body packs. They work wonder too.
Body packs can be made at home too using some simple ingredients like :
  1. Choose One ingredient each from following parts to make a pack for yourself. 
  2. Natural ingredients are safe and there is no set combination.
  • Part 1: Oatmeal, Besan, Fuller's Clay.
  • Part 2: Curd, Honey, Milk Cream, Aloe Vera Gel, Fresh Fruit pulps like Avocado, Tomato, Papaya or Pineapple, Carrot,
  • Part 3: Orange ring, Lemon Rind, Citrus fruit juice, rose petals, sandalwood powder, turmeric, Few drops of essential oils like Tea tree, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Germanium etc.

Step 8: Rinse
Same as above Step 4.

Step 9: Relax
Relaxation is a key to a good home spa. Follow the rinse with a moisturizer of your choice Take time to relax after the spa.. sip in some warm tea and read your fav book .. or just lie down and take a nap. 
This Body Polishing method is very effective, I usually do it every two to three weeks to get rid of sun tan and dry flaky skin ( I use body bleach only once a month or after an intense tan). If I am in hurry then I prefer using packaged products from market and when I have time I prefer using Home Made stuff.
Do let me know how you liked the post. 
Stay Beautiful,Shweta 

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