Body Polishing Benefits: Your At-Home Guide To Glowing Skin
If you've ever enjoyed body polishing treatments at a spa, or given yourself a head-to-toe body polishing at home, then you already know what a rejuvenating experience it can be.
On the other hand, if you've yet to try body polishing, then you definitely want to keep reading. Here's your guide to at-home body polishing and all the benefits it brings.
See Related: How To Use Exfoliating Body Scrub
1. What is body polishing?
Body polishing is a full-body exfoliation that removes a build up of dead surface cells, promotes healthy skin cell turnover, and moisturizes the skin.
Ingredients in the scrub itself can vary, but there will generally be some substance to physically exfoliate, such as sugar or coffee grounds. Body scrubs also contain nourishing ingredients like shea butter or jojoba oil, and sometimes essential oils that bring additional skin benefits.
2. How does body polishing work?
Body polishes play an important part in a rejuvenating and radiant skincare routine. They help remove dead skin cells, which encourages new cell growth.
The benefits of body polishing
Leaves skin soft by removing dead cells
Our skin is in the ongoing process of producing new cells to replace existing cells. It’s referred to as skin cell regeneration or turnover.
And it's how our epidermis does what it needs to do, namely, providing a protective barrier for the whole body. A well-functioning barrier keeps moisture in and irritants out.
Clogged pores also get a wash to improve skin texture
When you or a spa therapist applies and gently scrubs your entire body on the massage table, you not only slough off those cells, but dig dirt and excess oils out of pores. This improves all-over appearance and complexion.
A gently exfoliating body scrub also promotes blood circulation. Increased blood flow helps nourish cells and carry away toxins.
3. Who should try body polish?
In general, polishes work for all skin types. However, if you have chronic skin issues that require the attention of a dermatologist, then you may want to consult with them before booking a body polishing appointment or incorporating scrubs into your skincare routine.
Hydrating agents for sensitive skin
Small concentrations of glycolic and lactic acid, which are chemical exfoliants, may be the preferred path for people with a sensitive skin type. Enzymatic exfoliators and scrubs might be even better, since they are not as strong as hydroxy acids.
Lasting smoothness for dry skin
For those folks with dry skin, natural ingredients like oatmeal, rice starch, milk, or honey will feel soothing as it hydrates skin and rejuvenates skin.
Antibacterial properties for oily skin
If you have oily skin, you could benefit from body polishes with sea salt and essential oils that kill bacteria. Peppermint essential oil is minty and antimicrobial, which is a good mix with sea salt if you like a refreshing aroma and acne-fighting capabilities in your body oil.
4. Where can you get the best body polish?
At JUARA we blend the best of ancient wellness traditions with the latest findings in scientific circles to formulate the best skincare products. We create skincare that we hope will nurture your inner and outer beauty.
JUARA Candlenut Body Polish for a natural glow
Our Candlenut Body Polish provides a perfect example. It's a re-texturizing exfoliator that removes dead skin cells and more. As you massage it in, this polish works away at removing dirt and debris as well as worry and stress.
JUARA Candlenut Body Polish contains crushed walnut exfoliants, as well as nourishing illipe butter and botanical oils. It's free of soap and aggressive surfactants, but manages to beautifully clean and clarify with those fine walnut shell grains that gently exfoliate. This polish removes dead surface cells without scratching delicate skin.
All the ingredients explained
The candlenut oil, rice bran, and avocado oils bring a bevy of beautifying benefits. They all have essential fatty acids that help with hydration, and vitamin E to help fight free-radical damage and stave off oxidative stress with its antioxidant properties.
Candlenut oil, which is rich in linoleic and linolenic acid, delivers moisturizes and softens those rough areas. Rice bran oil really boosts hydration and elasticity. Avocado oil brings additional nourishment and a calming quality.
Here's a quick video of how you can use it as an on-the-go body polishing treatment.
5. How do you make DIY body polish?
For a DIY brightening body polish treatment, you'll need to include a physical, natural exfoliant. That can be anything from Himalayan rock salt, sea salt, pecan hulls, or sugar you find in your pantry.
You'll also want to add an oil or butter that brings moisture. And other ingredients that brighten or help with your particular areas of concern.
For improving skin tone
If you want to moisturize while improving tone and texture, try this next treatment recipe:
Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup lemon juice. Make sure the mixture is blended, and then stir in a couple tablespoons of coconut oil. If you like, you can mix in a few drops of your go-to aromatic essential oils as well.
Massage this coconut oil body scrub treatment all over your body and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off. And enjoy that body massage all over!
For smooth and glowing at-home treatments
Another skin healthy glow treatment option is this recipe with sugar, olive oil, shea butter, and dried rose petals:
Combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup dried rose petals, 2/3 cup olive oil, and one tablespoon of shea butter in a bowl and mix until all of the ingredients are combined and smooth. Essential oils are again up to you. Just make sure they're blended in well with the topical creams mixture.
6. Step by step guide for at-home body polishing treatment
- Take a shower or bath with lukewarm water
- Gently massage the body polish into your skin with your hands (spend a few minutes and enjoy the sensation)
- Give extra attention to the knees, elbows, and heels, and use a pumice stone on those rough areas if necessary
- Rinse off well, and pat dry
- Follow up by smoothing body lotions all over
7. How frequently should you exfoliate?
It's safe to exfoliate two to three times per week. However, you may want to exfoliate just once a week if you have dry skin.
Over exfoliating can leave you high and dry, so you want to be sensible about it. If you experience irritation, reassess what products you're using and how often you do it. It may be the ingredients or the frequency.
Now help yourself to glowing skin with whatever method you prefer! And just remember, JUARA's got your back (literally, in this case).
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