Body Polishing At Home - Benefits, How To Do It At Home, DIY Scrub

Posted 6 months ago by Vani Kambali in

Self-care is a divine responsibility. It needs attention, time and tones of dedication. In today's world where damaging something as delicate as the skin has become very easy, all due thanks to pollution, what we eat or the chemical products that we use, it is very important to fix it before it is too late. A damaged skin not only looks unhealthy but is not even a great thing to carry around or live in. While treating problems by directly applying products to it does great wonders, the skin seeks and needs more. That is when "Body polishing" comes into the picture.

What is body Polish?

While treating respective problems like acne and blemish is important, repairing the entire body using natural ingredients is also very crucial. Body polishing does exactly that and does a 360-degree work on it. It starts with cleaning the dirt from the body, exfoliating it to unclog all the clogged pores and work on locking moisture. It a very relaxing experience that treats the skin problem simultaneously. Taking care of your skin using body polishing every month is very important to maintain its health. You can make body polishers at home or buy one for yourself from the market. While it is important for everyone to get this done every month, it is the most crucial for a bride and should be her best friend while prepping for her wedding.

Benefits:

There are a lot of benefits that body polishing brings to your skin. Read through them as they will most definitely push you to implement this routine to your monthly beauty regime.

How To do Body Polish At Home

Things you will need:

Pumice stone1
Loofah1
Olive oil3 tbsp
DIY/ readymade body polish mask4-5 tbsp

Process:

  1. The very first step of a DIY body polishing is rinsing your body with lukewarm water or steaming your body.
  2. Take 3 tbsp of olive oil and massage your body with it for a good 10-15 minutes straight.
  3. Let it sink in and then take 4-5 tbsp of any homemade or readymade body polish.
  4. Rub it on your body for 5-10 minutes and concentrate on darker areas like knees, elbows and underarm.
  5. Use a loofah to gently exfoliate the skin and then use a pumice stone to gently scrub all the dead skin off.
  6. Take a fresh shower, pat dry and moisturise the skin.

Note: Don't use a harsh body cleanser and instead opt for a gentle one. Use body polish at least once every month. 

DIY Homemade Recipes For Body Polish

You don't necessarily need to invest in a lot of expensive products to get skin that radiates. In fact, using all natural products that are sitting in your very own kitchen, right when you are reading this, is all that you need. Here are a few recipes that will make the homemade polishing job easier.

With Sugar

#1 Brown Sugar And Jojoba Oil

Things you need:

Brown sugar1 cup
Jojoba Oil2 tbsp
Honey1/2 cup

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1 cup of brown sugar, 2 tbsp of jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of honey in it.
  2. Mix them really well and transfer it into a glass jar.
  3. Store it in a dark place.
Brown sugar helps in taking the dead skin cells out and jojoba oil helps in making the body shine and moisturised. Honey also helps in taking the tan[1] out and softening the skin.

#2 White Sugar, Honey And Jojoba Oil For Body Polishing

Things you will need:

White sugar1 cup
Honey1/4th cup
Jojoba Oil2 Tsp
Vanilla extract1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1 cup of white sugar, 1/4th cup of honey, 2 Tsp of jojoba oil and 1 Tsp of vanilla extract into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well till the paste is coarse due to sugar granules and yet keep it smooth.
  3. Transfer this into a jar and store it in the fridge for future use.
Sugar rubs and exfoliates[2] the skin to remove dead skin and avoid scaling. Honey being a natural humectant moisturise the skin and removes tan out of the layers. Jojoba oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that calm the skin and vanilla keeps infection at bay.

#3 Rose Petals And Sugar Polisher

Things you will need:

Dried rose petals1/2 cup
Sugar1 cup
Olive oil2/3rd cup
Shea Butter1 tbsp
Essential oil2-3 drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and crush dried rose petals to fill it till it reaches 1/2 the cup.
  2. Add 1 cup sugar, 2/3rd cup olive oil, 1 tbsp of Shea butter and 2-3 drops of your preferred essential oil.
  3. You can add rose essential oil itself to intensify the fragrance as well as the effect.
  4. Mix all the ingredients really well.
Rose petals work wonders for exfoliating the skin gently. Mixing sugar enhances the effect and works on stubborn dark marks. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidant that protects the ageing sign and Shea butter adds moisturise. Essential oil clarifies the skin and leaves it rejuvenated and breathing.

#4 Green Tea And Sugar Polisher

Things you will need:

Brewed green tea1 cup
Honey1 tbsp
White sugar2 cups

Process:

  1. Take a vessel and brew a cup of green tea into it. Once done, set it aside.
  2. Now, add 1 tbsp of honey and 2 cups of sugar into the green tea and mix them well.
  3. Don't make it too runny and stop when the consistency reaches a thick paste.
  4. Your all natural, homemade green tea body polisher is ready.
Green tea is high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that make the skin glow. Its anti-inflammatory properties keep free radical symptoms at bay while protecting skin from sun damage. Sugar exfoliates the skin and unclogs the pores[3]. Honey cleanses the skin while making it supple.

#5 Sugar, Dried Rose Petals And Lavender Oil Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Granulated sugar1 cup
Olive oil2 tbsp
Dried rose petals1/8th cup
Lavender flowers1/8th cup
Honey1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1 cup of granulated sugar, 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1/8th cup of dried rose petals, 1/8th cup of lavender flowers and 1 tbsp of honey into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well and transfer it into a jar.
  3. Store it in a cold and dark place.
Sugar scrubs the dead skin out while rose petal relaxes the body and de-stress. It also improves the skin quality and adds in a natural glow. The petals also contain a natural oil that hydrate and moisturise the skin. Lavender has antiseptic properties that keep infection at bay while olive oil and honey adds nourishment to the skin.

#6 Organics With Honey

Things you need:

Organic sugar1/2 cup
Organic salt1/2 cup
Honey1/2 cup

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1/2 cup of organic sugar, 1/2 cup organic salt and 1/2 cup honey into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well and set aside in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes before using.
The organic salt detoxify the body and stimulate blood flow which leads to regenerated cells that brings an inner glow. Sugar helps in scrubbing the dead skin off which otherwise makes the skin look very scaly. Honey works on dark areas like knees and elbows and makes them lighter.

#7 Lemon, Sugar And Honey Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Lemon juice1 cup
Honey2 tbsp
Sugar1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take 1 cup of lemon juice, 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of sugar into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well. Don't dissolve the honey entirely.
Lemon juice is a great bleaching and lightening agent that helps in improving the skin pigment[4]. Honey being a natural humectant keep the skin moisturised while the sugar scrubs all the impurities like oil, dead skin and clogged pores[5] away.

With Fruits


#1 Orange Peel And Brown Sugar

Things you will need:

Brown sugar2/3rd cup
Orange peel1/2 cup
Olive oil1/2 cup

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add a 2/3rd cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of orange peel powder and 1/2 cup of olive oil into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well till it becomes manageable to use and isn't too grainy because of the sugar.
  3. You can also add additional olive oil in case the paste is too thick.
Sugar gently exfoliates the skin and leaves it without impurities. Orange is an excellent fruit with most of its proteins, vitamins and natural oil in its peel. Using its powder for the body brings shine and polish for the skin. The olive oil helps in keeping the skin moisturised and nourished.

#2 Strawberries And Honey

Things you need

Strawberries4-5 pieces
Sugar1/2 cup
Honey2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take 4-5 strawberries, cut them into pieces and blend it.
  2. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tbsp of honey into it and mix all the ingredients really well.
Everyone wants to look gorgeous at all times and this body polisher is the key for it. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C and are also a natural antioxidant that keeps problems related to free radicals like wrinkles[6] and dull skin at bay. The sugar scrubs the impurities out, while the honey contributes to tightening and moisturising.

#3 Avocado And Cucumber Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Avocado oilAs required
Sugar2 cups
Cucumber2 medium

Process:

  1. Take 2 medium sized cucumbers, peel it and cut them into pieces.
  2. Blend it in the blender to make a pulpy mix and transfer it into a clean bowl.
  3. Add 2 cups of sugar and avocado oil to form a consistent paste.
  4. Mix them well and your avocado cucumber body polisher is ready for use.
Sugar removes dirt and impurities from the skin while cucumber with its 96% water provides the skin with hydration. It also contains ‘silica’, which tighten saggy skin. Avocado contains antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals as well as vitamins that work against ageing signs[7] and protect skin from sun damage.

#4 Orange Magic For Skin Polishing

Things you will need:

Sugar1 cup
Olive OilAs required
Orange juice2-3 Tsp
Orange essential oilA few drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1 cup of sugar, 2-3 Tsp of orange juice, a few drops of orange essential oil and a little olive oil in it.
  2. Mix the ingredients really well and apply it onto your entire body.
Sugar exfoliates the skin while boosting hydration. It unclogs pores while olive oil moisturises the skin. Orange juice is a rich source of vitamin C and helps in boosting the complexion and making skin brighter. It also contains antioxidant properties that protect the skin from harmful free radicals.

#5 Apple And Cinnamon Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Brown Sugar4 tbsp
Sugar3 tbsp
Ground cinnamon1 tbsp
Apple puree2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 4 tbsp of brown sugar, 3 tbsp of granulated sugar, 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon and 2 tbsp of pure apple puree in it.
  2. Mix the ingredients really well, set aside and use it when required.
Cinnamon prevents skin ageing whilst increasing the production of collagen in the body. It also has antiseptic properties that keep infection at bay. Sugar scrubs[8] the dead skin away while moisturising it. Apple also consists of antioxidant named polyphenols which keep free radicals at bay.

#6 Papaya And Oatmeal Body Polisher

Things you will need:

PapayaA few pieces
Brown sugar1 tbsp
Oatmeal1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take the whole papaya, peel it and cut it into small pieces.
  2. Add the pieces of papaya into a bowl and mash them into a puree.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of oatmeal into it and mix all the ingredients really well.
Papaya contains enzymes that treat the dry skin problem. It moisturises the skin and also improves the pigments due to phytochemicals present in it. The alpha-hydroxy acid also acts as a natural exfoliator and enhance the effect when mixed with oatmeal.

#7 Banana And Sugar Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Banana1
Sugar1 cup
Honey2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a banana, peel it and cut it into small pieces. Transfer it into a bowl.
  2. Using a fork, mash it till it reaches a pulpy consistency and then add 1 cup of sugar and 2 tbsp of honey into it.
  3. Mix all the three ingredients really well till it becomes manageable and easier to apply.
Banana is rich in potassium, vitamin E and C that protects the skin from numerous problems like skin ageing, dullness as well as sun damage. Honey being a natural humectant, add moisture to the skin and nourish it from deeper roots. Sugar on the other head scrubs the dirt and gunk out to leave skin feeling soft and supple.

With Oatmeal

#1 Oatmeal And Grape Seed Body Polisher

Things you need:

Oatmeal Powder1 cup
Sea Salt1/2 cup
Grape Seed oilAs required
Essential Oil (optional)A few drops

Process:

  1. Take a big container, add 1 cup full oatmeal powder, 1/2 cup sea salt, enough grapeseed oil to make a consistent paste and a few drops of essential oil into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well and transfer it into a glass container.
Oatmeal is a great natural exfoliator and can deeply cleanse the skin and brighten its complexion. Sea salt is also an exfoliator that helps to improves blood circulation. Grape seed oil contains vitamin C, D and E that helps in reducing wrinkles and tightening the skin[9].

#2 Oatmeal And Yoghurt Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Oatmeal1/2 cup
Yoghurt1/2 cup
Vitamin E oilA few drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 1/2 cup of yoghurt and a few drops of vitamin E oil into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well till it is coarse but in a smooth consistency.
Oatmeal is a great natural scrub that removes all the excess oil and dead skin cells away from the body. Yoghurt works great for lightening the skin pigmentation [10]and keeping it protected from damage. Vitamin E oil, adds moisture to the skin and also contain anti-oxidants that protect the skin from free radicals.

With Baking Soda

#1 Baking Soda And Lemon Juice Body Polisher

Things you need:

Baking Soda1 cup
Lemon Juice1/2 cup
Coconut oil1 tbsp
Essential oil2 drops

Process:

  1. Take a big bowl, add 1 cup full baking soda, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 2 drops of preferred essential oil in it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well and set it aside.
Baking soda and lemon juice both are great bleaching agents that help with darker areas like underarms, elbows and knees. Lemon juice is also a lightening agent that polishes the skin and add a natural shine due to the citric acid present in it. Coconut oil and essential oil nourishes the skin and help in keeping infection away.

#2 Baking Soda And Vitamin E Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Baking soda1 tbsp
Vitamin E oil2 drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1 tbsp of baking soda and 2 drops of vitamin E oil into it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients really well till they form a paste-like consistency.
  3. You can also add a little more vitamin E oil if the paste seems too dry.
Vitamin E is a great ingredient to fight against free radical and protect the skin from wrinkles and fine lines. Baking soda on the other hand is a gentle bleaching agent that lightens the skin complexion [11]and clear the skin off.

With Coffee

#1 Coffee And Coconut Oil Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Sugar1/4th cup
Ground coffee1/4th cup
Olive oil1 tbsp
Coconut oil2 tbsp
Sea salt1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a big bowl, add 1/4th cup of sugar, 1/4th cup ground coffee, 1 tbsp of olive oil, 2 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tbsp of sea salt into it.
  2. Mix the ingredients really well.
Coffee works as a great skin brightener and rubbing it continuously for a long time reduces cellulite. The coconut oil has antiseptic properties that keep infection at bay whilst moisturising the skin. Sea salt and sugar helps in scrubbing the impurities off and olive oil contains antioxidant properties that keep radicals at bay.

#2 Nutmeg And Coffee Powder Body Polisher

Things you need:

Nutmeg2 tbsp
Coffee powder2 tbsp
Sugar2 tbsp
Cocoa powder2 tbsp
Cinnamon powder2 tbsp
Coconut oilA few drops

Process:

  1. Take a big bowl, add 2 tbsp of nutmeg, 2 tbsp of coffee powder, 2 tbsp of sugar, 2 tbsp of cocoa powder and 2 tbsp of cinnamon powder in it.
  2. Add a few drops of coconut oil into the mix and whisk it till it reaches a smooth consistency.
Nutmeg gently scrubs the body and its antioxidant properties protect the skin from free radicals and soothe the skin. Cocoa powder brightens the skin pigment while the cinnamon kills the bacteria. Coconut oil contributes to adding moisturise to the skin.

#3 Coffee And Yoghurt Body polish

Things you will need:

Grounded coffee powder1 cup
Yoghurt1/2 cup

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1 cup full grounded coffee powder and add 1/2 cup of yoghurt into it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients really well till they form a consistent paste.
Grounded coffee brightens the face and gently scrubs the dark areas like elbow, underarms and knees out. Yoghurt, on the other hand, has lactic acid that helps in exfoliating the skin and it also contains anti-aging properties[12] that keep problems like free radical away.

#4 Aloe Vera Gel And Coffee Oil Body PolishThings you will need:

Aloe Vera Gel2 tbsp
Vitamin E oil1 Tsp
Coffee oil1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel, 1 Tsp of vitamin E oil and 1 Tsp of coffee oil into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well to till it forms and runny consistency.
  3. Transfer it into a jar and store it for future usage.
Aloe Vera gel tighten the skin and prevents free radical. The coffee gently exfoliates the skin and also help with skin brightening. Vitamin E contains antioxidants that also contribute to treating free radicals and preventing wrinkles and fine lines. Vitamin E also helps in skin moisturising[13] .

#5 Apricot Kernel And Cocoa powder Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Granulated sugar3/4th cup
Apricot Kernel1/4th cup
Cocoa powder1 tbsp
Vegetable glycerin1 tbsp
Organic vanilla extract1 tbsp
Essential oil20-40 drops
Almond2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 3/4th cup of sugar, 1/4th cup of apricot, 2 tbsp of almond powder and 1 tbsp of cocoa powder in it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well and then add 1 tbsp of vegetable glycerin and 20-40 drops of preferred essential oil in it.
  3. Mix them again and store it in a glass jar. Store it for future use.
Sugar are great natural exfoliator[14] that gets rid of dead skin cells and clears all impurities away. Cocoa brightens the skin while glycerin keeps infection, wrinkles and fine lines at bay. Almond moisturises the skin without clogging the pores and essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties that prevent skin ageing.

#6 Coffee And Sugar Scrub For Body Polishing

Things you will need:

Coffee1/2 cup
Sugar1/2 cup
Coconut OilAs required
Peppermint Essential Oil5-10 drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1/2 cup coffee, 1/2 cup sugar, coconut oil to make a consistent thick paste and 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil in it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well and store it in a glass jar.
Coffee contains antioxidants that protect the skin from premature ageing signs. It boosts blood circulation whilst brightening the body. Sugar is glycolic acid that naturally exfoliates the skin and unclog the pores. Coconut oil deeply moisturises the skin and peppermint oil adds a refreshing aroma to the mix.

With Oils

#1 Rosemary And Lavender Body Polisher

Things you need:

Kosher salt1/2 cup
Olive oil1/4th cup
Lavender essential oil1 tbsp
Rosemary leaves1 tbsp chopped

Process:

  1. Take a bowl filled with 1/2 cup kosher salt.
  2. Add 1/4th cup of olive oil, 1 tbsp of lavender essential oil and 1 tbsp of rosemary, finely chopped.
  3. Mix all the ingredients really well till it reaches a smooth consistency.
Kosher salt rejuvenates the skin and kills bacteria's. Olive oil contains antioxidants that get rid of the free radicals and lavender essential oil cleanse the skin of impurities whilst relaxing the entire body. It also works as a great de-stress. The rosemary contributes to protecting the skin from sun damage.

#2 Vanilla Extract And Almond Oil Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Brown sugar1/2 cup
White sugar1/4th cup
Vanilla extract3 tbsp
Almond oilA few drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4th cup white sugar, 3 tbsp of vanilla extract and a few drops of almond oil into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well to form a coarse paste.
Vanilla is a great ingredient to improve the quality of the skin due to the B-vitamin present in it. Apart from scrubbing the impurities out, sugar also contains glycolic and alpha-hydroxy that is responsible for maintaining the quality of the skin and protecting it from going either too dry or too oily.

#3 Coconut Oil And Sea Salt Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Coconut oil1 cup
Sea salt1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bow, add 1 cup of coconut oil and 1 tbsp of sea salt in it.
  2. Mix both of them really well and transfer it into a bottle for future use.
Coconut oil contains antiseptic properties that keep the skin protected from bacteria and infections. The sea salt act as a gentle cleanser and exfoliator that help in getting rid of impurities like an oily skin[15], dead skin cells and also treat pore problems.

#4 Sea Salt And Vitamin E Oil Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Sea salt2 cups
Vitamin E oil2-3 tbsp
Baby oilAs required
Honey2-3 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a big bowl, add 2 cups of sea salt and 2-3 tbsp of vitamin E oil in it.
  2. Add the required amount of baby oil to make a smooth paste out of it.
  3. Add 2-3 Tsp of honey to it and mix all the ingredients really well.
Sea salt is a great exfoliator for the skin as it helps in getting rid skin impurities. Vitamin E oil is rich in antioxidant which keeps free radical at bay while moisturising the skin. Honey acts as a natural humectant and contributes to keeping skin soft. It also contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties that keep infection at bay.

#5 Red Mandarin And Lavenders For Body PolishingThings you will need:

Brown sugar1 cup
Lavender1/2 cup
Coconut oil1/2 cup
Lavender essential oil25 drops
Red Mandarin oil10 drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of ground lavender, 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 25 drops of lavender essential oil and 10 drops of red mandarin oil into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well and transfer it into a jar.
  3. Store it in the refrigerator and use every now and then.
Brown sugar is a great natural exfoliator while lavender has anti-inflammatory properties that keep the redness away and prevent skin from sun damage. Coconut oil naturally moisturises the skin and prevents infection. The red mandarin oil brightens the skin and work against oily skin as well.

#6 Oils And Shea Butter For Body Polishing

Things you will need:

Coconut oil1/4th cup
Shea butter1/4th cup
Almond oil2 oz

Process:

  1. Take a saucepan and add 1/4th cup of coconut oil, 1/4th cup of shea butter and 2 oz of almond oil in it.
  2. Melt the oils and once hot enough to handle, transfer it into a jar.
  3. Put it in the refrigerator to harden. Once done, take it out and mix it till it reaches a fluffy consistency.
  4. Transfer it again to a container and your body polish is ready.
Oils and butter are great sources of moisturising the skin. Almond oil contains vitamin E that fight against free radical and protect skin from wrinkles and fine lines. It also protects skins layers from UV rays damage. Coconut oil keeps infection at bay and Shea butter contains anti-inflammatory properties that keep the skin calm.

With Lentils

#1 Lentils And Honey Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Red lentils1 cup
Rosewater5 tbsp
Honey1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a cup full of lentils and blend it into a powdery consistency.
  2. Add 5 tbsp of rosewater into it and mix well to make a smooth paste. Add 1 tbsp of honey to it as well.
  3. Mix all the ingredients really well and store it in a glass jar.

#2 Yellow Lentils And Milk

Things you need:

Yellow lentils1 cup
Milk1/4th cup

Process:

  1. Take a cup of lentils and blend it into a powdery consistency.
  2. Add 1/4th cup of milk and mix it well to form a smooth manageable paste.
  3. Store it in the refrigerator and use it as is.
Lentils are a great ingredients that helps in brightening the face and tightening the skin. Milk is rich in B vitamin, alpha hydroxy acids, calcium and other potent antioxidants that repair, nourish and moisturise the skin for a 360 degree betterment.

#3 Red Lentils And Licorice Body Polisher

Things you need:

Red Lentils2 tbsp
Orange paste2 tbsp
Turmeric powder1/2 Tsp
Licorice1 tbsp
Lemon juice1 tbsp
Raw milk2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Blend 1 cup of red lentils into a powdery consistency. set aside.
  2. Peel 1 whole orange and blend it into a paste form as well.
  3. Take a fresh bowl, add 2 tbsp of the ground red lentils, 2 tbsp of the orange paste, 1/2 Tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tbsp of licorice, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 2 tbsp of raw milk into it.
  4. Mix all the ingredients really well and store it in a glass jar. Refrigerate and use it as and when.
Lentils help in brightening up the skin while orange exfoliates the skin and vitamin C present in it improves the overall health. Lemon juice contains citric acid and is also a natural bleaching agent that improves the skins' pigments and add a natural glow to it.

#4 Lentils, Rice Flour And Yoghurt For Body Polishing

Things you will need:

Rice Flour2 Tbsp
Lentil powder1 tbsp
Turmeric powderA pinch
Yoghurt4 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a small bowl, add 2 tbsp of rice flour, 1 tbsp of lentil powder, a pinch of turmeric and 4 tbsp of yoghurt into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well and store it in a small container.
Lentils are a great source of iron and proteins that improve the overall health of the skin. It also induces collagen production and improves the elasticity of the skin. The rice flour works as anti-aging ingredients as it fights the free radical and protects skin from wrinkles and fine lines. It also controls the sebum secretion and keeps oil in check. The turmeric brightens the skin while yoghurt protects it from infection.

With Flour

#1 The Traditional Turmeric And Gram Flour Treatment

Things you will need:

Gram flour2 Tsp
Turmeric powder2 pinch
Milk cream1 Tsp
Rosewater1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 2 Tsp of gram flour, 2 pinches of turmeric powder, 1 Tsp of milk cream and 1 Tsp of rosewater into it.
  2. Mix the ingredients really well till it forms a semi-clay texture.
  3. Store it in the refrigerator till it lasts long. Use it as and when required.
Gram flour removes the tan while the turmeric powder protects skin from infection. Turmeric matches Indian undertone and hence can be used as a skin brightener. The milk cream provides the skin with a satin soft skin while providing hydration. Rose water removes excess oil and adds fragrance to the skin.

#2 Rice And Tomato Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Raw rice1 cup
Tomato puree1 cup

Process:

  1. Take a cup full of raw rice and blend it till you reach a powdery consistency. Add a little water and blend again.
  2. Transfer it into a bowl and add 1 cup of tomato puree to it.
  3. Mix the ingredients really well and use when required.
Rice is a great astringent that helps in protecting the skin and tightening it. It also cools redness and calms the skin down. Tomatoes cure pore problem and the high amount of vitamin C and bleaching adds a natural glow to the skin from within. It also protects the skin from UV rays.

#3 Rice And Gram Flour Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Rice Flour4 tbsp
Gram Flour2 tbsp
Lemon2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder1/2 tbsp
Curd2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 4 tbsp of rice flour, 2 tbsp of gram flour, 1/2 tbsp of turmeric powder and 2 tbsp of curd into it.
  2. Mix the ingredients really well till it forms a nice thick paste.
  3. Cut 1 whole lemon into half and squeeze it into the paste.
  4. Mix all the ingredients really well and store it for future use.
Rice flour contains ferulic acid and allantoin that protect the skin from Uv rays and sun damage. Continuous usage helps with dark circles as well. The gram flour contains rich in protein, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and beta-carotene that repairs the entire skin 360 degrees.

#4 Flour, Almond And Raw Milk Body Polisher

Things you will need:

Red Lentils1/3rd cup
Split Green Gram1/3rd cup
Gram Flour1/3rd cup
Rice Flour1/3rd cup
Almonds10-12
Raw milkAs required

Process:

  1. Take a blender and add1/3rd cup of red lentils, 1/3rd cup of green gram 1/3rd cup of gram flour, 1/3rd cup of rice flour, 10-12 almonds into it.
  2. Blend them well and set aside.
  3. Take a fresh bowl, add 2 tbsp of the freshly made powder and mix it with raw milk till it forms a smooth consistency.
Lentils have rich fibres and vitamin B that help in reducing redness and irritated skin. Green gram is packed with nutrients like vitamin C, B and manganese that gently exfoliates and prevent free radical. Rice flour contributes in skin whitening while the gram flour removes tans.

#5 Rice Powder And Mint Leaves Body Polisher

Things you need:

Rice Powder1 cup
Mint LeavesHandful
Almond OilAs required
Camphor Powder1 Tsp
Oatmeal Powder1/2 cup
Peppermint Essential Oil10 drops

Process:

  1. Take a blender, add a handful of mint leaves and blend. Stop after a few seconds, add a little water and blend again to form a paste. Keep it aside.
  2. Take a bowl, add 1 cup rice powder, 1 Tsp camphor powder, 1/2 cup oatmeal powder, 10 drops of peppermint essential oil and the freshly made mint paste.
  3. Mix all the ingredients really well and apply it to your entire body.
Rice powder is an amazing exfoliant for the skin that helps in removing oil and dead skin cells. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits which treat sunburn and suntan. Oatmeal cleanses the skin and adds moisture while the mint with its antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties make the skin healthy.

#6 Rice, Milk And Almond Polisher

Things you will need:

Almond powder1 cup
Barley Flour1/2 cup
Rice powder4 Tsp
Sandalwood powder2 Tsp
MilkAs required
Almond oilAs required

Process:

  1. Take a big bowl, add 1 cup almond powder, 1/2 barley flour, 4 Tsp rice powder and 2 Tsp sandalwood powder in it.
  2. Add milk and almond oil as required to make a semi-runny paste out of it.
  3. The homemade milk and almond polisher is ready.
Almond powder is a natural exfoliator and is rich in Vitamin E that helps in nourishing the skin from its deepest layer. Barley controls the sebum secretion and keeps the skin from getting overly oily. It also enhances the elasticity of the skin. Rice powder has anti-inflammatory properties that keep dullness away and sandalwood's antibacterial properties keep infection at bay.

Top 5 Body Polishers In The Market

Well, the market understands the demand and is filled with a body polishing product that does a 360-degree work. From repairing, nourishing till the final stage of moisturising, a body polish does all that from one single product. While it might be a tedious job for people to take time out and make the polishers, one can always order or pick one from the top list and provide the skin with the benefits that it truly deserves. Here is a list of top 5 body polishers that are mostly natural and scrub away all your skin problems without irritating the skin. Pick one whenever you are out shopping next time and treat your skin.

Body Shop Strawberry Body Polisher

200ml- 299/- Rating: 4.4/5 The body shop is the most trusted brand when it comes to affordable skin care products. It is known for its effects, its fragrance and also its textures. The body shop strawberry body polisher is also one of the most trusted products of the brand. The product contains real strawberry extracts and has a sweet strawberry fragrance that lingers long enough to survive you the whole day. It exfoliates the skin and moisturises it. Use it on the damp skin and massage in a gentle circular motion. Pros:

Vedantika Herbals Skin Polishing Scrub

100gm-245/- Rating: 4.2/5 The Vedantika Herbal contains natural ingredients that make it very gentle on the skin and repair all the problem from the very deep layer. Apart from repairing the damage, this skin polishing scrub rejuvenates, nourish and re-oxygenate the skin. Using circular motions to apply it on your body will improve the blood flow making the skin naturally flush and regenerating cells. It will also exfoliate the skin whilst moisturising the skin. Pros:

Tvam Apricot And Walnut Body Polisher

100gms- 988/- Rating: 4.7/5 Tvam contains natural ingredients like almond, honey, rose water and aloe vera that exfoliates the skin and scrub out all the dead skin cells out. Using it multiple times can make the skin polished, smooth and glowing. It comes with a fragrance that is very mild but would last a very long time. Apart from toning and smoothening the skin, the Tvam, apricot and walnut body polisher also contributes to removing blackheads, unclog the clogged pores and deep cleanse the skin. Pros:

Fabindia Black Sesame and Salt Body Polisher

100gm-250/- Rating: 4.3/5 FabIndia is an all natural brand that is known for its Khadi collection. They have a whole range of beauty products that naturally treats hair and skin problem. They are natural and gentle and also very light on the pocket. The sesame and salt body polisher is also one of the products from their fabulous range. The aroma of sea salt and black sesame works like a great relaxing treatment while polishing the body. It exfoliates the skin and also nourishes it at the same time. You will have to mix it with yoghurt, milk or oil to use it on your body. Pros:

Forest Essential Cane Sugar and Tamarind Body Polisher

300gms-2875/- Rating- 4.5/5 Certain products sell well because they work on the problematic area while leaving one with experience. The Forest essential cane sugar and tamarind body polisher are exactly that. Using it on a weekend will leave you will a spa-like experience and a glowing, radiating skin. While the product might be a little high end, you will find it worth it because it does not take a lot of times to reflect back results. Massaging it on the skin helps it with deeply penetrating its goodness in the deepest layers of the skin. This rejuvenates and nourishes the skin. It also hydrates the skin and leaves it glowing and glistening. Use it on wet skin to remove surface dead cells and polish it under the shower.

Now that you are aware of the basic definition, homemade body polishers and the best ones available in the market, all you have to do is follow them to improve the quality of your skin. While we give full attention to our face by constantly trying out new products to treat them and make them look great, the rest of the body is left out. Using just body washes and moisturisers isn't enough. They need that extra treatment to look glowing, fresh and young. You can wear tones of makeup and try to cover up all your flaws, however, the best way you can treat your skin is by adding a natural glow and shine to it. It is said that the best foundation a woman can wear is glowing skin and body polishing can take you a step closer to that goal!

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 20/4/2019 

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