Body polishing refers to the skin treatment where the outer dead layer of skin is scuffed away to reveal smooth, soft and fresh looking skin. Our skin is exposed to various environmental pollutants on a daily basis.
This combined with stress, over exposure to the sun and poor dietary habits can all make our skin appear tired and lifeless. Body polishing uses natural abrasive products to reveal the softer and fresher lower layer of skin by removing the dead top layer.
Other than making our skin appear smooth and soft, there are many other benefits to undergoing regular body polishing treatments. A body polish uses ingredients which have an oily base which helps to hydrate and moisturize the skin. This treatment also helps to improve the lymphatic and blood circulation. Body polishing also helps to treat cellulite problems.
Body polishing paves the way for other spa treatments. If you are planning to go in for a tan, then undergo a body polishing treatment before hand as it helps you to get an even tan. Body polishing helps in removing dirt and other impurities from the skin pores. This is very important especially if you are going in for a mud treatment or skin wrap treatments as it helps the skin to benefit better from these treatments.
Body polishing is normally done by a beauty therapist who applies naturally abrasive products on the skin and works it into the skin with various massaging, scrubbing and rubbing motions. If properly done, a body polishing treatment will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalized. Most body polishing treatments last for half an hour at the end of which your skin will be dewy and baby soft.
Some of the most common ingredient used in body polishing is salt or sugar. Mineral or sea salt has excellent hydrating properties. Sugar can leave the skin feeling smooth and soft. The other ingredients which are normally used in body polishing are loofah, fruits like strawberries, oatmeal, different spices, green tea, candlenut and seaweeds.
Body polishing treatment can leave you feeling energized and pampered. However if you are having fever or are suffering from cancer, it is advisable not to go in for this treatment. If you are having sunburn then do not go in for body polishing until the skin has healed.