Body polishing is one of the most expensive services on any salon or spa’s rate card. It feels great when I take this service and get soft and glowing skin, but when I see the bill and the big hole it made in my pocket, it really hurts. I am sure that must be the story of many of you out there. So, the last time when I went to the parlor and got body polish done, I paid more attention to the process and things they were using and decided to try it on my own at home. I decided to use things that are already available at home and I did not buy anything new for this.
Enough of my stories, let’s get started with the process:
Things you will need for fresh fruit body polishing:
- Body scrub of your choice.
- Pumice stone or a loofah.
- Fresh fruit body polisher (I made mine by mixing papaya, banana, honey, oats and milk).
- Body oil or body lotion of your choice.
Step-by-Step process of Body Polishing:
Moisten your body with some warm water and apply the scrub all over the body in circular motion. I used Everyuth Walnut Scrub, as I don’t like mild scrubs, so this scrub was perfect for me. One can also make their own body scrub by following some of the recipes as detailed out by Somreeta here on IMBB. Do the scrubbing for 15 minutes, pay attention to all the parts of your body. Once done, wash your body with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
Apply the fresh fruit body polisher all over your body evenly. Now, sit and relax for 10-15 minutes. To make the same fresh fruit polisher which I used, you will need a cup full of ripe papaya, one full banana, 3-4 spoon of oats, 2-3 spoons of honey and half cup milk. Now, mix everything together to get a thick paste. One can use any fruit of choice that works well on their skin, but oats, honey and milk will remain the constant ingredients. Oats does a bit of scrubbing, honey and milk are moisturizing. I chose papaya as it is a natural exfoliator and banana makes skin glow and is always available at home.
After 10 minutes, take the loofah and rub your body gently in circular motion to remove the fresh fruit polisher. Splash some water if needed. One can use pumice stone on drier areas like knees and elbows. Finally, wash off the fresh fruit body polisher with warm water and pat dry your body with towel.
Now, the final step. Apply the body oil or body lotion of your choice all over your body. Use medium pressure and go in upward direction. Massage for 5 minutes, then wipe off with a damp towel to avoid staining of clothes. I used sweet almond oil.
That’s all, you are done with your fresh fruit body polishing session in the comfort of your home and without burning a big hole in your pocket. This whole process will take some 45 minutes to 1 hour, but the result you will see on your skin is worth the time and effort involved.
Have fun ladies!!
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