You step foot inside a local skincare center offering skin polishing service such as microdermabrasion (which is the most popular form of skin polishing these days, by the way). You ask about the perks of undergoing it and think “I could use some of it!” So you ask about the cost. You come running out of the establishment fearing for your wallet!
Skin polishing can definitely make your skin look and feel better. However, its steep cost can certainly leave your budget in an utter wreck. Luckily, this essential beauty regimen for your face and body can be replicated at home with the use of some ingredients that you can obtain from the local supermarket and health food store.
Basically, skin polishing works by removing excess dead skin cells which tend to pile up as a fresh and younger-looking layer of skin forms underneath. There are several different benefits to enjoy for getting the skin polished:
- It removes oils, dirt and dead skin cells trapped inside the pores. Having clear pores is important if you want to prevent breakouts which are usually due to impurities causing an infection of the pores.
- It helps make your pores look smaller. Does taking selfies give you cold sweats because of your humongous pores? Then undergo skin polishing to remove trapped dirt and grime in the pores, making them shrink.
- It makes your complexion look glowing and healthy. Layers of dead skin cells can make your complexion look lifeless. Once they’re out of the picture, your complexion will surely look radiant and young-looking.
- It slows down the process of aging. Skin polishing comes with massaging action, which is beneficial for the skin. It helps improve circulation, in turn delivering more much-needed nutrients and oxygen to the skin.
- It promotes skin renewal. Experts say that polishing the skin stimulates the growth of new skin cells. With regular polishing, you will find it easier to attain as well as maintain a youthful appeal.
- It helps make shaves closer and fake tans last longer. With those piles of dead skin cells removed, shaving off unwanted hair can be easier. It also helps extend the color of an artificial tan.
These are some of the amazing benefits that skin polishing brings. If you don’t have the budget for regular professional skin polishing, fret not. Just like what’s mentioned before, you can polish your skin at home. Here are 5 of the best recipes for homemade skin polishers that you may try pronto:
Peel and boil a small potato. Once soft, mash it with a fork. Add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose cream, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of corn flour, 2 teaspoons of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of almond paste and 1/2 teaspoon of crushed cucumber. Massage on your face and body. Rinse off after 15 to 20 minutes.
Combine 5 teaspoons of baking soda, 5 teaspoons of raw honey and 3 teaspoons of rose water. Mix very well and gently massage the resulting paste on your damp face and body to remove dirt and grime trapped in the pores. Leave it in place for around 15 minutes, and then wash off thoroughly with water.
Have 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder, 5 teaspoons of turmeric powder, 1 cup of gram flour and 1 cup of powdered chamomile flowers (which you can buy at most health food stores) combined. Stash in the fridge. Add 5 tablespoons of water or milk to a small amount of the mixture and apply all over. Wash off after 10 minutes.
Mix equal amounts of plain yogurt and fuller’s earth. Massage the resulting paste all over. Let it dry there for about 15 minutes before rinsing off. Plain yogurt helps remove dead skin cells while fuller’s earth floods the new layer of skin with minerals to have it nourished.
Massage a couple of drops of olive oil or almond oil on your face before hitting the sack. Do not wash it off until the next morning. For polishing the body, massage generous amounts the oil of your choice all over your body 30 minutes before hitting the shower. Shower very well afterwards.