How To Do Body Polishing at Home During Lockdown

We all pamper our skin multiple times by doing facials,  spas, cleansing, and what not? But ever realized that our body, that has been exposed to dirt and pollution every single day needs equal care too? If you notice dead skin, ingrown hair, bumps on the skin it means you are in a need of body polishing. As we are under lockdown and can’t go to salons,  so we need to do body polishing treatment at home.


Body polishing is nothing but a technique of scrubbing the full body for exfoliating and massaging with cream or oil to hydrate the skin,  opening multiple pores. It helps the skin to breathe and enhances blood circulation. 


It exfoliates our skin, removes dead cells, moistures the skin. The dead cells need to be removed thus preventing further damage to the skin. The process, when followed regularly helps in removing tan and treats ingrown hair, and closes pores too. It lightens skin tone.  Go for body polishing at least once a month.


  • The exfoliation of skin through techniques of body polishing promotes cell growth.
  • It reduces pigmentation, eliminates the blemishes, and also reduces the production of melanin.
  • As exfoliation results in the opening of pores,  but essential oils creams hydrate the skin from the deep level of the skin.
  • Exfoliation and massage stimulate blood flow.


First, take any oil of your choice. You can use sweet almond oil/olive oil also. Massage all over the body. Then make a body polishing scrub by taking  2 spoons of coffee powder, 2 spoon oatmeal,  1 spoon sugar, 1spoon honey, 2 spoon aloe vera gel, 2 vitamin E capsule ( Evion 400), 1 spoon lemon juice and 2 spoons of coconut oil. Mix the ingredients together with little milk/ rose water/ plain water. Apply all over the body. Keep for 10 minutes and massage it thoroughly. You can replace oatmeal with raw rice flour and masoor daal powder. Dried orange peel powder can also be used. Use two drops of any essential oil in it. After exfoliating,  wash it off with lukewarm water and use a good moisturizer for locking the hydration in your skin.


  1. Do check if a particular body polishing method works for you with a patch test before applying. 
  2. Anyone with fragile, sunburnt, cut, or with skin issues should refrain from getting a body polishing. 
  3. Look out for any side-effect and if any irritation occurs, consult with your dermatologist. 
  4. Make sure to use a sunscreen all over the body every time you step out in the sun to avoid direct sunlight.
  5. Refrain from using soaps after getting a body polishing treatment as soap tends to make skin dry. 
If you tried any DIY body scrub during this lockdown do share in the comment section below. We would love to try this! 

Author: Sreeparna Roy