Skin polishing generally refers to any form of exfoliation which removes the uppermost layer of skin but can specifically refer to "microdermabrasion," a cosmetic procedure intended to diminish ageing and blemishes to the skin. Advocates of skin polishing claim that the process can brighten the tone of the skin, improve overall texture, and even medicate some chronic skin conditions. Skin polishing basically means when you remove the outer layer of the skin. Doing so makes the skin appear smoother. When your skin is smoother, it looks glowing and shiny. The smoother surface reflects the light better than the skin surface that is uneven. Skin polishing can be done with the facial scrubs, skin exfoliator or homemade skin polishing scrubs. Skin polishing also helps to achieve a glow and fairness, since the external layer is sloughed off. The cost of skin polishing treatment can vary greatly, depending on several factors. Body polishing is a popular body treatment that exfoliates and hydrates the skin, leaving it smooth & soft. It is a treatment of the entire body which is like a facial and unlike a massage. It is best to get the treatment done at a spa. Sometimes body polish is combined with a massage. In this case, the polish is done first because it is stimulating. It is then followed by a massage to calm down the body. A body polish is done using a number of ingredients that includes — salt, sugar, java grounds, almond bran and pecan. It is generally mixed with massage and aromatic fragrances like essential oils. In the event of using salt as an ingredient for body polishing mask, it is called as salt rinse, salt spark or marine salt rinse. The exfoliation is frequently followed by a shower and a mild application of body lotion.