Exfoliation is key for glowing skin, yet we often neglect our bodies in our beauty routines. Regularly scrubbing your body can boost circulation and smooth dry patches, as well as unclog pores. Body scrubs of the past were a little too harsh, but the latest innovations give glowy results while still coddling skin. Read on for 10 of the best body scrubs and exfoliators so you can start summer off with baby-smooth skin.
This triple-acid (glycolic, lactic, and salicylic) foaming body scrub has become a favorite among beauty editors, and the minimalist packaging looks chic in any shower.
If you’re prone to breakouts, this drugstore favorite contains a small amount of salicylic acid to treat acne without irritation.
The peppermint scent of this cleansing gel is both refreshing and soothing, and contains ground pumice for gentle-yet-effective exfoliation.
You may know about the health benefits of red wine. But have you ever considered the value of it when used on the skin? Caudalie’s scrub uses crushed grape seeds to naturally rid the body of dry skin, and boasts a delightful lemon rosemary scent.
Take smooth skin one step further and try this resurfacing body mask, featuring lactic acid (for a chemical exfoliation), green tea, and sandalwood oil, to rid dry patches and unwanted bumps.
If you’re a fan of Biologique Recherche’s cult-favorite P50 lotion, you’ll be head-over-heels for their P50 body scrub. Like the lotion, the purifying scrub is filled with AHAs and BHAs that promotes cell turnover, removes dead skin cells, life impurities to prepare skin for following products (think a self-tan).
If you’re looking to dissipate tiny bumps on your legs or arms, turn to First Aid Beauty’s body scrub. A powerful 10 percent of AHAs and pumice beads work to chemically and physically exfoliate the skin.
For your next spa day, we suggest this coconut and rose-scented body scrub that boasts detoxifying pink clay and shea butter for a pampering treatment (and a chic #shelfie prop).
If your skin can handle a strong exfoliation, a coffee scrub will work wonders on keratosis pilaris or dry patches. Ground coffee improves circulation and promotes collagen production to diminish the appearance of cellulite, while cacao and almond oil hydrate and fade scars and marks.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.