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You know all 10,000 ways you can take care of the skin on your face, but what about your body? If your current routine stops at body wash and lotion, consider adding a scrub a few times a week. Not only does it exfoliate the skin to reveal a smoother look and feel, but adding a scrub can keep conditions like keratosis pilaris and ingrown hairs at bay. It also makes other parts of your routine – shaving or waxing, using self-tanner – even more effective.
What are the benefits of using a body scrub?
“The benefits of a body scrub include exfoliating dead skin, reducing flakiness, smoothing rough skin, and reducing the appearance of bumpy skin,” says Ayesha Bshero, chief of product development, Beekman 1802. Scrubs can also help. help fight keratosis pilaris (often known as goosebumps), or ingrown hairs. “Body scrubs work great for Keratosis Pilaris,” says dermatologist Dr. Karan Lal. “Scrubs help reduce the level of bumpiness seen with KP. Gentle exfoliation can also help with ingrown hairs, but should be done gently to avoid scarring.”
Can some scrubs be too harsh for sensitive skin?
“I recommend body scrubs no more than 1-2x per week to reduce the risk of redness, peeling, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and even scarring,” says Dr. lol. “Scrubs containing fruit kernels, such as apricot, or nut shells, such as walnut, are known to tear the skin and cause inflammation,” says Bshero. “I recommend a scrub that combines a gentle chemical exfoliant like PHAs with finely ground pumice stone to achieve the best results, especially for those with Keratosis Pilaris.”
Here you will find the 17 best body scrubs for all skin types.
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This body scrub uses goat’s milk, natural extracts and a blend of physical and chemical exfoliation to eliminate goosebumps and keratosis pilaris. All bumpy spots are soft and smooth in no time.
Beekman 1802 Sunshine Scrub, $38, beekman1802.com
2 Best For Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, this body scrub is gentle and never scratches or irritates the skin. You can get a subtle, gentle exfoliation that won’t cause redness or breakouts.
Nécessaire The Body Exfoliator, $30, sephora.com
You can use this scrub on your body or your scalp for a super clean, soft feel. It uses sugar and coconut oil to drastically soften the skin without leaving any residue or stickiness.
OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub, $38, sephora.com
This bar uses biodegradable wood pulp to gently exfoliate the skin. Nourishing oils and extracts keep skin hydrated for a radiant, beach-ready body.
Mutha The Nudist Exfoliating Body Bar, $30, mutha.com
With a blend of physical exfoliation and chemical AHA exfoliation, this scrub makes quick work of keratosis pilaris and ingrown hairs. It is safe enough for sensitive skin and ensures soft, even skin.
First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub, $30, sephora.com
This scrub is almost good enough to eat with a mixture of coconut oil, sugar and ground seeds. Like everything Sol de Janeiro makes, the scent will transport you to a beach vacation.
Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub, $42, sephora.com
Bumps and ingrown hairs are no match for this buffing stick. It uses gentle yet effective exfoliation to soften the skin, while shea butter adds moisture back.
Soft Services Buffing Bar, $28, softservices.co
8 Best For Irritated Skin
For legs glistening in the sun, this whipped body scrub takes care of dryness, ingrown hairs and uneven texture. It uses jojoba oil and blue tansy to soothe inflamed skin.
Truly Moon Rocks Whipped Body Scrub, $20, ulta.com
You can use this scrub on your body and hands for incredibly soft, hydrated skin. With coconut oil and shea butter, your hands will never be ready for a manicure again.
SheaMoisture Illuminating Hand & Body Scrub, $9, amazon.com
This extremely gentle scrub has a velvety, whipped formula with fine grains that leave the skin polished, but not irritated. The scent of macadamia and rice milk is particularly comforting.
Dove Exfoliating Body Polish, $7, walmart.com
11 Best for an Investment
This all-organic choice promises glowing, rejuvenated skin thanks to a combination of natural exfoliants like Himalayan pink salt, Hawaiian sea salt, sugar and apricot seed powder. It also works in a really satisfying creamy lather to enhance your at-home spa experience.
Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub, $90, tataharper.com
This viral body scrub is made with delicious smelling ground coffee beans, cocoa extract and nourishing sweet almond oil. It feels indulgent and, as Instagram will tell you, guarantees a good photo.
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub, $10, ulta.com
A delicious millennial pink scrub that not only looks good in your bathtub, but also feels great. Coconut oil and Moroccan rose moisturize the skin, while coarse grains give you a thorough exfoliation feeling.
Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish, $38, dermstore.com
Shea butter, pure sugar cane and coconut oil are the main ingredients that give the “treat” in this body treatment. Use it and the smell of birthday cake will make you smell like a snack.
Lalicious Extraordinary Whipped Sugar Scrub, $38, nordstrom.com
This trusted, no-nonsense drugstore favorite contains 2% salicylic acid that fights acne to prevent breakouts. It exfoliates and lathers into a lather to leave you feeling extra clean and confident that your skin will be pimple-free.
Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub, $10, ulta.com
1,100 reviews and 4.5 stars on Amazon don’t lie: this sugar scrub works wonders. It contains a cocktail of skin-saving ingredients such as Moroccan oil, safflower seed oil, rosehip oil and evening primrose oil to refine the texture of your skin and restore elasticity.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub, $9, target.com
Remove dry, dehydrated skin with this exfoliator made with peach seed powder, sugar and shea butter. Expect to spend your sweet time on the show thanks to the scent of bergamot, peach, rose and strawberry.
Soap and Glory Flake Away Body Polish, $14, target.com
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