If your skin is looking dry, sallow, or grey, you may need to exfoliate.
Exfoliating differs depending on your skin type. Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. Exfoliation is involved in the process of all facials, during microdermabrasion or chemical peels at medical spas.
The key to a healthy-looking glow is exfoliation, exfoliation and exfoliation. Scrub away dead skin cells, boost circulation and aid lymphatic drainage with some of the best body scrubs in the market, as selected below.
All of them are free of environmentally-harmful microbeads, so you can scrub away guilt-free.
As well as smelling utterly heavenly, Aesop’s Geranium Leaf Body Scrub offers very thorough exfoliation thanks to pumice and bamboo stem particles suspended in a gel formula. And who doesn’t love Aesop packaging? An all-round winner.
- Susanne Kaufmann
If you’re splashing out, Susanne Kaufmann’s Detox Oil Scrub provides a truly luxurious exfoliating experience. With poppy seeds and apricot kernels to slough away dead skin and sesame oil to hydrate, it leaves skin smooth and velvet-soft.
Designed to tackle extreme dryness, ingrown hairs, bumpy skin and dullness, Ameliorate’s Skin Smoothing Body Polish contains lactic acid to chemically exfoliate, as well as ground bamboo for manual exfoliation. Apply to dry skin and massage in for two to three minutes to allow the lactic acid to work its magic.
- Frank Body
Using ground coffee beans and sea salt rather than plastic microbeads to exfoliate, Frank Body’s Original Coffee Scrub leaves you with baby-soft skin thanks to the inclusion of cold-pressed sweet almond oil. It gets pretty messy, especially if your bathroom is pristine white, but it’s worth it.
- Soaper Duper
Packed with naturally-derived oils, butters, fruit acids and exfoliators, Soaper Duper’s Ginger and Sea Salt Body Scrub leaves skin feeling refreshed and invigorated – and for a great price too.
Origins’ Warm Down Warming Lava Scrub really does heat up on contact with the skin, providing relief for aching muscles, whilst spearmint, wild mint and vanilla essential oils soothe and soften and volcanic ash buffs away dead skin cells.
Written By Ugochi Obiajunwa