Ditch Dry Skin With These Glow-Inducing Body Scrubs

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By Hannah Zahner

As someone who’s a wee bit obsessed with my face skincare routine, it’s ironic how much I neglect the skin below my neck. I generally just quickly swipe on a bit of body oil or lotion post-shower and call it a day. I recently started dry brushing which has been a game changer for my skin. And now, I’m taking it to the next level with body scrubs to make my smooth skin dreams come true.

I’ve discovered that there’s nothing quite like an in-shower body scrub to exfoliate dull skin, leaving my skin smooth, toned and hydrated.

This step is especially essential before applying self-tanner, but it’s also totally worth incorporating into your weekly routine. Exfoliating doesn’t just slough away dead skin cells, it can help boost circulation, reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines and reduce cellulite. As we officially say “hello, summer!” in a couple of weeks, it’s time to say goodbye to dry winter skin with the help of a body scrub. Scroll on for our guide to the best scrubs to get smooth, silky skin.

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Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Polish, $36

This natural body polish uses moroccan rose oil to reduce redness, boost hydration, all while lending a lovely delicate scent, while sugar and coconut oil work together to exfoliate and smooth.

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Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub, $37

This scrub gently sloughs away scaliness or dry skin with it’s blend of finely milled pumice, bamboo stem and sage leaf. It smells incredibly luxurious and is gentle enough for extra sensitive skin.

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Grown Alchemist Purifying Body Exfoliant, $59

Scented with fresh peppermint and ylang-ylang, Grown Alchemist’s body scrub uses pearl bioactive ingredients to visibly brighten skin. Great for sensitive skin, this scrub will decongest pores and improve skin turnover.

Fur Silk Body Scrub, $48

This silky scrub exfoliates and polishes with jojoba beads, papaya/pineapple enzymes, glycolic/lactic acids and clary sage oil.  Great for post shaving to reduce the chance of ingrowns, this soft all over scrub is made with clean ingredients that are dermatologically and gynecologically tested, and are gentle enough to use post hair removal.

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Nécessaire The Body Exfoliator, $30

Two methods of exfoliation—chemical and physical—work synergistically to exfoliate, soften and renew skin. A gentle AHA/BHA trio of glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids help remove dead skin cells, while pumice and bamboo charcoal soften skin without irritation.

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Too Cool For School Mineral Pink Salt Body Scrub Wash, $24

Using natural pink salt from the andes mountains, this K Beauty 3-in-1 body scrub / wash, product, that can be used as a scrub, a massage balm, and a body wash. It is infused with citrus and herbal essential oils to protect and hydrate your skin and give ultra spa scented vibes.

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Baja Zen Sand Body Buff Scrub, $28

This nourishing body scrub gently exfoliates dull, dry skin using a sugar and clay blend, while moisturizing with coconut oil, sweet almond oil and shea butter for a radiant, summer-ready glow.