If your bod feels a little rough around the edges, our edit of the best body scrubs can help polish away the cobwebs and soften skin up so that it’s silky smooth and ready for the sunshine.
It may be obvious, but any beauty buff worth their salt knows that a good body exfoliator (salt included) is one of the quickest and the easiest routes to banished dryness and rough skin. Deliciously soft skin only round these parts.
Naturally, our skin turns over its cells regularly, shedding old dead cells to reveal shiny fresh new ones. But when dead cells hang about for longer than they’re needed, it can lead to dull-looking skin, clogged pores (which can result in build-up and breakouts), and ingrown hairs. Using a body scrub is a crucial part of your skincare routine.
A gentle exfoliator can help speed things along and polish away scaly skin in favour of some good old-fashioned smoothness. What’s more, if you’re looking to keep hold of a long-lasting, even tan for longer (whether of the fake or natural variety), a decent scrub will see off rough skin and boost circulation for supremely smooth, naturally glowing skin.
Some body scrubs use physical exfoliants to do the job (sugar scrubs are your most common example), while others use chemical exfoliants like lactic acid or glycolic acid.
Whether it’s dermatologist-approved Sol de Janeiro’s Bum Bum Body Scrub (which has been formulated with Amazonian guarana seeds to buff away impurities) or Ameliorate’s trending Skin Smoothing Exfoliator (it uses lactic acid, a chemical exfoliant, to gently buff away dead cells), there’s a body scrub in this edit to couple up with your favourite exfoliating glove.
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