Summer is almost officially here (is anyone else counting down the days?), and it’s time to prep your skin! After dry and cold winters, it’s good to exfoliate both your face and your body to slough off the dry, dead skin. It will help topical products like sunscreen absorb better and also make your skin feel incredibly soft.
When shopping for a good body scrub, look for products with very hydrating elements as well as a semi-gritty texture. Since your skin will be thirsty for moisture after exfoliating, oil-based scrubs are a great idea.
Also, you may want to be a little bit pickier with your facial scrub than your body scrub. Since the skin on your face is more sensitive and needs a little more TLC, look for products that are “gentle” and not too abrasive.
Here are six great body scrubs worth checking out. If you aren’t in a good exfoliating or scrubbing routine yet, try adding it in once a week. While it may make your shower last a bit longer, it will also make it feel more like a spa experience — and who wouldn’t want that?
Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Detoxifying Scrub 1 of 6
Aveeno products are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, but deliver with great results. This freshening daily scrub is good for frequent use without overdoing it.
Buy it at aveeno.com, $6.99
The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub 2 of 6
The smell of coconut is an essential for summertime, which is the main reason why I love this scrub. It's hydrating and tough enough on your whole body without being too gritty.
Buy it at The Body Shop, $20
Philosophy’s the Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash 3 of 6
This has been a favorite of mine for a few years. It doesn't have a very gritty texture, which can sometimes be too abrasive on skin, but will exfoliate and smooth out my driest skin.
Buy it at Sephora.com
C.booth All-Over-Body Sea Salt Body Scrub 4 of 6
It's hard to beat the price tag on this body scrub. It's perfect for really rough areas like your heels, elbows, and any place that tends to develop calluses. It will leave your skin hydrated and feeling like new.
Buy it at Ulta.com, $8.99
Laura Mercier Ambre Vanilla Body Scrub 5 of 6
If you are a fan of coconut and almond scents, you will love this body scrub. It leaves your skin silky smooth, and the warm fragrance lasts all day.
Buy it at LauraMercier.com, $46
Burt’s Bees Peach and Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub 6 of 6
I love that Burt's Bees products focus on being as natural as they can, and this scrub is great for sloughing off dead skin.
Buy it at BurtsBees.com, $8