I once had an esthetician who told me, “You can buy all the best skincare products in the world, but none of them are going to work unless you regularly exfoliate.” That piece of advice has always stuck with me on my skincare journey. Exfoliating removes the barrier of dead skin cells that clog your skin and don’t let your other products penetrate, and can also lead to breakouts and dull skin. These dry, dead skin cells are especially prominent in the winter months. So if you haven’t introduced face and body scrub into your beauty routine, it’s time to start. Trust me, your winter skin will thank you.
I use this face scrub about three times a week before I do any kind of face mask or treatment. It exfoliates effectively, but gently so I get the most bang for my buck with my face masks.
If you suffer from permanent goosebumps, “chicken skin” or the more technical term, keratosis pilaris, this is a must-have for your beauty stash.
A fully clean cleanser that utilizes cranberry seeds and rice bran powder to remove dead, gunky skin.
A cult-favorite beauty product that has been around for years. It’s gel-based and gently buffs away dullness, leaving your skin “sparkling.”
Are you dry and flaky, but also just a tiny bit bougie? Then you should definitely be exfoliating with crushed amethyst. JK, but this dreamy body polish really does leave you feeling soft and supple.
I’m a sucker for rose-based products, and this sugar scrub is too good. It’s packed full of rosewater, real sugar and acacia honey that immediately softens and cleanses skin.
I always keep a stash of these in my shower. I like to alternate between the coconut scent in the spring/summer and the gingerbread scent in the fall/winter. These are really great for focusing on dry patches or rough feet.
This is one of my favorite clean beauty brands, and I love that its face exfoliant only has five ingredients: gluten-free oats, black walnut, lavender, chamomile and marshmallow root.
This is one of my holy grail haircare products. If you get a dry scalp in the colder months, this scrub will save your hair. It removes dirt, oil and product buildup, and leaves your hair feeling the cleanest it has ever been.
This is a two-in-one lip exfoliant and lip balm that uses extra fine sugar crystals and crushed orange peel to remove dead skin and leave behind a protective layer of lanolin to hydrate.
Made up of coconut, sugar and fine volcanic ash, you’ll definitely want to keep this hydrating scrub in your purse at all times.
This body scrub is also coconut- and sugar-based, but has an extra boost of nutrients with a dose of vitamin E and 100mg of CBD.
Applying this body scrub is like getting a spa treatment. It’s made up of pearl grains, peppermint, rosemary and ylang-ylang, all of which combine to improve cell turnover and the ability to soak up moisture.
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