3 Body Scrubs You Need to Use Now
Exfoliating is a necessary part of every skin care routine. Just like you wouldn’t skip out on cleansing and moisturizing (right?!), you should exfoliate your skin on a regular basis. Not only can doing so help rid the skin of dead cells, it can also reveal a brighter-looking complexion, deliver a closer shave, and make your faux tan appear more even. One quick and easy way to exfoliate is with a body scrub while showering. If you don’t have a body scrub to your name, no problem. We’ve found three body scrubs—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that you need in your life.
1. Kiehl’s Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub
This scrub is a total treat for your skin, with a rich and indulgent texture that gently yet effectively exfoliates to remove dead skin cells without over-drying. Made with apricot seed exfoliation particles and skin-enriching emollients that help smooth skin, the unique “body scrubber” leaves skin silky soft, velvety smooth, and primed for moisturization. Another major plus: You aren’t stuck with just one scent. Have your pick from lavender, grapefruit, and coriander—whatever your preference.
2. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish
Chances are you’re already familiar with the ultimate Kiehl’s classic, Creme de Corps, but you may not be in-the-know about the coordinating body polish. The creamy formula with shea and jojoba butters and sweet almond oil is blended with ground luffa fruit to exfoliate.What’s more? The body polish nurtures skin, leaving it comfortably soft and smooth. Pair it with the original Creme de Corps body cream for your best bathing experience yet.
3. Biotherm Oil Therapy Scrub
Who says skin has to be dry after exfoliating? Not us! Opting for an exfoliator formulated with precious oils, like this one, nips that problem in the bud. The exfoliating scrub contains melting sugar crystals and passion flower, apricot, and rosehip seed oils to refine and smooth skin’s texture and leave behind a silky, protecting veil. Scrubbed, hydrated skin, here you come.
How to Use a Body Scrub
Just in case you aren’t up to date on how to scrub your skin, let’s review.
Step 1. Determine how often to exfoliate.
Not everyone needs to exfoliate on the same schedule. Once a week may be more than enough for some, while every single day could work well for others. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), how often you should exfoliate depends on your skin type and scrub of choice. To set your schedule, start with using a scrub just once a week, and if your skin reacts well, begin to build up your frequency as tolerated.
Step 2. Start scrubbing.
Here’s what you really need to know. Start by getting your skin wet while in the shower, then apply a small amount of scrub to the area you want to exfoliate and massage gently.
Remember, don’t repurpose body scrubs for your face—you’ll want another product for that.
Step 3. Rinse away.
Thoroughly rinse the remaining scrub off of your skin, or for added exfoliation, wipe with a moist washcloth to remove.
Step 4. Follow with moisturizer.
Just like with cleansing, exfoliating should always be followed by moisturizing. While skin is still slightly damp, apply a hydrating body cream or lotion to help lock in moisture.