9 Accessories for Head-to-Toe Exfoliation
Your hands are your best tools a good chunk of the time. But when it comes to your skin care routine, we hate to say that hands don’t always hold the top spot for every step. An improper exfoliation routine can end up leaving you with dry skin, patchy flakes, and an uneven texture on any part of your body. Sure, you can slap on some scrubs and exfoliate with your paws—make sure they’re clean!—but there are devices out there that can do a more thorough job at sloughing dead skin. Eager to get your hands on them? We don’t blame you! Below, we share nine of our favorite exfoliating tools that can be used on your skin from head to toe.
Having an exfoliating mitt on hand (quite literally) can help you scrub away dead flakes lingering on your skin’s surface. We like to pair ours with a gentle body wash to not only exfoliate the skin but cleanse it at the same time. Note: If you have thin, sensitive, or delicate skin—or if your skin is currently experiencing an allergic reaction or irritation—you’ll want to steer clear of using this exfoliating mitt, and perhaps exfoliation altogether. When in doubt, consult your dermatologist prior to use.
Have you ever tried a loofah pad? Similar to a standard loofah, these poufs can help ease your cleansing and exfoliating routine while showering or bathing. The main point of difference is that this loofah is formed in the shape of a pad that can be held comfortably thanks to an elastic band meant to keep your hand in place.
The mid-to-lower parts of your back is undoubtedly hard to reach, which is why a body brush with an extra long handle is particularly useful. Waterproof and durable, gentle cleanse, soften, and exfoliate your skin with this waterproof body brush. As a bonus, the body brush features a rubber-textured grip on the handle to help ensure your grasp is secure and tight while showering.
To learn more about the benefits of dry brush exfoliation, head over to our dry brushing guide.
This classic shower staple is actually a great tool to have for those in-between exfoliation days. As a reminder, exfoliating just a few times per week is often what’s recommended. Use a gentle shower puff on the days where you don’t feel you need to give your skin any exfoliating love.
If you have dry, callused feet and don’t feel like trekking to the nail salon for a pedicure, then try out these at-home foot peel treatments. This foot mask can purportedly help remove dead skin and rough texture, causing your dead skin to peel and shed for a few days post-use. Once the shedding stops, your feet should be softer and smoother than before.
Don’t think we forgot about your face. It’s one of the most important parts of your skin that needs to be exfoliated regularly. Pairing your favorite cleansers and exfoliants with a proper facial brush is a great way to give your face the gentle scrubbing it needs. This dual-sided brush has a soft bristle side for cleansing, and a soft silicone side for exfoliation on rough patches.
A silicone scrubber is a great tool to keep in your skincare arsenal for its durability and exfoliating power. These mini scrubbing pads are gentle enough to slough away grime sitting on your face.
While we all love the feel of a loofah scrubbing away the impurities lingering on our back, shoulders, and other areas of our body, we usually don’t think to scrub our faces with one. Well, with these gentle exfoliation pads, you have all the exfoliation benefits of a loofah in the palm of your hand! These little sponge pads are made specifically for your face.
Julep’s fan-favorite sponge is no ordinary exfoliation tool. This popular Konjac sponge stands out from the rest for its infusion of bamboo charcoal powder, giving you a luxurious experience while scrubbing away all the dirt and grime lingering on your skin.