The best body scrubs that’ll leave your skin feeling silky smooth

Exfoliating 101

Body scrub

by Robyn Blythe |
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Keeping up with all the latest beauty trends is hard work. Then there's knowing how to use them and which brand to buy. One beauty product that’s been around forever but is still as important today as it was back whenever it was invented, is the body scrub.

Using a body scrub solves lots of skincare issues, like dry skin. To break it down simply, this is like a facial for your whole body. Whether you need an exfoliation 101 masterclass or just want to buy the best body scrubs available, we got you, girl.

Where to use body scrub?

Run yourself a bath or jump in the shower and cover yourself in body scrub. Before applying, make sure you’re wet with warm water. You’re then ready to start applying this to areas such as dry patches on your legs.

Once this is on, massage in so that it can remove all your dead skin. Then rinse this off and moisturise, once you’re out of the bathroom.

Will body scrub remove my tan?

Body scrub will save you from a tanning disaster or two. You know when it starts to go patchy? This is the perfect way to reduce it.

Can body scrub be used on my face?

Don’t use a scrub on your face! Invest in a facial scrub instead.

These are generally lighter and will work better on the delicate skin. A facial scrub is also great for areas like your neck.

Can body scrub reduce cellulite?

So, the answer is technically no. Body scrub won’t make your cellulite magically disappear (boo), but what it will do is remove dead skin, which may reduce its appearance.

Can body scrub be used daily?

Don’t use a body scrub daily – your skin will thank you for it. You’ll only need to use this once or twice a week.

Top tip: if you’ve never used a scrub before, test this on a patch of skin first to make sure it’s suitable for you.

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Shop: The best body scrubs

Frank Original Coffee Scrub1 of 5

Frank Original Coffee Scrub

One of our faves by far. This natural coffee-based scrub gets rid of dead skin in a flash. Use 3-5 times a week before tanning; a single packet should be enough to cover this. Trust us, you'll get hooked on this coffee wonder in no time!

Organic Shop Body Desserts Tropical Mix Sculpting Body Scrub2 of 5

Organic Shop Body Desserts Tropical Mix Sculpting Body Scrub

Treat your skin to an organic scrub that will leave you smelling like a tropical fruit salad. The natural ingredients such as avocado oil will prevent dry skin and leave you feeling so smooth.

Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub3 of 5

Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub

Oh, and isn't it glorious! From one use you'll notice the difference on any dry skin patches. Winter sun alert! Take this away with you and it'll help make your legs feel sleek for longer.

Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand4 of 5

Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand

Sand & Sky is a go-to for skincare and this clay body sand is a standout for us. This little beauty literally does everything! Want to hydrate your skin? No problem. Want to look glowing in minutes? You've got it. 10/10 from us.

The Body Shop Body Scrub5 of 5

The Body Shop Body Scrub 350 ml, Dead Sea Salt

This is the slow clap of body scrubs… It does everything you need for some TLC for your skin. After applying, we recommend washing off straight away.


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