5 Natural Scrubs That Gently Smooth Skin

March 23, 2018  |  

The word scrub, naturally, has a bit of a negative connotation. We scrub pots clean and stains out of our shirts, both of which tend to involve some sort of struggle. But when it comes to our skin, scrubbing — or exfoliating rather — should be gentle and soothing.

That’s where these five products with natural ingredient formulas that are gentle enough for those with sensitive skin and conditions like eczema come in. Exfoliation is key when it comes to smooth skin and preventing ingrown hairs and bumps. And if you’ve been skimping on this practice because, well, it hurts, I recommend you give these gentle products a try.

Garnier Deep Pore Exfoliating Face Scrub with Green Tea

Gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, this vegan scrub made up of 96% naturally derived ingredients, decongests skin as it exfoliates with the help of green tea. And the texture is so smooth you won’t even realize you’re exfoliating. Trust me.

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Crushed Macadamia & Rice Milk

Harsh bath salts be gone! I promise you’ve never tried a body polish like this new product from Dove and you’ll never go back once you do. Formulated with 25% moisturizing cream, the polish has a whipped texture that glides over skin in a creamy fashion to remove dead skin cells without the roughness. And the combinations of macadamia and rice milk, Pomegranate Seeds & Shea Butter, and Kiwi Seeds & Cool Aloe are just as soothing to the nose as they are the body.

GLAM body Peppermint Coffee Scrub

Since you’re probably working on your summer body right now too, do a little double duty with this relaxing peppermint scrub that will soothe sore muscles post-workout and slough away dead skin. Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Vitamin E keep this Arabica coffee-based scrub from being too abrasive.

St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask

Walnut shell powder provides gentle buffing in this 100% natural scrub, which doubles as a mask, while oatmeal and honey soothe and moisturize skin to even out texture.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish

This luxurious scrub couldn’t be rough if it tried, thanks to its formula of Shea and Jojoba Butters, Sweet Almond Oil, ground Luffa Fruit, Pure Honey and Soy Milk Protein. It really doesn’t get much sweeter — or softer — than that.

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