I've Tried Over 50 Body Scrubs and Exfoliators for My Dry Skin—These Are the 8 Best
My entire shower ritual is pretty therapeutic, but the best part for me has to be the very last step: body scrubs. Unfortunately, body exfoliators tend to fall by the wayside, but much like your face, bodies need shedding too. Although it might not be as glamorous and dreamy as sudsy lather and decadent bubbles, the post-shower results will be far worth the extra three minutes you add to your routine.
That being said, we understand if you have reservations. Body scrubs have gotten a bad rap in the past for their negative effects on the environment. The Microbead-Free Waters Act recently banned the use of plastic microbeads in rinse-off cosmetic products, meaning those problematic microbeads won't drain into the oceans and threaten marine life. Although you still have to be careful about harmful ingredients (read: parabens and silicones), it's much easier to weed through the market to find scrubs that are equally good for the environment as they are for your skin. If you're looking to add an extra layering of pampering to your shower—and make other parts of your routine even more effective—here are the best picks for sloughing your dead skin cells away.