By Lisa Link
Exfoliating once a week should be a regular part of your body-beautiful
routine. Exfoliating helps sluggish skin turn over its top dermal layer
more often, so you can address a multitude of problems such as flakiness or
Take a gentle approach, though, as overzealous scrubbing can
harm rather than help. Unfortunately, many salt scrubs, while highly
effective, can be painful as all hell on irritated or broken skin.
prefer sugar scrubs to salt scrubs, and absolutely adore Fresh
Brown Sugar Sugarbath Body Polish ($58.00 for 15oz). The formula smells luscious, and
contains essential oils that calm acne, heal abrasions, and revitalize
tired, sallow skin.
I also really like
Blisslabs Lemon Peel
Scrub (8.5oz for $30.00 at NeimanMarcus.com),
Company's Sugarush Body Scrub (8oz for $17.00) and Aromaleigh's Mad for Mocha Scrub,
(8oz for $15.00) which
uses ground coffee as an exfoliant and smells mocha - yummy!
If you're prone to breakouts and sensitive skin, I would stick with the
Sugarbath Scrub from Fresh because it really helps heal breakouts. You can
also use a gentle scrub formulated for
Look for salicylic acid on the ingredient list, which is great
for treating acne, yet won't over dry your skin when used in
small amounts. Proactiv Solutions makes a line of
products specifically designed to treat acne-prone skin.