10 Key Ingredients for Smooth Skin

Your face isn't the only part of your body that needs exfoliation—your arms, legs, and back could use some, too. However, liquid and powder scrubs can be unwieldy, and often require post-shower cleanup. Time to embrace solid scrubs and simple tools! Have a look at these easy-to-handle options, then indulge in some feel-good exfoliation.

Scrubbers come in different forms and sizes—like bar soap, sponges, or brushes—for various skin types and personal preferences. The one thing they all have in common? They make things a whole lot easier.

See our favorite invigorating scrub options below.

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For Clogged Skin

This small sponge is great for targeting areas on your body that sweat a lot. The charcoal ingredient clarifies skin so that it filters the built-up dirt and grime out of the skin's pores.

Charcoal Konjac Sponge, $12, julep.com.

For Normal Skin

If you need a gentle exfoliator, go for a towel that can easily stand in as a washcloth for daily showers.

Mesh Body Scrub Towel by Sasawashi, $13, travelbeauty.com.
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For Tired-Looking Skin

Dry brushing is another way to get exfoliation without the water. Take a couple of minutes in the morning to get the blood flowing and your skin glowing.

Natural Dry Body Brush by Mio Skincare, $20, net-a-porter.com.

For Flaky Skin

Olive seed and pumice are deployed in this bar that will wipe away any peeling skin—especially good for post-sunburn treatment.

Exfoliating Body Bar, $17, baxterofcalifornia.com.
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For Combination Skin

For those of you with a mixture of normal and oily skin, a Clarisonic is perfect, as chances are your skin can withstand the fast-moving bristles on a daily basis.

Limited Edition Plus in Seabreeze, $180, clarisonic.com.

For Rough Skin

Being tough-skinned has its perks, but when it's physically a problem, scrub down with Etta + Billie's formula, which uses sea salt crystals to break through callouses.

Grapefruit Cardamom Body Scrub, $11, ettaandbillie.com.
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For Dull Skin

Ginger and fennel are two scents that are sure to wake up both you and your skin—the combination of these two ingredients, with sugar, will also increase circulation.

Sugar Scrub, $7, lushusa.com.

For Sensitive Skin

If the idea of rubbing your skin already makes you itch, try Fresh's seaberry soap, which uses omegas that buff and add strength to a sensitive canvas.

Seaberry Exfoliating Soap, $17, fresh.com.

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For Red, Irritated Skin

An exfoliant that also soothes? Yes, it exists, in this bar soap that uses peppermint oil to heal, and walnut shells to scrub.

Mentha Exfoliating Bar Soap by C.O. Bigelow, $8, bathandbodyworks.com.

For Acne-Prone Skin

The bristles on this brush aren't harsh, since they're made with silicone, so you can apply as much or as little pressure as you want.

Deep Cleansing Body Brush, $35, proactivcatalog.com.

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