If you take your skincare seriously, then you know that not all exfoliators are created equal: What’s good for the face might not have enough oomph as a body scrub to buff out the skin on the body. And on the other hand, your body exfoliator can be downright overpowering for the face.
With that in mind, we turned to the skincare and beauty researchers at Callysee Cosmetics.
Here’s what they recommended for your top body scrub ingredients:
Though its best to keep your body scrub ingredients separate and distinct from those for your face, coffee is one of the rare ingredients that works well for both. Coffee grounds just have an excellent “in between” texture that’s coarse, but not too coarse, making it powerful enough to buff away dead skin cells on the body, but fine enough to use on the face, as well.
#2 White Sugar
While brown sugar has just about the perfect fine texture to buff the face, you’ll want to choose coarser white sugar when it comes to your body. The larger grains of sugar are more aggressive, buffing those dead skin cells away and leaving you softer and more supple.
#3 Sea Salt
When your body really needs an exfoliating workout, then sea salt is the way to go. As you can imagine, it’s an even more aggressive exfoliator than the others on this list. But its great natural properties can provide the ultimate in softness after the exfoliating process is complete.
#4 Grapeseed Oil
While exfoliating ingredients are obviously the key component of any face scrub, you’ll want them paired with a moisturizer to help soothe and nourish the skin as the exfoliators strip away those dead skin cells. And grapeseed oil is just about the perfect moisturizing addition to your exfoliating face scrubs. It provides a healthy dose of antioxidants to fight wrinkles as it rehydrates the skin after exfoliation.
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