Salt scrubs have been a mainstay for generations as they effectively buff the skin, removing dead skin cells, and leaving your arms and legs feeling as smooth as can be. Further, salt scrubs improve circulation much in the same way that dry brushing does. What also makes salty scrubs so great is that they contain minerals that are very good for your skin. Think of them as skin-detoxing agents.
Once you have scrubbed away dead skin, don’t forget to moisturize. Many salt scrubs have moisturizing ingredients as well but you can do no better than following up your scrub with the application of your favorite oils, body butters, and lotions. The scrub allows the skin to absorb these products more readily and they will help soothe skin if you’ve buffed a little too much (which is hard to do). So, you want to try a salt scrub but don’t know where to start. Have no fear! We are to help by pairing you with some highly recommended scrubs that will get the job done. Take a look!
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$12 at the time of publication.
It just so happens that our favorite salt scrub happens to be one of the most affordable on this list. Dr. Teal’s eucalyptus and spearmint Epsom salt body scrub really delivers and the ingredients open up the senses. Seriously, if you are feeling congested or like a cold is coming on, slather this over your body and let the steam activate it for a rejuvenating experience.
$46 at the time of publication.
“Luxurious,” one 5-star review says. “I use it while relaxing in my bubble bath time. Smells wonderful like the ocean. It’s worth the money. I use it all over even my feet.”
This luxury salt scrub is expensive but it really does contain more types of salt with different crystal structures to help full scrub off dead skin. There is a moisturizing agent in the product that leaves the skin feeling velvety but not oily. It’s not cheap but users agree that they will pay for it again when they run out.
$10 at the time of publication.
One of the best-selling and highly-rated salt scrubs on Amazon comes from Brooklyn Botany and costs just $10. What makes this one a winner is the combination of Himalayan salt and almond butter. It’s the one-two punch that your skin needs to feel invigorated and recharged.
$37 at the time of publication.
Australian beauty brand Aesop has amassed a cult following in the US. This scrub is no exception. If you have been burned by a salt scrub in the past, the problem might mean that the particles in the product were too large for your sensitive skin. This one uses smaller salt and pumice particles for a milder scrub. It also has botanical oils that smell so very fresh and green. Sensitive skin folks, this one’s for you.
$35 at the time of publication.
The last salt scrub was best for sensitive skin. On the other end of the spectrum, if you’ve got problematic skin that needs a serious, serious scrub you should try this one from Medicube. It combines physical exfoliants (salt) and chemical ones to help scrub away trouble spots like back acne or ingrown hairs. This one means business!
$48 at the time of publication.
If you are someone who absolutely hates an oily salt scrub, we found one that strikes the perfect balance. This salt scrub is dryer than most on the market but it does contain a small amount of jojoba oil. This one can be used on dry skin. Meaning, not in the shower. Most people prefer a scrub for use in a shower or bath (which this one absolutely can handle as well) but if you’d like a dry experience that really enlivens your skin without that oily residue, give this one a try.
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$24 at the time of publication.
Utilizing hydrating oils and nutrient-rich dead sea salts, the Hand and Body Salt Scrub by Holy City Skin Products revitalizes your skin for a softer, youthful appearance.
“I am so thrilled with this product! I’ve used 1-2x per week for several weeks and my skin is no longer reptilian, even between uses,” one reviewer writes. “As a certified cheapskate, I originally balked at the price, but you need very little product to get the desired result, so it’s worth it.”
There you have them! Some of the best salt scrubs that money can buy. If you have never tried a scrub, the time is now! These great products naturally clear the skin of dead skin and leave your skin visibly brighter and smooth to the touch. Order one today and tell us what you think!
- 1 Dr. Teal’s Epson Salt Body Scrub Exfoliate Renew with Eucalyptus Spearmint (16 Ounces)
- 2 Osea Salts of the Earth Body Scrub
- 3 Brooklyn Botany Himalayan Salt Body Scrub
- 4 Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub
- 5 MEDICUBE Red Clear Cica Body Scrub
- 6 Sun Coast Salt Scrub – Daily Skin Exfoliant
- 7 Pure Dead Sea Salt Scrub for Hands and Body
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