The Best Scrubs For Dry, Winter Skin Because Summer Is Coming (However Slowly It May Be)

Winter weather is a pain in the ass. Seriously. On top of all the other problems and inconveniences it causes (higher electric/gas bills, having to wear a bunch of layers, and simply the fear of leaving the bed in the morning), it wreaks havoc on skin. The cold and dry air makes skin equally dry and more prone to flaking and cracking. Well, now that it's finally starting to warm up a little, it's time to slough off all that dry winter skin. If you're ready to molt your winter layer and find the smooth and supple skin you've been hiding for the past few months, I've got you covered. Here are the best scrubs you need to add to your showering routine ASAP. 

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L'Occitane Ultra Rich Body Scrub

This creamy scrub features finely ground nutshells to buff away dead skin and 10 percent shea butter to keep skin feeling soft. 

$38, sephora.com 

Hempz Age Defying Glycolic Herbal Body Scrub

This 100 percent vegan scrub nourishes and provides anti-aging benefits for smooth and toned skin. 

$19, ulta.com

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub

This brown sugar, lime, almond oil, and macadamia grain scrub will smooth your skin and invigorate your senses. 

$25, sephora.com

Ahava Dead Sea Mud Gentle Body Exfoliator

If you have sensitive skin, try this mud-based scrub that has anti-inflammatory properties for a gentle exfoliation that won’t cause any irritation. 

$26, ulta.com

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub

For a scrub with a decadent scent and radiant finish, this one from Laura Mercier offers a truly luxurious experience. 

$50, sephora.com

Tree Hut Himalayan Salt Scrub

If your dry skin has escalated to the point of itching, try this mineral-enriched salt scrub to calm it. 

$9, ulta.com

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Scrub

If you’re ready for summer, get pumped with this orange peel and pumice scrub with a scent that will have you longing for those ocean waves. 

$37, sephora.com

Lush Buffy Body Butter

Try this exfoliating bar to eliminate dry skin and even moisturize enough to be able to skip applying lotion after a shower. 

$12, lushusa.com

Peter Thomas Roth Blemish Buffing Beads for Face and Body

Kill two birds with one scrub that will fight dry skin and acne at the same time. 

$36, sephora.com

Le Couvent Des Minimes Exfoliating Shower Pulp

Natural exfoliating particles are suspended in a plant-based cleanser for soft skin and a delicate scent. 

$12, ulta.com

Bliss Hot Salt Scrub

Get that spa-like experience with a salt scrub that will buff skin, heat up when you use it, and even clear sinuses with its essential oils. 

$38, sephora.com

Fresh Seaberry Exfoliating Soap

And if you prefer your exfoliation in the shape of a bar, try this omega-rich soap that is triple-milled to last longer.

$16.50, sephora.com