In the realm of beauty, there are few feelings more satisfying than sloughing off dead skin cells to reveal soft, smooth, and glowing skin. And with good reason. Exfoliating refreshes and renews skin while allowing other products to be more effective. But if you're only exfoliating your face and maybe legs from time to time, you're missing out. To truly refresh from head to toe, you have to exfoliate from, well, head to toe. And yes, wherever you need a little extra exfoliating action, there's a scrub for that.
For example, if you feel like your hair just never seems truly clean even after using a clarifying shampoo, you may need to exfoliate your scalp. Not only will it help relieve product buildup, but it can even help with dandruff. Have lipstick that looks patchy? It may be because your lips simply need to be scrubbed for a smooth canvas. So before you give up on some of your other beauty products for not being effective enough, give 'em a shot by exfoliating first. From new favorites to cult classics, here are 18 exfoliators to try to keep everything from your scalp to your toes fresh and clean. Go ahead, treat your skin.
Try: Alterna Caviar Clinical Exfoliating Scalp Facial, $36, Dermstore
This scalp facial will exfoliate follicle-clogging impurities and prevent future flaking all while bringing comfort back to your scalp.
Try: Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Scalp Exfoliator, $32, Sephora
Clear away buildup and flakes and restore balance to a dry scalp with this scalp exfoliator.
Try: Kiehl's Deep Micro-Exfoliating Scalp Treatment, $20, Kiehl's
This gentle yet deeply exfoliating scalp treatment helps control dandruff and promotes a healthy scalp.
Try: Frank Body Creamy Face Scrub, $22, Frank Body
A coffee scrub in a creamy, clay base? It smells like a latte but leaves your skin fresh and glowing.
Try: Boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Exfoliating Peel Gel with Volcanic Sand, $34, Boscia
Purify your skin with this physical and chemical exfoliant that removes dirt, oil, and dead skin cells.
Try: Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Argan Nut Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, $7, Target
Gentle enough to use every day, this cleansing scrub evens and brightens skin to impart a healthy glow.
Try: MAC Lip Scrubtious, $16, MAC Cosmetics
Gently buff your lips with a colorful scrub that comes in five, sweet flavors.
Try: SEPHORA COLLECTION Honey Lip Scrub, $6, Sephora
This mess-free scrub comes in a twist-up, balm form that exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time.
Try: Milani Keep It Sweet Sugar Lip Scrub, $9, Target
Quickly polish your pucker with this sweet sugar scrub that is part of a treatment line to keep lips smooth and nourished.
Try: Deborah Lippmann Marshmallow Whipped Hand & Cuticle Scrub, $29, Sephora
This light, mousse exfoliator features AHAs and BHAs to gently lift dead skin cells to reveal soft and smooth hands.
Try: Lush Cosmetics Salted Coconut Hand Scrub, $17, Lush Cosmetics
Soften and brighten your hands with this beachy scrub that is infused with coconut oil, sea salt, and fresh lemon.
Try: L'Occitane Shea Butter One Minute Hand Scrub, $24, L'Occitane
In just one minute, hands will be rejuvenated with this scrub that features shea butter, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil to moisturize.
Try: The Body Shop Spa of the World Brazilian Cupuacu Scrub-In-Oil, $32, The Body Shop
For instant moisture with your exfoliation, try this dual-phase scrub-in-oil that refines skin and provides long-lasting hydration.
Try: Bath and Body Works CocoShea Cucumber Really Refreshing Foaming Scrub, $14, Bath and Body Works
This foaming scrub features cocoa and shea butter to nourish, pumice to smooth, and cucumber water to revitalize.
Try: Treets Traditions Revitalising Ceremonies Body Salt Scrub, $20, Ulta
The nordic eucalyptus oil and volcanic minerals in this gentle exfoliator help stimulate circulation and soothe skin for a totally relaxing and refreshing scrub.
Try: Earth Therapeutics Tea Tree Oil Cooling Foot Scrub, $9, Ulta
Mint oil and menthol cool while pumice and apricot seeds restore for fresh feet.
Try: Kani Botanicals Pumice Foot Polish, $28, Urban Outfitters
Deodorize and detoxify rough feet with this nourishing yet invigorating scrub.
Try: Fig + Yarrow Alpine Pumice Foot Treatment, $28, Fig + Yarrow
For a refreshing treatment, try this scrub that thoroughly exfoliates while providing intense hydration for healthy feet.
Because when you're exfoliated from scalp to toes, your skin will look and feel soft, smooth, and healthy.