A body scrub usually consists of 2 major ingredients – the exfoliant or the ingredient that is coarse enough to scrub away the dead skin and the emollient or the ingredient that holds the exfoliant together. This article provides the most successful exfoliants and emollients for body scrubs.
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Sugar, the regular type with small granules has substantial scrubbing properties. It can be used in scrubs intended for more delicate areas like the face as it is coarse enough to exfoliate the skin but at the same time not so rough that it would actually scratch or scar the area. For tougher areas like the feet, a stronger exfoliant should be used.