Fight Flakes: The Best Scrubs to Buff Away Dry Winter Skin

Buttery-soft skin seems like an impossible feat in the dry winter months, simply because your body is taking a serious beating from the cold weather. Zapped of moisture and ultra scaly, your skin is dying to be rid of the dead skin cells so smoother, healthier skin can shine through. Beat flaky skin with these top-performing scrubs specific to all your needs. Just remember to moisturize afterwards!


1Best Drugstore Buy

Burt’s Bees Sugar Scrub in Cranberry & Pomegranate ($13)

Slough away dead skin cells with Burt’s Bees fruity-smelling scrub. Shea butter and pomegranate oil moisturize while the cranberry seeds and sugar crystals work together to polish off any rough patch.

2Best for Mature Skin

Skin & Co. Roma’s Umbrian Apothecary Exfoliating Gel ($22)

Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and their rock star ingredient, organic truffle, this luxurious scrub is both anti-aging and protective.

3Best For Dry Skin

Yes to Coconut Polishing Body Scrub ($7.99)

Formulated using nearly all of a coconut, this moisturizing scrub is chock full of Vitamins A, C and E, all of which are hydrating. Massage wet skin in a circular motion with this scrub to reveal a radiant, healthier layer.


4Best for Sensitive Skin

Rituals Good Luck Scrub ($29)

Scented with sweet orange and cedar, this scrub contains organic sugar, making it gentle enough for sensitive skin.

5Best for Oily Skin

AHAVA Dead Sea Salt Softening Butter Salt Exfoliator ($24)

Using Dead Sea Salt crystals, skin is deeply exfoliating due to the coarser texture of the salt used. Salt scrubs such as this are ideal for larger, rough patches of skin on elbows and knees to give a revitalizing glow.

6Best All-Natural

FIG+YARROW Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub ($48)

Infused with coffee, this organic brand gives us an energizing scrub, perfect for any morning to rev up your day.  It provides a natural skin exfoliation while also refreshing and detoxifying the body.

7Best for Feet

Freeman Bare Foot Lemon & Sage Foot Scrub ($3.79) 

Turn your soles into softies by applying this lemon and sage-infused foot scrub that removes rough skin while also improving circulation to reduce swelling and aches.

8Best for Hands

SheaMoisture Lavender & Wild Orchid Hand & Body Scrub ($9.99)

By rubbing this scrub gently along the back of your hands and cuticles, you’ll buff out skin while deeply hydrating due to the calming hints of lavender and orchid extract.

9Best for Face

Fresh Sugar Face Polish ($62) 

Free from parabens, sulfates and synthetic dyes, this yummy smelling scrub is made with brown sugar and wild strawberries, making it smell good enough to eat (don’t). Great for all skin types, Fresh’s face polish is calming and effective.

10Best for All Over

Grown Alchemist Purifying Body Exfoliant ($34)

Massage this pearl, peppermint and ylang ylang scrub all over your body, allowing for it to decongest the skin and improve cellular turnover for a renewed completion.