8 Best Types of Exfoliators for Your Skin

Kristyn Bango exfoliate sea salt skin skin care


You may be wondering, what does exfoliating do? It's important to know why you should exfoliate regularly as part of your skincare routine.  When you exfoliate your skin, you're physically removing the dead skin cells on your body. This helps it to behave younger and speeds up your skin's process. Below are what I consider to be the 8 best types of exfoliators you can use. 

Did you know that we make a Pink Himalayan Salt Bar Soap? It cleanses and exfoliates your skin at the same time. These bars are HUGE and last a very long time!

Almond Meal

Gentle, soothing exfoliant, rich in nourishing oils, can be purchased or made by placing in the blender until a fine meal is produced. May be used alone or in combination with other exfoliants, gentle enough to use in facial scrubs.

Try this Honey Almond Body Scrub!

Baking Soda

A skin brightening exfoliator for the face or body. It is also a great addition to a skin soothing detox bath.


Anti-inflammatory properties may temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite, may help reduce eye puffiness and smooth skin. Use fresh coffee beans since many of the benefits come from the caffeine in coffee, best used in combination with other exfoliants.

Try this Espresso Italiano Body Scrub!


Anti-inflammatory benefits make it useful for soothing irritated skin, including skin conditions such as eczema and rashes. Rich in emollient properties, finely ground oatmeal or oat flour can be used for grain facial cleansing, soaks, or facial masques. It is ideal for light exfoliation especially for sensitive skin, can be purchased as oat flour or whole oats can be ground in the blender.

Sea Salt

Collected from fresh sea water, high in minerals and nutrients, minerals are not fully absorbed in a wash off products like a scrub. A great base for body scrubs or salt can be used weekly to rejuvenate and brighten dull skin by removing dead skin cells and debris.


Highly versatile exfoliant, not overly abrasive, suitable for sensitive skin. There are a variety of sugars that can be used as exfoliants.

Brown Sugar

Used interchangeably with sugar but has a deep rich aroma, gentle even on sensitive skin, mild enough for face or body.

Demerara Sugar

A coarser ground sugar, perfect for body exfoliation products, especially hands and feet yet still gentle enough for sensitive skin.

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