Scrubs are good for sloughing away dead cell buildup and product gunk to reveal softer, smoother, and brighter skin. Be careful not to scrub too hard, though, as some areas of our body are particularly thin and sensitive. Just always keep this in mind: Friction causes darkening.
So with that said, here's a list of scrubs you might want to try on various body parts prone to discoloration: elbows, knees, bikini area, and underarms!
1. Skin Genie Black Mallows Fluffy Scrub
This scrub has activated charcoal that "sucks out" dirt. It also has rolled oats for gentle exfoliation, grapeseed oil for hydration, and niacinamide for brightening.
Skin Genie Black Mallows Fluffy Scrub, P450, Skin Genie
2. Human Nature Coffee & Vanilla Body Scrub
This 100 percent natural scrub will lift away dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, softer complexion. It's also infused with aloe extract to keep sensitive skin nourished and hydrated.
HUMAN NATURE Coffee & Vanilla Body Scrub, P279.75, Humanheartnature
3. A Bonne Milk Salt Spa
Chances are, you've seen this pink packet with a cow print in drugstores for years. This scrub has salt particles mixed in a moisturizing, milky base. It has an irresistible milky scent, too! Pour a good amount on your palm, add water, and gently scrub away.
A BONNE Milk Salt Spa, P85, Watsons
4. Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Kiwi and Aloe
This body polish is infused with kiwi and aloe that will gently exfoliate. It's also formulated with one-fourth moisturizing cream to rehydrate your skin.
DOVE Exfoliating Body Polish Kiwi and Aloe, P375, Watsons
5. Zenutrients Smoothening Coffee Body Scrub
If you're a caffeine junkie, you'll definitely love the smell of this scrub! It has a rich, creamy formula that is chock-full of antioxidants to reduce pigmentation and tighten the skin.
ZENUTRIENTS Smoothening Coffee Body Scrub, P245, Calxyta
6. Lush Ocean Salt Self-Preserving Face and Body Scrub
This natural and vegan scrub has sea salt, avocado butter, and lime—all good ingredients that will give you softer skin!
LUSH Ocean Salt Self-Preserving Face and Body Scrub, P675, Lush
7. Beauty Bakery Milk & Vanilla Sea Salt Scrub
This sea salt scrub is infused with milk extracts that will brighten your skin wth every use.
BEAUTY BAKERY Milk & Vanilla Sea Salt Scrub, P350, BeautyMNL
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.