The Best Body Scrubs for Dry Skin

It’s officially winter, y’all.

By: Alicia Cesaro
Photography: Alec Kugler

Let’s just call it how it is: cold temperature + drying radiator heat = serious dehydration. And when the temp reached the 60s the other day (briefly before that, uh, blizzard), we were briefly reminded just how scaly (sorry) and dry our legs looked. It was not a pretty picture. After stopping to apologize to our skin (our largest organ!) for ignoring it and not diligently moisturizing post-steaming-hot shower, we figured it was time to actually do something about it, the first step being to scrub away all that dead skin with a very luxe body scrub—one that will look pretty sitting on the edge of your bathtub, therefore encouraging you to use it on the regular. Just also remember, the key is to slather up after scrubbing with a rich body lotion—we really like Kiehl’s Crème de Corps. Trust—it’ll be like transformation Tuesday for your dry legs and arms.


Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Sugar Scrub

Two words: Crème Brûlée. If you want to smell like an expensive French pastry and have glow-y skin, this is your best bet.

Natura Bisse C+C Vitamin Scrub

This works just as well for face as it does body, so it’s a lazy girl’s dream. Plus, the vitamin C citrus scent makes you feel like it’s really working.

Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub

So you can guess what drew us to this scrub—key word, cabernet—but in all seriousness, this exfoliant refines and softens skin.

Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub

Tata Harper is a spa-level two-in-one—it polishes away dead skin *and* hydrates everything. Pro tip courtesy of TH is to scrub downward before shaving.