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body exfoliator

(22 Posts)
ChablisLover Fri 03-May-13 09:45:56

suggestions for a cheap (under a Fiver) exfoliator.

Was looking last night and I am covered in little red spots on the backs of my legs and need to get rid


MrsLettuce Fri 03-May-13 11:51:24

Used coffee grounds are an amazing body scrub but very messy.

TBH the best thing for those spot/bump things is flexitol or another high urea cream.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 03-May-13 11:55:06

IKEA do a good (very cheap) one . If you have the IKEA Family card you get a % discount too. In my local IKEA they have bags, suitcases toilettries all grouped together.

For hard work grittiness St Ives.
For nicey pampering Sanctuary (Boots sell it and they often have 3 for 2)

Neena28 Fri 03-May-13 12:31:46

Soap and glory do a heating up one that works brilliantly for me. More than a fiver I think but on 3 for 2 and with points would work out reasonably.

All of their exfoliators in the tube work well for me and I am an exfoliator junkie!!

Neena28 Fri 03-May-13 12:34:01

The heating one is 'some like it hot' great for bikini line and armpits where I get loads of Ingrowing hairs.

Also scrub of your life good.

MildDrPepperAddiction Fri 03-May-13 13:15:41

Sea salt and olive oil. Leaves skin so smooth and soft. V cheap too.

Bunbaker Fri 03-May-13 13:29:07

What about one of those massage sponges with a friction surface. You won't have loads of mess to clean up in the shower either.

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 03-May-13 13:30:22

I like the soap and glory one, just the normal one. Havent tried the one that heats up.

ChablisLover Fri 03-May-13 21:15:55


Thanks for all the replies

Is the st Ives one the same one as you use on the face?

I like a good hard working scrub

Must also check out soap and glory

Thanks ladies

Lots to try there

chimchar Fri 03-May-13 22:13:08

I love the 'lush' sea salt scrub one. It's about a tenner, but lasts ages.

It scrubs the fuck out of my skin...leaves it super soft and you can wash your hair in it it extra body!

Here It's 8 quid.

chocolatespiders Fri 03-May-13 22:19:43

ST Ives one is half price in Superdrug> will be going there to stock up on face one which is amazing

Mintyy Fri 03-May-13 22:23:47

I use these

I use them in the shower all year round on my feet, and on my arms/legs as required. Just add a splodge of your favourite shower gel and away you go.

Bunbaker Fri 03-May-13 22:24:08

Are these salt scrubs more effective than a sponge with an exfoliating surface?

I like the sound of the Lush one.

currentlyconfuseddotcom Fri 03-May-13 22:40:27

Chablis, do you have a body brush? You could try dry skin brushing, it's a little odd at first and then addictive and if you keep it up it really improves the appearance.

Also if you like taking baths you could try some fine grade himalayan pink salt mixed with oil (and essential oils) as a scrub before keeping it on for the bath - a little more expensive but really lovely.

squoosh Fri 03-May-13 23:17:54

I'm all about the dry body brushing!

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 03-May-13 23:24:22

I agree with Mintyy takes about a minute, if that, to exfoliate your whole body.

ChablisLover Sat 04-May-13 06:37:23

Oh tell me more about body brushing

DrGoogleWillSeeYouNow Sat 04-May-13 10:37:48

I'm with Minty, those gloves are the best and you can buy them in Wilkos or Home Bargains for about 59p.

currentlyconfuseddotcom Sat 04-May-13 12:20:46

Chablis, you can try this for a general overview of dry skin brushing:

I have to admit that I only do arms and legs though when I find the time to do it

ellesabe Sat 04-May-13 17:39:25

I use nspa white jasmine and jojoba body scrub. It's amazing and very affordable from Asda.

KentuckyFriedChildren Sat 04-May-13 18:09:24

I just put about 3 tbsp granulated sugar to one tbsp olive oil. Exfoliation and moisturiser in one smile

ChablisLover Sat 04-May-13 21:14:34

So have body brush and the nspa scrub from asda

soft smooth skin here I come hopefully

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