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How To Exfoliate Legs

Updated on October 16, 2014

Exfoliate Your Legs The Proper Way !

Who doesn't want to have smooth legs?

But to have smooth legs YOU need to know how to exfoliate!

Truth is Every women out there wants to have soft smooth sexy legs! Nobody wants to have unattractive legs. I'm going to share with you the best ways YOU can exfoliate legs then you'll decide how you're going to exfoliate.

I will list some tips I use all the time to exfoliate my legs and the best exfoliating scrubs I had used and you can use too.

The reason why I started exfoliating was because my legs were very dried, bumpy, and with blackheads (ewww, I know). I did some research and tried out the salt scrub, the sugar scrub, and exfoliating scrubs.

I stick with exfoliating scrubs because it's very easy to use and gives me good results even in my morning showers when I'm in a rush.

Ready to have soft smooth legs?

How Many Times To Exfoliate - How many times should I exfoliate?

The majority of people exfoliate once a week, maximum is twice a week no more!

Remember exfoliating only helps to remove dead cells and causes dryness.

DO NOT use it daily or more than twice a week if you have dry or normal skin! However, if you have blackheads or oily legs you can exfoliate maximum three times a week.

Do You Exfoliate Once/Twice A week?

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DO NOT exfoliate if you have open cuts around your legs.

3 Ways To Exfoliate Your Legs

There are several ways you can exfoliate your legs, the best way for you to exfoliate your legs is depending on your skin sensitivity and what way is more convenient for you to exfoliate.

I'm going to share with you 3 ways how you can exfoliate legs

Remember -brush your legs with a dry brush before stepping into the shower.

  1. Exfoliating with sugar or salt- this is the cheapest way for you to exfoliate legs! The secret ingredient for having smooth legs is in your kitchen, so why not use sugar or salt to exfoliate your legs! Below I will show you how you can exfoliate with sugar or salt step by step.
  2. Scrubs- Exfoliating scrubs are one of most common ways to exfoliate legs. Although some may be expensive it gives you the soft smooth legs you want! - I recommend you to use scrubs that contain vitamins. It will give your legs the vitamins it needs to have beautiful, soft, smooth glowing legs.
  3. Loofahs and scrubby sponges can help exfoliate legs also. Many people exfoliate their legs through brushes, loofas and sponges while they are showering!


It's more convenient to exfoliate legs towards the end of your shower. Why? So that way it could be easier to exfoliate when your legs are already hydrated.

Exfoliating with sugar

How to exfoliate legs at home

This is a homemade exfoliator for legs. Exfoliating with sugar is simple and easy!

Exfoliate Legs With Sugar- Ingredients: Water and granulated sugar.

- Start by wetting your legs, keep your legs in the water for more than 10 minutes.

-take a fair amount of sugar and rub on your legs in circular motions.

Be gentle with your skin! Not to hard but not to soft!

-Start from the bottom and work your way up.

-Do this for at least 5 minutes (If your legs start getting irritated STOP immediately).

- Rinse , make sure you get rid all the sugar granules on your legs.

Simple isn't it? and affordable! Give it a try!

Second Favorite Exfoliating Scrub - Oatmeal and Honey Scrub

Earth Therapeutics Loofah Exfoliating Scrub, Oatmeal & Honey, 6-Fluid Ounce (177 ml)
Earth Therapeutics Loofah Exfoliating Scrub, Oatmeal & Honey, 6-Fluid Ounce (177 ml)

Since I have sensitive skin I'm always picky when it comes to purchasing scrub. I tried this scrub myself so I know the advantages on this scrub.

This scrub will leave your legs with a wonderful delicious scent that you will want to bite your legs off! (don't do that). It leaves skin silky and so smooth. It has helped me get rid of my ingrown hair and has natural ingredients.

Oatmeal, honey and Aloe Vera are a few ingredients this scrubs contains. You're going to fall in love this scrub just like I did !



If your legs turn very dry or irritated when using scrubs check if you're allergic to any of the products.

How do you exfoliate your legs with a loofah?

How do you exfoliate your legs? If you want to get smooth legs the old traditional way, use a loofah or a sponge! Known to be great leg exfoliators! It gives you really good results!

-Just wet the loofah or sponge with warm water.

-douse it with soap

-Then scrub in circular motions from the bottom of your foot and start working your way up.

-When you reach your bikini area don't scrub hard and might irritate your skin.

-Rinse after!

A very simple way to have smooth legs!

Why Exfoliate Legs

Why is It Important To Exfoliate Legs?

If you want soft smooth legs exfoliating is a must! Specially if you wanna show off your legs when going to the beach.

It's also important to exfoliate legs because it avoids ingrown hairs and improves to eliminate keratosis pelaris and chicken skin. Also when you exfoliate before if you're planning to use a self tanner. Exfoliating Legs will also reduce cellulite, and will help circulation.

Also after you exfoliate remember to moisturize once a day specially if you have dry legs.

You Made It!

Now you know how to exfoliate your legs!

Please feel free to leave a comment (=

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Sensitive Skin?

If you have dry or sensitive skin might do better with chemical exfoliation because the acids are doing most of the work and you don't need to scrub and worry about applying too much pressure. However it's better if you talk to your doctor about it.

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    • ramonabeckbritman profile image


      5 years ago from Arkansas

      Very nice lens.

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      Ronald Tucker 

      6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Very well designed, useful and educational lens on natural regiments to exfoliate the legs...the sugar and salt technique seems like an excellent way to exfoliate.

      Recently see an advertisement for a hair removal device named No!No! that is a doctor recommended exfoliation device that is based on years of research and development. It has been featured in hundreds of magazines, including, Vogue, Allure, Elle and others.

      It was also the recepient of the 2011 "Product of the Year" for the Consumer Survey of Product Information. Thanks for adding the very educational video!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Very interesting - great lens! ~~Blessed~~

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      6 years ago

      Try olive oil based soaps!!!

    • RamondaWillis profile image


      6 years ago

      I loved reading your lens. Loads of useful information. Thanks

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      6 years ago

      Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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      6 years ago

      Fantastic lens, great job! Thumbs up

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      Sherry Venegas 

      6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Those dry looking legs is a lifelong problem. Now I rub dry with a separate hand towel after the shower and slide on a good aloe gel. Done and good for the rest of the day.

    • Zebedee32 profile image


      6 years ago

      Informative and well put together.

    • daniela12 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Red bumps are caused by irritation, probably you get it from a lotion or by shaving. If you use a lotion use a unscented one and pick a body wash that's gentle enough for your skin

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      6 years ago

      what can i use to exfoliate my legs because i have little red bumps in my legs. ?


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