Exfoliate Dry Legs With Common Household Ingredients

As you're sliding on your favorite skirt or pair of shorts, there's nothing worse than looking down at dry, flaky legs. It'll have you opting for a pair of your favorite jeans or leggings in no time. However, dry skin against your favorite jeans isn't a good time either.

You used the last of your exfoliator last week, so you just have to suck it up, right? Wrong. You don't need to go any farther than your pantry to find everything you need to create the perfect leg exfoliator at home. A little bit of honey can be your best friend. After all, honey does more than just taste sweet, it has a few sweet benefits for your skin. That's why many people use it as part of their face care

Learn how to fight the dreaded dry leg itch by raiding your pantry for a few must-have essentials. Plus, understand the benefits of leg exfoliation and why you can have too much of a good thing.

How to make an exfoliation scrub at home

Silky smooth legs are the dream. Luckily, the dream is easy to achieve. All you need is a little honey, brown sugar, and coconut oil to create luscious legs your partner will love.

You might be thinking – honey! But honey is full of antimicrobial and wound-healing properties, according to a 2016 study published in the Central Asian Journal of Global Health. Brown sugar also works as a scrub to flake off all that dry skin. Together, they are a one-two combo you wouldn't want to miss out on. The scrub recipe is simple, just combine ½ cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of honey, and ¼ cup of oil (via Cook Craft Love). Keep in mind, coconut oil may work best. Apply it in circular motions and rinse until all the stickiness is gone. Enjoy that smoothness.

If you're not a fan of rubbing brown sugar on your skin, you're not alone. Thankfully, brown sugar isn't the only exfoliate you have available. Coffee works as a great alternative. Mix ½ cup of coffee and one tablespoon of honey until you have a paste (per Be Beautiful India). You can also add a ¼ cup of coconut oil if you have dry skin. Once you have the mixture ready to go, apply it using the same circular motion, and rinse well. Apply this a few times a week to maximize those benefits.

Benefits of a DIY exfoliation scrub

Leg exfoliation removes dead skin to give you a youthful and brighter-looking leg. Gone are those dry skin scales that you can't stand. In fact, The New Jersey Vein and Vascular Center (NJVVC) points out a few other benefits of exfoliation, like helping with the appearance of cellulite, improving circulation, and developing fewer ingrown hairs.

However, it's important to remember that too much exfoliation or scrubbing too harshly can also be bad for your skin. You might end up sluffing off more than just the layer of dead skin and leave your legs looking worse. Additionally, if you have sensitive skin, consider exfoliating less and using a gentle touch to ensure you don't irritate your legs. The NJVVC also offers a few extra exfoliation tips, such as avoiding exfoliation after shaving, on broken skin, and after sunburns.

Exfoliation has some wonderful benefits for your skin. But that doesn't mean you need to drop your paycheck on body scrubs. After all, you have everything you need to get your legs looking supple and vibrant at home.