Rice Bran: Rice bran is a nonabrasive exfoliator that is best for sensitive skin. On the scale of fine to rough, rice bran tilts towards fine, which is why it is also the perfect ingredient for those who are scared to see signs of premature ageing after scrubbing too much.
Since sensitive skin is the most prone to sunburn, rice bran is the best exfoliator because it has UV Protectants and collagen, both of which restore the skin’s natural colour and elasticity.
Sugar: Sugar scrubs are the best for dry skin because of sugar pumps lots of moisture into the skin. Known as a humectant, sugar increases the ability of the skin to trap water and keeps it hydrated. As an exfoliator, sugar lies above rice bran on the scale from fine to rough.
Coffee: Coffee based body scrubs are the best for normal skin that is sagging and highly prone to cellulite. As an exfoliator, coffee lies in the middle of the fine to rough scale, which means it exfoliates just enough for the skin to feel refreshed.
The antioxidants in coffee, namely caffeine, help tone saggy skin as well.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal-based body scrubs are more rough than fine, making them rank high on the abrasiveness scale. Oatmeal is the best exfoliator for oily skin because it soothes redness, rashes and also fights pimple-causing bacteria that is deep inside the pores. If you have irritated and itchy skin, Oatmeal is the best exfoliator.
Salt: Sea Salt Scrubs cause dryness, therefore, they are the perfect choice for oily and combination skin types. Out of all the exfoliators discussed here, salt is the roughest and is often called a ‘turbo-boost’ for the body because it rubs away dead skin cells that have collected to make skin look dark. For example, body scrubs with salt are the most suitable to be used on elbows and knees, to do away with dark and rough patches.