Whether it’s bathing suit season or you’re sporting a cute mini skirt for a night out, legs that are scaly and rough can cause embarrassment. Dry skin is usually the culprit, and fortunately, there’s something you can do about it. If lathering up with lotion dozens of times a day isn’t doing the trick, you have to first get rid of the layer of dead skin cells blocking the moisture. You can do this by exfoliating your legs a few times a week. Ditch the pricey store-bought scrubs and make a homemade brown sugar scrub at home. Brown sugar is slightly coarse, making it the perfect all-natural exfoliant.

Things You'll Need

Nutty Brown Sugar Scrub

Put 1/4 cup almonds and 1/4 cup oats into a food processor or blender. Chop the almonds and oats so they are a coarse powder.

Pour the ground almonds and oats into a bowl. Add ¼ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup of olive oil.

Stir the ingredients with a spoon until thoroughly mixed.

Citrus Brown Sugar Scrub

Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl.

Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil.

Stir the ingredients well with a spoon.

Brown Sugar and Pumpkin Scrub

Put 1/4 cup of real pumpkin into a blender or food processor. Puree the pumpkin so there are no large chunks.

Pour the pureed pumpkin into a bowl. Add ¼ cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

Mix the ingredients with a spoon to combine.

Sticky Sweet Scrub

Put 2 tablespoons of honey into a bowl. Heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften it.

Add ¼ cup brown sugar to the honey. Stir well to combine the two ingredients.

Mix in the contents of two vitamin E capsules, a few drops of your favorite essential oil and 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Stir well.

Exfoliating With Perfection

Moisten your legs well with warm water.

Put about a teaspoon of the body scrub onto a loofah, washcloth or directly onto your skin.

Massage the scrub into your legs with your hands, loofah or washcloth. Use small, circular motions as you’re scrubbing.

Rinse the scrub off well. Dry your legs thoroughly, then apply moisturizer to the skin.


  • The pumpkin scrub is perishable; use within four to six weeks and refrigerate it in between uses.