Exfoliating your legs doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. You can remove dry skin and small surface bumps in minutes using common household ingredients. Follow a few simple steps to get polished, gorgeous gams.

Things You'll Need

Make a DIY scrub. Combine granulated sugar or sea salt with a little water, honey, or your favorite body oil (olive or coconut oil works!).

Step into your bath or shower. Keep the water temperature warm to open the pores.

Apply the scrub to your legs. Start at the ankles. Use your fingertips or palm and gently rub in a circular pattern as you gradually move upward. Cover the entire surface of the legs including the shins, calves, knees, and thighs.

Rinse off the scrub to wash away dead skin cells. To remove thick scrubs, try an exfoliation mitt. These are made of loofah, sisal, or nylon mesh. Their texture also promotes blood circulation and new skin cell growth. Use cold water for a final rinse to close the pores.

Dry your legs with a towel. Massage skin with your favorite moisturizer.


  • Exfoliation scrubs are available commercially in stores carrying health and beauty products.
  • To maintain smooth legs, make exfoliation part of your skin care routine twice weekly.
  • If you use an exfoliation mitt, don’t forget to rinse it thoroughly. Residual dead skin cells may promote bacterial growth.