* Exfoliating tools for face, feet and body
* Natural and synthetic fiber options
* Sponges, brushes and even glove choices
With winter well on its way, toggling between cold air outside and dry heat inside always inevitably leads to dull, dry itchy skin. So eliminate the problem before it even starts by adding an exfoliating sponge to your daily cleansing routine. This simple, straightforward solution comes in a variety of shapes and textures, from the classic natural loofah mitt to a long-handled boar-bristle body brush.
Here, we’ve pulled together 6 of the best exfoliating sponges under $20, a price that will leave enough left over to splurge on winter’s other dry-skin hero: Body lotion.
1. Spongeables Pedi-Scrub Foot Buffer
Infused with the soothing scent of lavender and Tea Tree oil, this exfoliating sponge is the answer to tired, overworked feet. Designed with a soft, spongy side for gentle cleansing and a textured scrubbing side for smoothing calluses and rough skin.
2. Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge
Gentle enough for your face, this sponge is shaped just like the brand’s best-selling beauty blender, so you can prep skin or take off makeup without missing a spot.
3. JCMaster Exfoliating Mesh Gloves
Get the lather power of a shower puff combined with intense exfoliation thanks to the nylon mesh construction of these buffing gloves. A discrete loop on each hand lets you hang and dry with ease after each use.
4. Madholley Loofah Sponges
The classic loofah gets an ergonomic assist thanks to an elastic strap that secures to your hand. Made of natural material that’s hypoallergenic, non-toxic and antibacterial, it buffs away dead, dry skin with gentle effectiveness.
5. Voda Reeve Exfoliating Loofah
At 4 x 32 inches, this extra-long exfoliating back scrubber will reach all the places you can’t, like that impossible spot between the shoulder blades. Use the more textured side to exfoliate and refresh, the smoother side to polish and soften.
6. Pretty See Bath and Body Brush
If you’re ready to give dry brushing a go, this boar-bristle brush is all you’ll need to get started. The long handle means your back and other tough to reach places won’t be neglected, and its grippy, no-slip treatment keeps you firmly in control if you do decide to use it wet.