Grooming and skincare has become increasingly important for men in the recent decade, with many embracing the benefits of a well-rounded head to toe self care and grooming routine. One often-overlooked part of skincare for men are body scrubs. Exfoliating body scrubs offer numerous benefits, from scrubbing away dead skin cells to promoting smoother, healthier bump free skin. It’s a moment of self care in the shower many men overlook. An elevated men’s body scrub is an indulgent @ home spa experience providing gentle but effective exfoliation as well as a sensory experience to relax the body and mind. You live a healthy lifestyle, eat well and workout on your body and mind. The skin on your body should reflect that. 

Benefits of Body Scrubs for Men

Exfoliating body scrubs offers a wide range of skin and health benefits that go beyond simple exfoliation. If you’re a man that works hard on keeping your body in shape then you want the skin on your body to look healthy and feel smooth all over, especially when the shirt is off.  For men, incorporating a body scrub into their weekly skincare routine can:

  • Remove Dead Skin Cells: Body scrubs effectively slough away dead skin cells, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath.
  • Prevent Ingrown Hairs: Regular exfoliation with a body scrub can help prevent ingrown hairs, particularly in areas prone to razor bumps, such as the chest, back, and beard area.
  • Improve Skin Texture: By buffing away rough patches, bumps and dry skin, body scrubs can improve overall skin texture, leaving it feeling softer and smoother to the touch.
    man having exfoliating body scrub massaged onto back, urth
  • Enhance Blood Circulation: The massaging action of applying a body scrub can help stimulate blood circulation, promoting healthier-looking skin.
  • Boost Moisture Absorption: Exfoliating the skin allows moisturizers to penetrate more deeply, increasing their effectiveness in keeping the skin hydrated and moisturized.
  • Even out skin tone: Exfoliation helps to shed and remove dead surface cells and even out skin tone. Exfoliation also helps to fade pigmentation left behind by body acne and ingrown hairs
  • Calming moments of self care: Applying a body scrub and the massaging action connects your body to your mind and the touch of your hands. It’s a healing self care moment. 

Types of Exfoliating Body Scrub for Men

When choosing a body scrub, look for products formulated with skin-loving ingredients that provide both exfoliation and nourishment. Men's body scrubs come in a plethora of formulations offering benefits tailored to different skin types and preferences. From invigorating coffee scrubs to soothing oatmeal-based options, there's a body scrub out with a combination of scrub particles to suit every man's skincare needs.

Coffee and sugar men's body scrub in a stone bowl, urth

There’s also a variety of aromatherapeutic sensory experiences ranging from spa like eucalyptus, peppermint, bergamot, grapefruit, rosemary, lavender and pine to more exotic masculine scents like sandalwood, vetiver, basil, clove, black pepper, cedar, leather and ouds.  Choose a body scrub that will not only improve your skin’s overall health but one that will turn your shower into a aromatherapeutic home spa. 

Scrubbing Particle

Roughness/Effectiveness on the Skin


Gentle, suitable for sensitive skin


Moderate, provides effective exfoliation but may be harsh for sensitive skin

Coffee Grounds

Moderate to rough, invigorating exfoliation, may be too abrasive for sensitive skin

Walnut Shell Powder

Moderate to rough, provides thorough exfoliation but may cause micro-tears in the skin if too abrasive

Bamboo, rice

Particles / Powder

Gentle to moderate, effective exfoliation without causing irritation

Jojoba Beads

Gentle, suitable for sensitive skin, provides mild exfoliation


Rough, provides deep exfoliation, best suited for rough skin on elbows and feet

Rice Bran

Gentle, suitable for sensitive skin, provides mild exfoliation


Gentle, soothing exfoliation, suitable for sensitive skin

Almond Meal

Moderate, provides effective exfoliation without being too harsh on the skin


Moderate, provides effective exfoliation without being too harsh on the skin

Cellulose beads

Gentle, suitable for sensitive skin, provides mild exfoliation and has skin moisturizing benefits 

Kaolin, bentonite, french green clays

Gentle, soothing exfoliation, suitable for sensitive skin



sugar and walnut shell powder body scrub for men in a jar, urth

How to Use Body Scrubs

A body scrub is an elevated and essential step in a man's grooming routine and can easily be incorporated into your weekly self care routine. 

  • Start with Wet Skin: Begin by showering and cleansing your body. Warm water helps to open up the pores and soften the skin, making it easier for the scrub to exfoliate effectively.
  • Apply the Scrub: Turn off the shower water and take a small amount of the body scrub and massage it onto your, chest, arms, legs, buttock and back (you might need to recruit someone) using circular motions. Focus on areas prone to dryness or roughness, such as back of hands and knuckles, elbows, knees, heels.
  • Rinse Thoroughly: After exfoliating, rinse off the scrub thoroughly with warm water making sure to remove all traces of the scrubbing particles.
  • Follow Up with Moisturizer: To lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated, follow up with a nourishing body moisturizer or light dry body oil.
  • Use Regularly: For best results, incorporate a body scrub into your skincare routine at least 2 times per week. Avoid over-exfoliating, as this can lead to irritation or dryness.

Using a body scrub in your skincare routine is an elevated grooming experience. Choosing the right exfoliating body scrub and using it regularly, can improve overall skin health. So why wait? Elevate your skincare routine with a body scrub to unlock bump free, smoother and healthier skin from head to toes.

Body care is one component of a healthy grooming routine for men. urth has curated skin care kits for men to simplify men's grooming routine for the face. These plant powered men’s skin care products are formulated with non pore clogging ingredients like chamomile, green tea, ginseng and pure essential oils to cleanse, brighten and nourish skin for a healthy and clear complexion. Improved and better skin after every use. Perfect for all skin types - including men with sensitive, dry, combo, and oily skin.