Our favorite skin-detoxing scrubs

Oct 16, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. ET

Taking care of our skin — which is the largest organ of our body and is also known as our "third kidney" — is one of the most important self-care steps we can take. When we exfoliate often, we are able to rid our skin of harmful toxins while increasing circulation and blood flow. And of course, there's always the added benefit of tighter, softer and more youthful skin!

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Pacifica Kona Coffee & Sugar Detox Whole Body Scrub

Skin benefits: Skin texture, hydration, brighter skin and circulation
Why we love it: This all-in-one scrub (Pacifica, $28) is truly a Holy Grail scrub, for so many reasons. Free of parabens and harmful ingredients, it nourishes, tones and brightens the skin while removing dead skin cells. With incredible ingredients such as coconut oil and kona coffee, this will be sure to leave your skin looking and feeling softer and younger than ever.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sea Salt Body Scrub

Skin benefits: Detoxifies, softens and hydrates
Why we love it: This is another cruelty- and paraben-free scrub (Amazon.com, $11) filled with ingredients such as jojoba, macadamia, avocado and sweet almond oils. This product boasts natural ingredients with so many benefits at an amazing price, not to mention it smells just like a spa. We'll take that kind of detox any day!

Ole Henriksen's do-it-yourself shower smoothie

Skin benefits: Improves circulation and detoxifies
Why we love it: This easy-to-make DIY shower scrub not only smells amazing, but the benefits can be felt almost immediately after stepping out of the shower. All the ingredients (epsom salt, coffee grounds, eucalyptus and sesame oil) are easy to find, and within minutes of mixing it up, you are well on your way to younger, smoother and detoxified skin!

Urth Scrub

Skin benefits: Removes blackheads and improves skin tone
Why we love it:
This truly is a miracle scrub (SkinDirect.com, $25) filled with all kinds of miracle-producing ingredients such as bergamot oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, white tea extract, green tea extract, seaweed extract, ginseng extract, chamomile extract, myrrh oil, vitamin C and vitamin E. Your skin will absolutely be detoxified and revived, and the best part is it's gentle enough to use two to three times a week!

While beauty experts agree that it's great to detox your skin with scrubs, there are other options to try out as well. For a gentler detox, we highly recommend the Clarisonic Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution as the perfect addition to your daily/nightly routine.

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