There are so many songs dedicated to the beauty of melanated skin, from Goodie Mob’s “Beautiful Skin” to Beyoncé‘s “Brown Skin Girl.” However it sometimes feels difficult to achieve a glow that inspires lyrical genius, no matter how much you moisturize after a shower or bath. That’s because simply washing doesn’t always remove the layers of dead cells that may build up to cause dullness and hinder moisture from fully penetrating deeper layers of the skin. If you’ve ever wondered why your skin still gets ashy, despite applying oils, creams and lotions, a lack of exfoliation is likely the culprit. The solve? Body scrubs, especially ones made from natural oils and salt or sugar. After washing and rinsing, massaging your skin with an indulgent, oil-rich scrub not only exfoliates, but it also adds moisture to newly exposed layers. There’s a scrub out there for almost everyone, with scents that range from fresh, to fruity, to effervescent and exfoliation levels from gentle to strong.