Ladies and gents (however few of you there may be), I've reached another level of smooth skin enlightenment.
It is this.
I've never used washcloths or bath towels because they always seemed so dirty. I don't even use a wash cloth for my face; I spritz my face with toner and let it absorb after I've cleansed.
Anyway, I was perusing the Makeupalley boards when I realized you can sort the reviews by Most Popular, Top Rated, etc. I clicked on the MUA Top Picks and found that it's the seventh item on there. I had to find out more.
After a couple weeks of idle research, I found a store in Toronto that sells them (Sanko at 730 Queen St West) and picked one up. I'm not sure if you're supposed to wash these or something before using them but...I didn't. Best part? They're less than $5.00 (including our harsh Canadian taxes. Win.)!
The cloths are about the size of a small bath towel and are made of 60% nylon and 40% polyester. The idea is that it helps your body wash foam up way more than a normal washcloth would and the roughness helps slough off any dead skin.
Does it work?
Indeed it does.
Even after months of dry brushing, there's a huge difference in my skin after using this for only a week. In fact, I noticed a change after the first time I used it. Maybe the brush I was using before was too harsh on my skin, but this made my skin feel softer, not just smoother. Does that make sense? Instead of just having a really smooth, even surface, my skin was also silkier to the touch. I still follow up with my Neutrogena Body Oil, but I think this has solidly replaced my scrub brush! I'll probably still dry brush every once in a while (it's good for your circulation and cellulite, they say...), but this wins the skin battle, hands down.