My Number One choice for my dry. itchy skin and for deep exfoliation!
I'm not a skin care professional. That said, I discovered hammam cloth a few years ago, like this one, and have been using my mitt since. (For body use only!) It's amazing for those of us who struggle with the need for some serious exfoliation. If I don't remove that layer of dry, dead skin cells (and the five thousand layers of lotion I've applied) I don't see relief from my dry, itchy skin. The procedure is like getting a pedicure - you soak in warm water, then remove the dead, dry skin. We've all done that, right?
The gist of it is basically this: take a nice soak in either bath (preferred) or shower for at least 10 mintutes, though 15 or 20 is much better. The goal is to soften the dry layers of skin. It helps not to use oils or similar products in this bath -you need traction- but if you're enjoying a lovely soak go for it. Now, slip on the hammam mitt and start working it over an area. I like to start at my feet and ankles. Start gently and then increase pressure to your own comfort. (Please remember to not scrub too hard until you get used to your personal tolerance or you can scrub too much and be tender.)
I personally find it helpful (for my deep exfoliation sessions) to go not just up and down an arm or leg, but to also go around or circumference-lly. Be careful not to scrub too hard until you get used to it. I can actually get the skin to roll off but that's just me. At this point, after I'm fully exfoliated, I take a shower to rinse off and wash. I apply a no-rinse moisturizer. (Then I clean my now-digusting tub) Later I apply a good, rich body cream.
This is my personal regimin and has really helped my post-menapausal skin that doesn't like to exfoliate. I do this deep exfoliation about every two to four weeks. In between I use this mitt with my soap in the shower to help maintain my softer skin.
Clean your mitt with soap and water, hang to dry and pamper your newly exposed and very soft skin.