A wash cloth is too coarse, unless you use baby wash cloths ( I'm an aesthetician, and those are what I use during facials and on my own skin), yet those won't exfoliate. A good scrub has man made cylindrical beads in it, so they won't tear your skin. St. Ives is a natural apricot kernel, but it can do damage such as cause couperose skin. Also note, a scrub should only be used twice a week, and not at all on a break out. If your skin is naturally oily, once a week is enough and try not to use your index fingers when exfoliating, instead, use your middle and ring fingers, in circles, gently.
at 1:38 AM on Jun. 26, 2011