AbstractA skin care device which fits over the hand of the user and which is used to clean and massage the skin when wet. It is used by rubbing the wet skin with the outer surface of the device when the user is in a bathtub of hot water or in a shower, and is always used prior to any contact by the skin with soap. The device is most effective when the proper materials are used for it's outer surface, and various raised surface preparations are found to produce improved results over a basic plain surface for the device. The raised surface serves to scrape away dead skin and dirt on the skin surface. In particular, a pre-determined pattern or random design sewn into the face of the device will substantially increase the effectiveness of the device. Alternatively, or in addition thereto, prearranged patches of a suitable material can be sewn on the face of the device so that only the strips need be of a particularly effective material, while the body of the device can be made of less expensive material. In an even further alternative embodiment, lengths of the material can be gathered and sewn to create a series of spaced folds along the device. If desired, the device can be shaped in the form of ornaments, animals, or the like. An effective design for the contour of the device is one which approaches the natural outline configuration of the human hand.