This photo was taken earlier on today after using it for the 3rd time. When I first received it in the box, it was very hard/sturdy, and smelt just as good as ever. I kept it in this bag, in a cool, and dry place. When I go for a shower I place it on shelve furfest away from me so no water gets near it. When I'm ready to use it I turn off the shower, and gently rub it over my body, paying particular attention to my very dry knees, and elbows, and then rinse off. I then place it back where it was, but leave it on top of the bag to dry out, before popping it back inside later.
I hope this helps any of you who are yet to use yours, and I feel sad for those of you who didn't have a good experience with it as it really is one of my favourite scrubs.