That brown stuff on your body is dead skin cells, and it's your skin peeling when you shower, instead of just using your hands to wash your body, use a wash-rag, because that will help remove all of that, then after you get out of the shower, apply lotion, not vasaline. I honestly dont do anything to my skin to make it soft, it just kinda is. also, so the dead skin cells arent there, try using Neutrogena Body clear body scrub, because it has exfoliaters in it, and it scrubs away dead skin. For soft hands, i just use lotion whenever i think about it on my hands, and since your a guy, most likely you wont want all that scented stuff, so use Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion.. it has no scent, and it's dermatologist recommended.. hope this helps!!!
[This message has been edited by tntmod5 (edited 11-10-2002).]