The bleach makes me smell weird too...They tell you to use it because it helps kill the bacteria trapped in the layers of skin but frankly, I hate it.
I am having better luck taking a bath with just a squirt of oil in it. It softens up my skin and it pumices right off. Too much oil and you have a greasy mess, so don't over-do it.
I also throw in a handful of dead sea salt just because, I am not sure if it really does anything or not.