The best body scrubbing product in the world! Straight from Jimjilbang!
The Korean Italy Towel is a cloth that is 100% viscose (viscose has several uses, but is most commonly used to make fabrics such as rayon). Korean Italy Towels are abrasive, which is why they work so well for exfoliation. Similar to sandpaper, they also come in different levels of coarseness. The pink colored towel, for example, is the least abrasive and is commonly used on the face. The green towel is the most universal and can be used on most areas of the body (except for “sensitive” or “private” areas, of course). The yellow towel is the most abrasive and I would suspect that it’s more popular among men, or for use on areas that can handle a little more exfoliation, like the feet.
Exfoliating is a great way to rejuvenate the skin. The process removes dead skin and build-up/debris from pores, making your skin feel super smooth. With regular use, it may help lessen ingrown hairs and it may help those with keratosis pilaris (those little bumps that often show up on the back of arms, thighs, butt, etc.). After exfoliating, skin tends to have a more youthful glow (it helps to get rid of that “ashy” appearance). Because it unclogs pores, it can help tackle those pesky blackheads and it can help reduce the occurrence of acne in some cases. It also helps your skin to be more accepting of other treatments (whether you’re applying a cream, lotion, oil, self tanner, etc.), so it can help make your other products more effective or be applied more evenly. Some have also reported that exfoliating can help with fine lines and wrinkles.
HOW TO USE
This product must be used when your skin is wet. For best results, you should soak for at least 15 minutes in a bathtub filled with water that’s as warm/hot as you can stand it. If you don’t have a bathtub, you can do this in the shower – make sure your skin is thoroughly drenched in warm/hot water for at least 15 minutes. For best results, no soaps, oils, or other products should be used in the tub/shower prior to exfoliating (i.e. no bubble baths).
Rub the towel firmly in a back and forth motion (this may take a few passes with the towel). What you want to see is dead skin/debris starting to roll off (if you’ve ever been sunburned, it basically looks like that – your sunburned skin starts to peel and roll off, especially after showering). Only use enough pressure to get the desired affect, but do not use so much pressure that it causes pain (if you feel like you’re working really hard to get the dead skin to peel, you may need to soak longer and try again).