The Korean Italy Towel is basically 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 (think sandpaper), 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.
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).
To see whether your skin is ready for exfoliation, you can test a small area (such as the back of your hand) by rubbing 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). If you’re not accustomed to exfoliating, this may cause some discomfort – you may only want to tackle small areas and work your way up.
This should go without saying, but if this causes you pain, stop immediately. Also note: if you want to exfoliate the skin on your face, be very careful – you may need to apply a little soap or facial cleanser to the towel and use VERY LIGHT, circular motions. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE – you may want to consult with a doctor or dermatologist before using (you have been warned ;)).
If this Korean Italy Towel product/procedure works well for you, in most cases it can be used once per week (do NOT use daily).
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