Why I Cannot Quit Using My Korean Exfoliating Bath Washcloth
I love body scrubs. And facial scrubs. I feel like it's somewhat therapeutic to slough away...I don't know? Dead skin? Sh*tty days?
But I really cannot deal with all the post-bathing steps that come along with a scrubbing session on a regular basis (I'm afraid that the left-over bits will end up clogging the drain/pipes, so I end up trying to wipe it all up with a paper towel because I'm ridiculous) and the occasional, once-in-a-blue-moon skin scrubbing session will not cut it, apparently. I also am hesitant to go crazy with any skincare buy, simply because they usually leave me with an allergic reaction. Whyyyy?
This whole imaginary dilemma lead me to find other options. And lo and behold, I eventually discovered one of my forever skincare products in the process. The "Korean Exfoliating Bath Washcloth". Or the "Korean Italy Towel". Or whatever else you want to call it.
Every Wednesday morning, I dry-brush, which I do everyday actually, and then grab my little magic green square and pop into the shower. I don't use any soap or body wash at this point; just water. I work my way up from my feet and then get to my tummy, back and chest, before focusing on my arms and face. Circular, sweeping motions!
(Don't bother trying to use this as a mitt though, just hold it like a normal washcloth.)
I use it every single week and I cherish this ritual. I really do. It's relaxing. It makes me feel all smooth. Beyond that, it has cleared up some odd bumps and lumps (probably TMI) and seems to have made my overall skin-tone more even. Which sound idiotic, but I promise it's true.
Oh and this is a really affordable way to exfoliate. I bought a package with pink and green options in 2014 or so and have only had to reorder once because they last ages, granted that you take proper care of them.
Now I do this and sporadically treat myself to an actual body scrub and this combination is pretty grand.
The only cons I can think of are that you have to be careful about properly drying the cloth. But that is pretty obvious, right? No one wants to end up with a moldy bit of fabric. And you should do at least three sessions before deciding whether or not to continue. You'll be soft right away, but the other benefits aren't quite so immediate.
Seriously, I wish someone had told me about it years ago, so, now I am talking about it, so that you too can marvel over this amazing wonder.