The gift that never stops giving. You will receive this FREE GIFT (korean skin exfoliating mitt) on purchases over $40. We make organic deodorant and pit care for sensitive skin and this is a prefect addition to the line that unclogs your pores.. and here's why!
This product has been around since the 60's and is very popular in Korea, particularly. If you have had a Korean massage you might have experienced this product and its skin-smoothing effects. With reviews making claims like, “my skin makes a baby’s butt feel like a cactus”, I knew it is something our Bare Pits family will enjoy!
What is it?
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 green towel is the most universal and can be used on most areas of the body (except for “sensitive” or “private” areas, of course).
Why would you use this?
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.
The benefits of using the Korean Italy Towel over other exfoliating products include:
it’s a relatively clean process (aside from the peeling skin) – it doesn’t use any messy lotion-y type things
it could be a great option for those who are sensitive to certain ingredients/chemicals commonly found in other skincare products
How do you use it?
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.
I grew up going to the korean spa with my mom and got spoiled with these treatments. Once you learn how to use the mitt properly you will never go back to anything else.
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