Baby soft, glowing skin will not happen unless exfoliation is a part of your regular routine. A little while ago, I expressed my desire to recreate the ultimate body exfoliation experience at home. After learning of the infamous Italy towel used to slough off layers of dead skin at Korean bathhouses , I immediately ordered.
When the towel finally arrived, I couldn't wait to try it. But, I was a bit disappointed after my first experience. Everyone boasted about seeing visible evidence of exfoliated skin after one use. I, on the other hand, was very underwhelmed. Little did I know that I wasn't applying the right technique to create optimal results.
I used the Italy towel in the same way as my Salux cloth. Meaning, I lathered the towel with soap and used it like a wash cloth. Unfortunately, it didn't yield mind blowing results. So, I put the Italy towel away thinking that it wasn't meant to be.
But today I learned of the proper way to use the towel and I'm excited again to create magnificently flawless skin.
The real technique involves first soaking in a tub filled with warm/hot water. The warm water opens up the pores and soaking in it for 15-20 minutes loosens up dead skin & debris. Then you scrub your wet skin with the Italy towel (no soap or other product required). Check out this ultra low quality video for a visual demonstration. This, my friends, is the method that yields the "smooth as a baby's butt skin" that we all long for.
CREATING EVEN SKIN TONE
For those of you who have a bit of discoloration on the skin, regular exfoliation is your answer. I've read countless accounts of women, just like us, who've created even toned skin simply by exfoliating. I've read that this works for tougher areas like the knees, elbows, underarms and even your tush. Recently, I learned that "armpit peels" are actually a thing. At first, I was intrigued but, after thinking about it, I was like "it's not that serious." Why use harsh chemicals when we could produce similar results with an amazing exfoliation routine?
Keep in mind that lightening dark areas is a process that requires consistent action. If you have severe discoloration, you can pair these exfoliating super cloths with products like kojic acid soap or lotions with glycolic acid. Please remember to protect your freshly exposed skin cells with sunscreen which will help preserve your hard work.
Going forward, if you're not constantly receiving compliments about how soft and buttery your skin is, don't blame me. You are now in possession of very valuable information. Go forth and be flawless.