Have you ever heard of Korean washcloths? My friend just recently introduced me to them. Basically, they are traditional washcloths that most people think of when they hear the term “washcloth”, however, they are much more coarse then the washcloths that most Americans use.
Korean washcloths are a longtime staple among many women of Asian descent. The coarse surface of the cloth exfoliates as it cleans the skin. Think of it as a fabric loofah that makes skin luminous.
The way it is used
- Allow the shower to steam your skin for a couple of minutes, this softens the skin.
- Add a moisturizing soap and cover the washcloth with the soap.
- Staring at the soles of the feet and working your way up, lightly rub the skins surface with the soapy cloth in quick light motions always circling in towards the heart. Apply a little extra pressure on the lymph gland areas (below the jaw, under the arms, and the top of the inner thigh)
- Rinse thoroughly
The slightly coarse texture of the washcloth whisks away dead skin cells that dull skins surface. Rubbing in towards the heart and focusing on lymph glands encourages toxins to be eliminated from the body. Toxins in the body can cause illness, skin ailments and acne.