Nothing does more to invigorate and revitalize your skin than to scrub it with a Korea “Italy” towel.
CULT PRODUCT ALERT | Forget scratchy banana-shaped loofahs or stiff-bristled long-handle body brushes, the dirt cheap Korea “Italy” towel is the easiest and most expedient way to remove every bit of dead skin from your body and polish the new epidermis beneath it to a fresh and peachy glow.
The perfect stocking stuffer for smooth skin fanatics, Korea Italy towels are actually palm-sized 100 percent viscose pocket-style washcloths that don’t seem all that abrasive when they’re dry. Moisten one of these little squares, however, and its rough texture intensifies, making it a powerful exfoliation device.
Italy towels (so named by the Korean fabric importer who first marketed them in South Korea) are commonplace in South Korea, where the pursuit of super clean, super smooth skin appears to be a national pastime.
I found a 20-piece pack of Korea Italy towels at Hannam Market in Burnaby for just $12.99. Daiso in Richmond has them for an equally ridiculous price. —Annabel Lee