Korean Body Scrubs
Sunday, January 17th, 2010 by Lady Lex   
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Snakes aren’t the only ones who shed their skin and thank goodness for that because I think, {{DEEP BREATH}}, it’s time I scrubbed off what’s left of my summer tan.  No better time to welcome new skin than in the New Year.

The Korean culture is known for their bathhouses where one can enjoy saunas, hot springs, and their famous body scrubs.  For anyone who has tried a Korean body scrub knows that it can be quite the experience.  For some it’s pure bliss and for others, like myself, it’s a bit painful.  Don’t get me wrong I love every part of it, except when my skin gets to the point where it feels like it’s going to bleed.  Even though I feel very clean afterward and I love watching the dead skin come off, it’s definitely something I’m going to wait on before trying again. Well at least till my skin gets thicker. Instead, I’ve decided to look into ways I can maintain my fresh new skin at home.  Here’s what I found:

1. Korean Style Body Scrub Towel- This is the actual mitt they use in the bathhouse. They’re only about $1 each.

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2. A dry body brush removes dead skin cells and it’s not so harsh on the skin. It also opens pores. You can find one online at wecarespa.com.

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3.  Exfoliating large Body scrubber is similar to the Korean Body Scrub Towl, except not has harsh and bigger so it’s easier to get your back.

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4.  Dani Sugar Scrub is an all-natural body scrub, I love it! It exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time.

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5. Natural Sugar Scrub- 1 cup Brown Sugar, ½ cup sweet almond oil, 5 drops of essential oils and vitamin E and/or Honey.

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So now you don’t have to leave the scrubbing to the professionals, here are a couple of tips on how to scrub-a-dub-dub:

  1. Scrub in a circular motion
  2. Start at your feet and work up towards your torso
  3. Then your fingertips into your arms
  4. Don’t scrub every day
  5. Don’t scrub after you’ve shaved

I’d love to hear any unique Korean bathhouse experiences, if you have any. Email me at LadyLex@ineedprettythings.com.

Yours truly,

Lady Lex

2 Responses to “Korean Body Scrubs
  • Leslie on February 8, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I’ve never been to a korean bathhouse, but now I’m interested!  I love the feeling of well exfoliated skin!

  • Anonymous on May 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    OMG!  The one I went to recently is Spa World USA in Virginia!  I’m soo in love with the place!  When I can, I try to go at least once a week.  I usually get the body scrub along with my day pass.  I feel and look like I’m floating for a couple of days after-wards.  Recommend it for anyone open minded to a wonderful experience.  http://www.spaworldusa.com

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