Two very cool boy-blogs, To Every Man a Manswer and The
Civilized Life
, weigh in on men using loofahs or bath poufs in the


Having a manly man husband myself, I am sympathetic with the
plight of the pouf. But even a guy’s skin could benefit from a bit of
exfoliating. Enter the Japanese exfoliating bath towel.


About three foot long and one foot wide, this mainstay of
Japanese bathing culture is a master exfoliator but without the uncomfortable
scratch (not to mention the inflexibility) of a loofah or the girly-ness of a pouf.


You can get a Japanese exfoliating towel by Salux at Amazon for $3.50, but most Asian markets in
NYC carry them for about 2 bucks.