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Wash-kit

Washkit Originally uploaded by McAlpine Alexander

My wash-kit consist of, from left to right, a basket, scalp scrubber, shaving cream, razor, toothpaste, nylon towel, and lastly a cotton face towel. Studies have shown that the cotton hand towel cleans the skin better than a nylon towel. However, for therapeutic value, and for exfoliating dead skin the nylon towel is more beneficial. I get a new kit every six months or so. I always love looking around for interesting new stuff. I got a chrome razor this time and an extra hard nylon towel. Of course most people don't bring all of these things into a public bath house, some people bring absolutely nothing. I think having these toiletries add to the enjoyment of being at a spa. Welcome to Japan

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