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If You Use A Loofah, Then You Need To Know These 3 Things

July 30, 2015 by Rachel Gulmi
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Loofahs are a wonderful thing. They scrub away dead skin cells, leaving your skin soft and do a good job of cleaning your body. However, loofahs stay in the shower (with moisture and heat) and have many nooks and crannies so this combination isn’t all that great. Since they tend to always stay in a wet environment, they never get the chance to fully dry out and that leads to bacteria buildup.

Using a loofah in the shower isn’t ideal because of this, but if you insist of using one (like me) then here are a few tips on how to maintain the cleanliness of your loofah.

Let it dry. Remove the loofah from the moist environment and let it dry completely. This way, the bacteria doesn’t have a breeding ground.

Replace it. Don’t use the same loofah for months on end. While it may look intact, doctors suggest replacing a loofah every three to four weeks. Also, if the color changes and it starts to smell, then it’s time to get a new one.

Clean it. Cleaning your loofah is essential to keep bacteria at bay. Soak your loofah in a diluted solution of bleach and water to kill anything that may be stuck in its crevices. Soak it for 5 minutes or so, rinse it out and let it dry completely.

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