While using a loofah might make you feel like youâ€™re getting a deeper clean, all that exfoliating comes at a cost. In fact, youâ€™re probably getting dirtier.
Scientists put loofahs under the microscope andÂ â€“ surprise, surpriseÂ â€“ thereâ€™s a lot of nasty gunk and bugs in there.
Loofahs â€“ the real ones made from actual cucumbers, not the ones made of plastic mesh â€“ actually create the ideal conditions for bacteria. Youâ€™ve got dead skin cells, humidity, and a lack of air circulation.
So every time you donâ€™t dry your loofah properly and you use it again, you spread yesterdayâ€™s dirt all over your body.
Now thatâ€™s a pleasant thought. (Huffington Post)