Bathing Loofah Are Real Bacteria Nests According To A Study

It is well known that almost everyone uses a bathing loofah to wash themselves. Much more practical than a washcloth, it facilitates t...

bathing loofah

It is well known that almost everyone uses a bathing loofah to wash themselves. Much more practical than a washcloth, it facilitates the exfoliation of the skin smoothly, stimulates the blood circulation and needs only a small amount of soap to foam. However, it does not only have advantages!

The bathing loofah is actually a real nest of bacteria and it is strongly recommended to limit its use, or even remove it from your bathroom, according to experts.

Bathing Loofah are a perfect accessory to use in the shower to wash and exfoliate your skin gently. Nevertheless, this personal hygiene practice has a major disadvantage. Indeed, the bathing loofah can be harmful for the skin because of their nylon fabric which traps the dead cells of the epidermis, perfect vectors of bacteria. By the way, most dermatologists recommend not using it.

Dermatologists warn

In addition to the difficulty of cleaning the Bathing Loofah for a healthy reuse, the environment created by the combination of canvas and dead skin cells serves as a perfect habitat for bacteria, mold and yeast and this, especially in a damp and airy space that is the bathroom or the shower stall. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology looked into this issue and corroborated the dermatologists' warning of the potential of microbes to show up on the entire surface of the skin after use.

If anyone who uses a bathing loofah every day and cleans with it, this can potentially lead to contamination or even risk of infection especially after hair removal that can cause micro-cuts through which bacteria accumulated and trapped by the bathing loofah, can easily infiltrate.

Bathing Loofah Alternatives

The best alternative is simply, to remove the use of bathing loofah. However, for lovers of this accessory, it is useful to know that it exists on the market, made from natural fibers and resistant to mold and yeast and thus prevent the proliferation of bacteria.

In addition, there are natural and ecological materials to use during the bath or shower that reduce the risk of proliferation of fungi, microbes, bacteria and other pathogens housed inside the bathing loofah.

The bathing loofah

If you still want to keep the use of a bathing loofah to wash, know that some simple hygiene rules are to be adopted regularly:

Thoroughly rinse your bathing loofah after each use.

Dry it meticulously so that it does not retain any moisture, preferably in the open air outside of the bathroom, as bacteria grow overnight, according to dermatologists.

Wash your bathing loofah in a washing machine at 30 or 40 ° C.

Change your bathing loofah about every 3 weeks.
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