Loofahs -- Are They
Good for You?
To Loofah or Not to Loofah
Ok, so that's the question. And the answer is no.
Throw out that freebie loofah you get with every purchase of
shower soap. Why? Because once a loofah is used it becomes
loaded with bacteria buildup, says New York City-based makeup
artist, Keiko Takagi in Elle Magazine.
Opt instead for one of those huge brushes meant for use OUTSIDE
of theshwoer. Use it to give your body a great 'dry scrub.' This
way you don't compete with the shower stream & your brush stays
Another secret of the trade, courtesy of Takagi: Take shorter
showers. "If you do like to linger, coat your body in oil before
you get in to avoid stripping your natural moisture.