The loofah that we often use to clean the body while taking a bath. Cleansing of the skin takes place by using loofah. The use of loofah while bathing also works as a scrub for massaging the body. Using loofah improves blood circulation and makes the skin glow. There are many types of loofah but plastic loofah is the most common which people use the most.
Plastic loofah cleans the skin, but many types of side-effects are also seen on its skin. If some things are not taken care of while using it, then they can harm the skin in many ways. Let us know how loofah damages the skin.
Produces bacteria Loofa: According to dermatologist Dr. Aarti, loofah can cause bacterial, fungal and pigmentation problems. According to experts, when we use a loofah, it cleans the dirt and dead skin cells of the skin. But these dead cells and skin scum coming out of the skin get trapped in this loofah.
In the bathroom, the leaf remains wet, due to which the bacteria and fungus trapped in it grow rapidly in it. By using this loofah again, these bacteria and dirt get mixed in the skin and cause skin infection.
Loofah can make the skin sick: If the loofah is not dried completely then bacteria start growing rapidly in it. Cleaning the skin with this loofah can cause redness and skin irritation. Wet loofah makes the skin sick instead of making the skin healthy. If you have any such problem in the skin after bathing with a loofah, then treat it immediately.
Precautions to be taken while using loofah
After using the loofah, wash it thoroughly with soap and leave it to dry. A dry loofah is less prone to bacteria and fungus growth. Wash the loofah once a week with Dettol to eliminate the bacteria trapped in it. Do not use the loofah for more than a month. Like brushes, loofahs also have an expiry date. You can use plastic loofahs for 2-3 months. Never share your loofah with anyone else.