While using a loofah might make you feel like you’re getting a deeper clean, all that exfoliating comes at a cost. In fact, you’re probably getting dirtier.

Scientists put loofahs under the microscope and – surprise, surprise – there’s a lot of nasty gunk and bugs in there.

Loofahs – the real ones made from actual cucumbers, not the ones made of plastic mesh – actually create the ideal conditions for bacteria. You’ve got dead skin cells, humidity, and a lack of air circulation.

So every time you don’t dry your loofah properly and you use it again, you spread yesterday’s dirt all over your body.

Now that’s a pleasant thought. (Huffington Post)

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