skincare

Loofah Versus Bath Sponge

What you use in the shower is extremely important. Many people know you don’t want to use soaps that completely strip your skin of natural oils, shampoos and conditioners that damage your hair, or use face washes that do more harm than good? But do we over look what we use to apply soaps?

The loofah or sponge is usually a staple in most people’s showers. If we really think about it, loofahs and bath sponges are pretty gross if not properly cleaned.

Pros and Cons of Loofah:

Pros-

• Loofah’s are great for exfoliation

• Loofah’s help with circulation

Cons-

• Holds in moisture which allows mold and bacteria to grow

• If not cleansed properly, you are more than likely just using a dirty loofah on your body

Pros and Cons for Sea Bath Sponges:

Pros-

• Natural

• Good Exfoliant

Cons-

• Can clog pores from old dead skin cells being left on the sponge if not cleaned

• May be too course for sensitive skin types

Verdict:

This verdict is in my own personal opinion, but I would choose to throw away my loofah and invest in a sea sponge. I only say this because the sea sponge is natural but works just as well as a loofah. They have an equal amount of cons.

The lesson learned from this post is to be more mindful of what you use in the shower or bath. Also, to make sure you choose the right soap applicator for you, and to make sure you wash it.

How to easily wash a loofah or sea bath sponge?

– Wash your sea bath sponge with 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1 cup of water for 15 minutes let soak and rinse out

– Wash your loofah by soaking it in a diluted bleach solution (5% bleach) for 5 minutes and rinse it many times

– Both types should be washed throughly once a week and replaced often

I hope this helped and gave you better information on how to take care of your loofahs and sea bath sponges!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

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