5 Reasons Why You Should Throw Out Your Loofah or Shower Pouf Immediately

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Do you use a loofah or shower pouf when you bathe and clean yourself? If you answered yes, then you may want to throw it out as soon as possible!

Scientists have now confirmed what many of us already knew, or at least sensed, about the popular shower accessories; they’re filled with all sorts of nasty germs. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology found that mesh sponges and loofahs are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Most of us leave them in the shower after each use and so they end up sitting in the damp, warm bathroom, an area of our house which is already filled with a wide variety of gross germs.

In addition to that, all of the tiny holes, netting, and folds in loofahs and poufs act to help trap dead skin cells, mold, bacteria, yeast, germs, dirt, grime, and more within them. In a moist environment, which the shower is, all of this bacteria thrives and multiplies quickly. In particular, yeast and mold seem to be able to grow rapidly in shower poufs. When it comes time to use them, you end up rubbing and smearing all that disgusting stuff all over your body instead of cleaning yourself. You don’t even need to think about it to understand how truly gross that is!

In order to minimize your exposure to all of the above and to cut down on the associated risk of a possible skin infection, it’s recommended that you replace loofahs and shower poufs every three weeks. This way any mold or germs trapped in it won’t have long to grow and spread. The bottom line is the longer you wait to replace it, the more infested and dirty it will become.

Check out the accompanying video to learn more about this and some of the other health dangers that may be hiding in your shower and bathroom. The information covered in it is eye-opening and it may just convince you to throw more than your loofah or pouf out!

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