Be Careful in Using Loofahs; It May Cause Skin Infections

Be Careful in Using Loofahs; It May Cause Skin Infections - pixorangeA current research suggests that Loofahs bear bacteria, and hence, one could beat the very purpose of the shower and can even cause infections. The research found that the natural scrubbers obtained from tropical species of cucumber fibre make the ideal breeding ground for bacteria.

It further highlighted those loofahs are able to transmit potentially pathogenic species of bacterial flora to the skin that under the right environment may even lead to infection. As you lather up to exfoliate be scrubbing dead skin cells, they are arrested in mooks and folds of the sponge.

The humid, damp and moderately calm environment of the shower permits the bacteria to multiply by the next rinse. The bacteria feeds on the organic matter trapped in the loofah and each time it does not dry correctly, the bacteria colony continues to grow.

Sadly enough, applying antibacterial wash to the loofah and rinsing it after one use does not even count for nada if it is not frequently disinfected. Most dermatologists concur that using loofahs and shower sponges are not right for the skin.

An expert, J.Mathhew Knight opined that the loofah is causing to spread yesterday’s dirt abck on the body. He added that mold and yeast infect the plastic mesh sponge or natural loofah.

Dermatologists advocate regular cleaning of showers by replacing bath loofah and mesh pouf every three weeks, particularly when it gets a different colour or develops an odour. In order to have the damp sponge from festering in the mold place, it should be dried outside of the shower where there is substantial air circulation.

Microwave natural loofahs and sponges for 20 seconds or soak them in a five percent bleach solution to disinfect the bath scrubber properly.