When to replace Loofah
Body,  Scrub,  Skin Care

When to replace Loofah?

I don’t think a loofah is the best scrub for one’s body but I’m accustomed to it and still use it from time to time. If you’re like me and your love affair with loofah is unbreakable, keep reading to know when to replace loofah and how to take care of it.

Using loofah can be unhygienic. It’s always wet and drying it in a humid bathroom doesn’t completely deplete it with moisture making it a great home for bacteria to breed.

However, if you properly know when enough is enough and how to thoroughly clean it, you’re in luck!

When to replace loofah by Amanda of Filipinow

It is advised to only exfoliate once or twice per week but living in a hot and humid tropical country like the Philippines, I need more.

Even if I have dry skin, I always find the need to exfoliate my body because if I don’t, I won’t be able to sleep soundly at night.

I also like using loofah because sometimes, I only want to use 1 product on my body based on my options from the best whitening soaps in the Philippines.

I’m trying to change my ways because I think I’m sensitizing my own skin so do as I say and not as I do lol.

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How to use a loofah?

If you’re going to use loofah based on scientific facts, you should only be utilizing it once or twice a week.

Do not scrub on genitals and face which I completely agree with. You don’t want bacteria entering your precious body through those vulnerable areas.

Don’t use loofah after shaving as well. The reason being is because when we shave, we don’t see the superficial cuts we cause. Those cuts turn into vortexes that eat up the bacteria from our loofahs.

Keep in mind that you shouldn’t use a heavy-hand force when you’re scrubbing your body with a loofah.

Do your exfoliation like you’re endorsing a skin care product. Light, delicate, and feminine.

You’re not scrubbing the bottom of a frying pan sweetie.

How to clean your loofah?

What I usually do is I hand wash it with an anti-bacterial soap before and after usage.

You can also put loofah in the washing machine if you want to save time.

If you’re germophobic, you can wash your loofah using diluted bleach. Leave it for about 5 minutes bathed in your concoction.

Don’t worry if the colors from your loofah fade. You’re going to replace it from time to time anyway.

Now, for the most important information you have to gather…

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Experts advise to replace synthetic loofah every 2 months or when it gets moldy.

However, if you’re using a naturally-made loofah, its shelf-life is about half of the faux ones.

I don’t really mind replacing mine because I buy loofah from Watson’s for only 69 PHP a piece.

You don’t need to buy a fancy one for something disposable. I am in no way sponsored by Watson’s. There are other places you can buy it for cheaper like Divisoria but that’s far from where I live.

I hope I enlightened you on when to replace loofah. Kindly share this with your friends.

Stay clean!

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An Aquarius full time Spinster and Poodle mom.


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