Loofahs & Sponges
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a loofah?
Derived from the tropical luffa gourd, loofah is traditionally known as a popular skin exfoliant available in many different forms like loofah pads, sponges and mitts. In today’s vernacular, ‘loofah’ is also used to describe the popular net-like ball used in the shower or bath as a much gentler alternative to the all-natural version.
How do I clean a loofah?
Whether you use an all-natural loofah or synthetic loofah sponge, keep it fresh and clean on a daily basis to discourage bacterial growth. After every use, let your loofah mitt, sponge or pad dry out completely in a cool, dry place. Once a week, soak your loofah for a minimum of 10 minutes in a diluted bleach solution, or alternatively, a mix of 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 2 parts warm water. Let dry in a cool, dry space.
How do I use exfoliating gloves?
While wearing your exfoliating gloves, apply a small amount of your favorite liquid body wash or bar soap, add water and rub your hands together to create a lather. Gently massage your body in small circular motions. Because exfoliating gloves are designed to easily slough away dead skin cells, only light pressure is necessary.
How to clean exfoliating gloves and face sponges?
Cleaning face sponges and exfoliating gloves immediately after each use will keep them free of germs and harmful bacteria as well as extend their useful lives. Simply work a bit of your favorite soap and warm water into a lather; rinse thoroughly and hang to dry. Once a week, toss your gloves or reusable face sponges in the washer for a deeper clean. Single use, or disposable compressed sponges are convenient alternatives for body and facial care.