You Should Probably Stop Using A Loofah In The Shower. Sorry.

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If you use a loofah to get clean, it may be time to rethink your shower routine.

That spongy, handheld scrubber meant to exfoliate and lather suds around your naked body is actually the perfect home for bacteria. A 1994 study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology showed that the popular beauty accessory — and we’re talking the kind made from actual cucumbers, not plastic mesh — can host and transmit pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that can cause disease in animals…READ MORE.

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