A loofah can harbor bacteria, mold, yeast, and other disgusting things. Dirt and dead skin cells from your body can get trapped in the delicate weave of loofahs. And every time the loofah does not dry properly, the trapped bacteria will spread and grow and spread.
Joel Schlessinger, MD, a board-certified dermatologist recommends going loofah-less. “I wouldn’t recommend using a buff puff or loofah,” says Schlessinger “Loofah sponges are intimate with many unclean areas of the body and then sit around allowing bacteria to multiply within the nooks and crannies of the sponge.”
Bar soap is eco-friendly, sanitary and can be shared with loved ones and family members if needed.
If you still want to use a loofah to exfoliate, make sure it dries completely every day and replace it regularly, but most dermatologists recommend getting rid of your loofah's altogether.