Bath towels or body scrubs have the effect of removing dead cells, but if used too much, they can be harmful to the skin.
There is nothing more relaxing than soaking in warm water after a long tiring day and using a sponge and loofah to scrub your body. All of these products are of natural origin, but they are actually unsafe, even damaging the skin over time.
Susceptible to skin infections
Loofah scrubs have an exfoliating effect, making the skin soft, smooth, but sometimes harmful to the skin. Loofah is very porous, the freshly removed dead skin easily gets stuck in the scrub, combined with in a humid bathroom environment, it is easy to become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria to multiply.
Therefore, not properly storing and drying the scrub can easily lead to dangerous bacteria called E.coli. More ominously, if the body is exposed to E.coli bacteria, it can easily lead to some worrying symptoms such as: stomach pain, nausea, fatigue.
Excessive skin wear
Loofah bath sponges can effectively exfoliate the skin. But if you do it regularly and vigorously, it can easily cause the skin to be worn, reddened over time. Even using loofah regularly every time you shower can cause irritation, causing the skin to become sensitive and red.
It is easy to hurt the skin when using a razor
Shaving legs is the fastest, easiest way to get rid of unwanted hair. But this step can easily cause burning, even painful, burns that take time to heal.
Exfoliating is a way to help prevent ingrown hairs, but to ensure skin safety, you should stop using loofahs and sponges for a few days after shaving. Because the bacteria hiding in the loofah can penetrate the skin, it is easy to cause infection, creating unnecessary wound sites.
Minh Hang (According to Brightside)