THE MAGIC OF LOOFAH

Hi dearies,

I am back after a much-needed break. It is not easy to blog with a newborn around. Yes, I am now the proud momma of a very pretty angel. We call her Aradhana. I do not find time to comb my hair, forget about opening the laptop. But there is so much to catch up with you guys, that I decided to multitask with my LO.

This is an easy peasy post emphasising the importance of a loofah. Read on to know whether you really need on

WHAT IS A LOOFAH?

Loofahs are body scrubbers made from natural plant sources or synthetic sources.

WHY DO YOU NEED A LOOFAH?

Loofah provides exfoliation. It removes dead and dry skin revealing soft, glowing and supple skin. It improves blood circulation and gives the perfect massage needed for a healthy skin. It removes dirt and impurities helping the skin to remain moisturised.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF LOOFAH
NATURAL

It is made from dried plants. The widely used plants are cucumber and bottle guard. It has a very coarse texture and can be a little harsh for daily use. The plant loofah sheds on its own with time with regular use.

SPONGE

This loofah is a synthetic one. It appears to be a fluff ball of goodness. It is milder than a natural loofah. It is known as the personal favourite of many women. This loofah can be used daily and works best with a creamy body wash.

BATH BRUSH

This loofah is a brush with a handle designed for the inaccessible back area. It is coarse in nature as it is made to remove the hard and stubborn dry cells of the back. The back region can be accessed without any difficulty. It has two variants, the one with synthetic bristles and the one with natural bristles.

LOOFAH GLOVES

These are super easy to use as it is similar to massaging with hands. The body wash or soap is applied to the loofah and used for scrubbing. It rules out the inconvenience of employing a separate loofah.

WHICH ONE IS FOR YOU?
  • For dry skin: You can try out the sponge loofah as it provides just the right action. You might probably want to limit the exfoliation process up to 2 times a week. It helps in removal of dead cells and provides soft skin. Make sure to moisturise after exfoliation as it can lead to further dryness.
  • For oily skin: You can use the natural plant loofah. You can use the exfoliation up to 3 times a week alternating a day in between.
  • For sensitive skin: You might as well skip the exfoliation process as it will cause rashes and aggravate your sensitiveness.

 

LOOFAH CARE:
  • Wash the loofah thoroughly after every use with water. Squeezing out the soap or body wash prevents microbes from invading your loofah.
  • Dry the loofah completely outside the bathroom after every use.
  • Once a week soak the loofah in a solution containing rock salt as it will kill out the bacteria.
  • Avoid a loofah with too many pores in it, as it can serve as a house to germs.

 

WHERE TO BUY?

I usually buy my loofahs at Amazon.in

 

Here are the links for some skin friendly loofahs that you can invest in for a happy and graceful skin.