* Available in different materials that are gentle on skin
* You should be keeping loofahs clean, dried and replace regularly
* Experience smoother, softer, more energized skin
Using a loofah sponge is a great way to enhance your shower or bath experience, as it not only will get your body clean, but also do double duty as it exfoliates, brightens and smooths out your skin, leaving it soft and prepped for your after shower ritual(s).
Loofahs come in all shapes, sizes and materials and with anything that is regularly exposed to moist environments, they do have their drawbacks: because they spend all their time in the shower and never fully dry out, they become a place where bacteria wants to grow and thrive if not replaced regularly.
Below are some great shower tools that all function like a loofah, but come in specially made materials that won’t harbor the bacteria growth, that can be machine washed, and can help gently exfoliate for a better shower experience.
1. Cool-Essential Silicone Exfoliating Brush – HONORABLE MENTION
The Silicone Exfoliating Brush by Cool-Essential is a great multi-purpose scrubber that can be used on your body, face and scalp. Made from food-grade silicone, this brush can be used with any shower cleanser of your choice, is fast drying and will actually repel bacteria from growing, which is a common problem with normal bath sponges. In addition, it comes with three finger grips on the back for the ultimate, non-slip control. When used regularly, you will notice not only softer skin, but the specialized bristles provide a comfortable massage-like feeling which can help contribute to more relaxed muscles, improved elasticity of the skin, reduced cellulite and enhanced blood circulation.
2. Dylonic Exfoliating Brush Set – EDITOR’S CHOICE
The Dylonic Exfoliating Brush features super fine, soft bristles for gentle exfoliation and treatment of unsightly razor bumps and ingrown hairs all over your body. The brush is convenient as it is small and lightweight and can be used on wet or dry skin. Use before shaving to exfoliate for a smooth, easy shave, or its gentle bristles can be used to banish and prevent bumps wherever they may appear.
3. Aquis Exfoliating Back Scrubber – BEST REVIEWED
Designed to deep clean and polish those harder to reach areas on your body, the Exfoliating Back Scrubber by Aquis will massage and invigorate the skin on your back. Dual-sided for varied exfoliation, it will also improve the look of your skin while removing impurities and features a comfortable strap on both ends to easily exfoliate those impossible-to-reach places. The length of the scrubber combined with the handles at each end make for an easy and comfortable way to reach your entire back and then allows you to conveniently hang it in your shower until next time.
4. Ave Deal Pack of Exfoliating Loofah Pads – ALSO CONSIDER
This pack of eight Exfoliating Loofah Pads by Ave Deal make it quick and easy to clean your skin and then replace when ready to get the most hygienic experience possible. These pads will not only exfoliate and remove dead skin, but they can also help reduce blemishes, clear acne/blackheads and overall improve your skin’s health. Made from naturally-grown loofah gourds, these sponges provide gentle exfoliation that is great for your whole body. When using a loofah, it is important to soak it in water before the first use, completely dry it out between uses, clean it once a week and replace it regularly.
5. Salux Beauty Skin Cloth – BEST VALUE
The Salux Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth is a cult favorite in Japan where bathing is considered an art, science and daily part of the lifestyle. These skin cloths are made from a special patented texture which creates a rich invigorating lather that also sloughs away dead skin cells and exfoliates and polishes your entire body. When used daily, this beauty cloth will stimulate the skin, promote blood circulation and unclog pores. The cloth leaves no odors, dries quickly after each use and is hygienic as it can easily be washed in your machine to keep it as clean as possible.
6. Ineffable Care Dry Brushing Gift Set – ALSO CONSIDER
The Ineffable Care Gift Set was made to give you the smoothest skin possible, from head to toe. Included in the set are a 100% natural boar bristle body brush, facial exfoliation brush and cellulite massager brush that will work to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin. These brushes are made with medium firmness for a gentler brush on your skin and curved cut bristles that are stiff enough to get the job done. Used prior to showering on dry skin, dry brushing will not only exfoliate but can relieve stress, stimulate lymph and blood flow within the body, reduce cellulite, clean pores and increase overall energy.