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Back To Basics – Using A Loofah

Incredibly Easy

You can easily find loofahs at your local drugstore, beauty supply or natural health market.

There are many different sizes, shapes and types to choose from, including small natural loofahs, circular loofahs for facial use, loofah mitts and even loofah gloves.

You’ll need to buy one that’s larger and a bit coarser in texture for your body, and another that’s smaller and labelled for use on the face.

Note that the loofah you use on your face is also the one you should be using on your decollete, as it’s going to be softer in texture and less likely to scratch the skin.

Newly purchased loofahs are commonly rough and hard but they become softer and more flexible with use.

Soften Loofahs For First Time Use

To get ready for your first use, soak your loofah in a pan of boiling hot water and keep it immersed for an hour or two before use.

If you have the time, you can also immerse your loofah in water overnight before your first use, adding a bit of either witch hazel or tea tree oil to the water.


Using A Loofah Step By Step

Start by getting into the shower and wetting your entire body to prepare for the exfoliation process.

Wet your loofah with warm water; enough to help the cleanser lather well. Now apply the required amount of your body wash.

Starting with your chest, scrub with the loofah in gentle, circular motions for a full minute.

Now come down towards your abdomen area and scrub here again with the same motion for a minute or so. Continue the process towards your back and neck for 1-2 minutes.

Next scrub your arms focusing on the elbows for 1 minute or so each.

Then scrub both your legs for 2-5 minutes each focusing on the knees, back of the thighs and the backside.

Last but not least, scrub your feet and hands each for 2 minutes.


Spend more time in scrubbing the rough and dry areas such as heels and knees.

Rinse off the suds thoroughly with warm water, finishing with a cold water splash to tighten the pores that were opened during the exfoliation process.


After your shower, towel dry and splash on witch hazel head to toe.

Apply a moisturizer that’s right for your skin type. I prefer using body care products that contain aloe vera, chamomile, lavender, calendula or comfrey.

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My entire life is about my family and building a beekeeping business with my husband- COASTAL HONEY BEES LLC in Stuart, Fl. I make skin-loving soaps using our own raw honey. Additionally: I write. Make videos from time to time. Consider offers for modeling and acting. MORE ABOUT ME Married nearly 33 years, I'm 62 years old (going on 35!) love love fitness and have two amazing children and one beautiful granddaughter. One of our kids is a 27 year old autistic son who I have home taught for the past 20 years. Our daughter is 32 and married and has an adorable baby girl. We have an amazing adult male labradoodle, and a baby labradoodle coming in December 2019! WHAT'S NEW Beekeeping! My hub and I have launched a beekeeping business! Very exciting! I'm in the process of formulating soaps and skin care items and will launch those lines soon.

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