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Why You Should Ditch The Loofah

Is your loofah a staple in your shower routine?  It's one of the most popular shower tools loved by many, but did you know that it's actually a breeding ground for bacteria? Yup, you read that right! Plus, did you know that loofahs don't actually deeply clean the skin?

It's a breeding ground for bacteria

The loofahs we commonly use are puffy and fluffy. A wet loofah hanging in your bathroom is the perfect place for bacteria grow and multiply. This is because the sponge design of a loofah makes hard to dry completely, and it easier for the bacteria to penetrate and linger. It's the ultimate breeding ground for bacteria and mold, which can ultimately lead to infections.
According to the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, loofah sponges are reservoirs and vehicles in the transmission of bacteria to human skin. So if you're using a loofah for a period of time, it is possible that your skin will get infected and aggravate your existing skin conditions.
Are you now convinced to ditch your loofah? If yes, you might be wondering what alternative should you use now? Here's where the CheekyGlo Exfoliating Glove comes in.

What to use to clean your body instead

Using the CheekyGlo Exfoliating Glove is a natural, healthier way of removing dead skin, dirt, and excess oil on your skin. This tool is made of light viscose fabric that easily sloughs away the impurities and it is also easier to clean!

How to use the CheekyGlo Exfoliating Glove

It is very simple! Follow the steps below to get clearer, healthier skin!
  1. Soak your skin in warm water for at least 5 minutes to loosen the dirt and dead skin. Do not apply any skin product as the fabric of the glove relies on friction to remove dead skin.
  2. Wet the glove and squeeze out excess water, leaving it slightly damp.
  3. Move out of the water and exfoliate your skin vigorously using upward and downward strokes. Use your palm instead of your fingers to see better results. Repeat for each desired area of your body.
Now, you might be wondering “How should I ensure proper hygiene when using this glove?” All you need to do is hand-wash your glove with anti-bacterial soap after each use and hang it dry. As the glove is very thin, it dries very easily and hygienically if stored correctly. If you do this, you can also extend the use of your glove for up to 12 weeks!
Not only is it a more hygienic exfoliating tool, regular use of the CheekyGlo Exfoliating Glove also benefits the skin. Some benefits include:
  • Target KP, acne, congested skin, and ingrown hairs
  • Reduce the appearance of scarring and stretch marks
  • Remove old fake tan in less than 10 minutes
  • Promote healthy blood flow for beautiful, glowing skin




CheekyGlo is an Australian beauty brand that specialises in beauty tools and products that provide real results. Our mission is to empower women and men to look and feel their best, naturally.