This Is The Gross Reason You Need To Stop Using Your Shower Body Puff

This Is The Gross Reason You Need To Stop Using Your Shower Body Puff

Do you usually wash with a body puff in the shower? Here's the surprising reason why you should stop right now! Read on to find out more.

Your body puff may be quite nice; it allows you to wash yourself (and it also it makes a lot of foam!) and exfoliates the skin on the body. Now think about what you do with it right after you use it...

Like almost 99% of the people who use one, you probably put it back in that humid and non-aerated space that is your shower. This is where the fatal error lies because this environment is very conducive to bacterial growth.

Now, on your beautiful pink, green, blue, blue, white, red or rainbow coloured body puff, thousands of invisible bacteria proliferate. Not ideal for something that is supposed to wash us! But that's not all, as it gets even worse...

Beyond the proliferation of bacteria, scientists have also have found mould there because yes, once your dead skin is present on this accessory, it rots. But don't be discouraged, because there is a way to counteract all this if you can't do without it: just make sure to change it every 3 to 4 weeks…

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If you're eco- or budget-conscious, here's an alternative tip: you can also wash your body puff with white vinegar to disinfect it. Carry out this action at least once every 3 weeks to make sure bacteria doesn't get a chance to build up. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Take a look at the video above for more if you're not convinced!

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