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Published on February 28th, 2017 | by Rima J Pundir

Take Your Pick: Loofah Or Scrub

Do you scrub dead skin away or are loofahs more your cup of tea? Here’s the lowdown on both…

How do you welcome the morning? With healthy and smiling skin or a flaky, dry face and body? Often dry skin is blamed on your lotion though it’s that layer of dead skin cells to blame – exfoliation is an important part of skin care and doing it right is as important too.


  • What is it? Scrubs are a specialised cosmetic packed with grainy or abrasive constituents in a cream or gel base. As you gently rub the scrub onto your skin, the dead cells get scrubbed off.
  • The ups: Available in an array of varieties that range from chemical-based microdermabrasion scrubs to slow acting yet soft-on-skin natural variants. You can also choose them as per your skin type – dry, sensitive, oily or normal. Packed with add-on features, some scrubs even control acne and over secretion of the sebaceous glands simultaneously moisturising the skin too.
  • The downs: Though you get scrubs to suit every pocket, bigger brands ca put quite a dent into your pocket. Also sometimes cheaper variants end up damaging skin due to the abrasive nature of the scrub
  • Brand-Eise: Almost every other beauty brand has a scrub. Thus, know your skin type and search the market – brands like Lotus, Shannaz Hussain, Ever Youth, St. Ives, Biotique, Olay, Neutrogena, plus many more will present a wide range to choose from.


  • What is it? The seedpod of a fibrous vegetation, loofah is a natural replacement of sponge. It is one of the trusted bath time companions of women to keep the skin soft and glowing. The recent variants are acrylic and nylon mock-ups of the natural stuff.
  • The ups: The best thing about loofah is that it is more or less one time investment. Besides saving your money, loofah makes the process of scrubbing faster. The absence of chemical ingredients in it expels the anxiety of possibilities of skin allergies and eruptions.
  • The downs: You need to keep replacing the loofah – natural or otherwise. Dermatologists recommend that you throw out a loofah after three to four weeks, since it easily grows bacteria in its crevices, and by that time will have lost some of its exfoliating properties. You should toss a mesh bath pouf, which is more resistant to bacteria, after eight weeks.
  • Brand-Wise Vega, Body Shop, Nyassa, Divo and Soulflower are some brands to try. You can choose between all natural loofahs or bath poufs that are acrylic or made from nylon.

Which to buy?

Both – a loofah is gentle enough to be used every day or every alternate day, scrubs should only be used one or twice a week as they are more of an abrasive.


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