After a long day or an exhausting workout, a hot bath might be your top priority. But before you start scrubbing, take a look at your bath sponge, and ask yourself how long it’s been since you replaced it.
If you can’t remember, it’s probably been too long. You might think you’re just being economical; but hanging on to a well-used bath sponge may mean that you’ve created a new home for bacteria and mold; a home that touches your body on a daily basis.
Most dermatologists are undivided that the bath sponge should never be used! Although bath sponges can really transform your shower into a spa, bath time isn’t all fun and bubbles, you know.
The mesh sponge in the shape of a rose is a real nest of bacteria that grow and develop on it for just one night!
Studies have shown that even though 98 percent of dermatologists would never recommend the use of such mesh rose. Supposedly they can eventually do much more harm than help us instead.
When you are using a mesh sponge, dead skin that is removed during bathing actually remains on the net. Moreover when you will leave this damp sponge in a warm atmosphere in the bathroom, you immediately then create excellent conditions for the development of various bacteria, fungi and mold inside the sponge.
If you still use a mesh sponge on just shaved skin, things are even worse. Bacteria can then retain the small wounds and thereby cause infection as well as many other skin problems.
If despite all of this you really want to use these sponges, it is good to wash and rinse them very well after use and leave to dry place out from the bathroom. Follow our advice and change the sponge every four weeks or little earlier. You must throw it away immediately after you feel a strange odor or traces of mold.