Exfoliating With All-Natural Luffa
Exfoliating regularly helps keep your skin fresh and supple, and an all-natural luffa sponge provides excellent chemical-free, manual exfoliation. Luffa scrubbers originate as the natural fibers from gourds from the luffa cylindrica plant, and they can be quite stiff and abrasive when new. If you want to exfoliate your face and body, you may want to use more than one sponge.
Here at Aakasha's Naturals we have a line of luffa embedded soaps that combine all natural soap with all natural luffa. Luffa plants are one of the many wondrous things we enjoy growing. Yes, luffa is a plant. When the mature fruit is allowed to dry, a fibrous sponge-like structure remains.
The fibers can be boiled in water, which is then used as medicine.
In other cases, the whole luffa "sponge" is rubbed against the skin to remove dead skin and stimulate the skin.
In foods, young luffa fruits are eaten as vegetables.
In some cosmetics, powdered luffa is used in skin care products to reduce swelling and "detoxify" the skin.
We will be expanding our line of luffa products to contain a wide variety of luffa embedded skin pleasing goodies, so stay tuned!
You can achieve an almost priceless relaxation and peace of mind if you will choose to use the luffa sponge in your daily shower. You will be surprised at how calm and relaxed you are. Thus, it will give you a relaxing feeling in just a very wallet-friendly cost. As a result, you can reduce the stress and tension that you feel from your daily work and other stressful activities.
Since it comes from Mother Nature, then you can assure that it is safe to use on a regular basis.
- It can help exfoliate the skin. The luffa sponge is composed of slightly rough fibers that are very helpful to exfoliate your skin. The slightly rough fibers help eliminate dead skin cells that will automatically give you smooth youthful as well as glowing skin.
- It stimulates your skin's blood circulation. The friction that it creates as you use it in your shower will help the blood vessels properly circulate your blood throughout your body.
- Healthy for the environment. The luffa sponge is biodegradable so you can make sure that it will not cause any damage to the environment as well as to your skin. You can even toss it into your compost!
Using the Luffa Soaps
Rub your face and neck gently with the luffa soap, moving in small circles over your skin. Apply slight pressure, pressing just enough to remove dead skin cells without damaging your skin. Avoid the eye area and any particularly sensitive areas, such as around the nose. Take particular care with the decolletage and chest area.
Rinse your face completely and pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
Wet your luffa body bar and scrub your body using a circular motion. Press just hard enough to loosen dead skin cells.
Pay particular attention to areas of your body with rough, dry skin such as elbows, knees, and feet. Repeated use of a luffa reduces dry skin or callouses in these areas, allowing softer smoother skin to surface. Use a soft washcloth instead of a luffa to cleanse tender areas.
Rinse your body completely and pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
Besides cleaning away sloughing skin cells, a luffa sometimes is used in massage therapy as it invigorates the skin, stimulating circulation, which aids in the development of new skin cells. This can be performed while in the shower or bath.
Luffas soften with use and can be used for about six to eight weeks. After that time, the vegetable fibers begin to break down. To green-clean your luffa, mix white vinegar, borax, baking soda or hydrogen peroxide with hot water and soak the sponge.