You're Using a Loofah, Wash Rag or Just Your Hands How it's hurting: Before you begin to lather up, you may want to think twice about your method of application -- loofahs can be too harsh on delicate skin, hands can't thoroughly get the job done and damp washcloths can be breeding grounds for mold, bacteria, or a mild infection of the follicle called folliculitis (especially when the follicle is exposed post-shaving).
The fix: Martin says your best bet is to invest in an exfoliating body buffer that gently exfoliates and dries quickly. Factor in a salt or sugar scrub twice a week to give your shower tools some downtime thoroughly dry and to avoid a constant state of dampness.
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