To make bathing feel extra luxe and effective at sloughing off dead skin cells, you need the best loofahs in your shower caddy. Why, you ask? They deep clean and provide major exfoliation to reveal brighter skin.
Dr. Jessica Weiser, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City, confirmed to InStyle that they're really great — when taken care of properly. You should 100 percent replace your loofah frequently (as soon as they start to stink or look discolored) and make sure it fully dries in between uses to reduce bacteria buildup. And if you want to take it to the next level, Dr. Weiser actually recommended heating them up every so often. She told the magazine, "Intermittently, it's helpful to microwave or heat a damp loofah to increase the temperature and destroy bacteria or fungi that may be living in the holes and creases."
Care and safety aside, when searching for the best loofahs for exfoliating your skin, it's also important to consider the features you value. Do you want a natural or synthetic loofah? How big? Is a handle a dealbreaker? Believe it or not, they are not all the same, and, here, I've compiled five of the best loofahs you can get on Amazon. These are all different shapes and sizes, so don't be afraid to pick up more than one.