The exfoliating action of loofah is used to help stimulate the lymphatic system, encouraging detoxification while stimulating blood circulation and skin cell renewal. This is known to help control the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite for younger, fresher looking skin.
Luffa is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines classified in the cucumber family. Harvested before maturity it is eaten as a vegetable (squash). The rip dried fruit is the source of the loofah sponge.