Loofahs have been used for generations as natural skin exfoliators & replace synthetic exfoliating gloves and sponges! To Use: This loofah has been flattened for transport to save space and may appear abrasive in this state. When immersed in water it will swell up and become a spongy, soft pad. Rinse thoroughly before first use. Use on damp skin with soap in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate and invigorate, leaving fresh, clean and soft skin. After use squeeze out excess water and hang to dry from the handy cotton loop.