We try to keep our skin looking super fresh all the time – but of course there's going to be days when it's not looking up to scratch.

However, if you want to make sure you're doing the best for your skin, we think it's time to throw out the shower puff.

According to new research, a shower puff is pretty dirty, and we want to throw out ours right now.

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The warm, moist environment that the puff lives in means that bacteria, yeast and mould thrive

And if you think you'll get away with buying one more frequently, you're wrong. Bacteria can grow almost overnight.

The various layers of netting means that it's impossible to clean them, so you're basically just rubbing germs into your skin every time you wash.

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Grossed out enough?

Well, there's more. Don't even think about putting a shower puff near you after shaving because it could cause a serious infection and ain't nobody got time for that.

Marie Claire estimate that 98 per cent of dermatologists recommend never using them, and honestly, we think we're turned off for life.