I thought of writing this blog post not long after my, “Microfiber Facial Cloth V Facial Brush” post. It got me thinking about how we all use towels to dry our faces and bodies after washing our faces and bathing.
There’s a lot of concern that the use of towels can promote unhealthy skin as, for the most part we hang our towels to dry in a damp and dark area and the bacteria just love to multiply. Then of course we reuse them, sometimes not always before washing them again now think about putting that on your face now. *Yuck*
There’s also the point that they can definitely be just as abrasive as facial brushes, depending on how you use them of course. We’re all told to, “pat dry our faces” and this of course is the best way to use a towel on any part of our bodies. However not using them at all may help prevent water loss and keep your skin more hydrated. That leaves us with some time to wait and let everything air dry but really you can go onto your skincare routine and apply moisturiser to your body, clean your ears, brush your hair just enjoy the pampering for a little because I think we all tend to rush things in life even if they should be a relaxing moment for us.
Here are some helpful tips to keep your towels and microfiber towels hygienic and as antibacterial as possible.
Tips For Germ Free Towels
- Wash towels regularly as germs and bacteria transfer from our skin to our towels and washcloths as soon as they come into contact with eachother.
- Use a Hygiene Laundry Rinse with added antibacterial and anti fungal ingredients during your wash cycles to eliminate germs. Alternatively use an all natural approach by mixing a few drops of the essential oil Tea Tree Oil into laundry detergent.
- Hang your towels to dry in a well ventilated area and preferably in the sun as it’s the best bleach anyone can use to kill bacteria.
Now not everyone is going to stop using towels completely and that’s understandable but if you follow the above tips which aren’t all that difficult to remember, you give your skin priority in keeping healthy.
What colour is your favourite towel? 😀
Remember to love your health!