Depending on the season, towels can be thick and fluffy, or a bit thin and scraggly. You could be the person that needs a whole range of lush, fluffy matching towels of different sizes: one each for the face, hands, hair, and body. You could also be happy with drying whatever part of you off with whatever is hanging on the rail.
Whatever the case may be, health experts say going for long periods of time without giving your towels a thorough wash and dry session could be inviting a host of skin problems to present themselves.
The longer the yeasts, bacteria, moulds and viruses remain alive and stay active. They can cause an outbreak of toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, jock itch and warts, or cause these skin conditions to spread
So how do you wash those towels?
You need to wash them after every three or four uses, and it’s recommended the towels be washed at high temperatures to kill off whatever organisms might have decided to take up residence. It is also recommended to use a dryer to make sure towels are genuinely clean and user-ready.
Towels should be hung on bars instead of hooks so they can dry properly between uses. Because, let’s face it — towels may be great at drying us off, but they’re hopeless at drying themselves.
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