You might think that your toilet seat is the item that contains the most germs in your home, but that’s not true. You’d be surprised to learn that your towel is the item with the most bacteria and you’re using it everyday to wipe your face. You might think that wiping your face with a towel is the most logical thing to do, but, the reality is that you need to stop doing that because it can cause a lot of harm to your skin.
Here’s why you should stop using a towel to dry your face:
1. Your skin may age more quickly
Cloth towels can be really rough on your face, and can cause mini tears in your skin, therefore causing wrinkles and infections.
2. It may give you acne
Towels are the best bacteria traps. When you rub the towel on your face, you’re moving the bacteria all over your skin and that can lead to acne and clogged pores.
3. It can make your skin oily
Did you know that drying your skin can make your skin more greasy? Towels strip away the skin’s natural oils, so the sebaceous glands start producing more oils to balance the dryness, which will result in greasy skin.
4. It can irritate your skin
If your skin is sensitive, don’t use a towel to dry it. Towel fabric can be harsh for the skin and can cause redness and irritation.
5. It decreases the efficiency of skincare products
Drying your face with a towel will prevent your skin from getting the most of your skincare products. Moisturizers work best when they’re applied before all the water evaporates.
How To Dry Your Face Without a Towel
Let the air do its job. Air-drying is more gentle and hygienic on the skin and following these simple 3 steps will lead to a healthier skin.
- Wash your face as usual
- Let the skin air-dry
- Apply your perfect moisturizer
It’s simple as that!