After a long and busy day, what can really relax and cleanse your body is a long hot bath or a quick cold shower. Not only does it feel good to unwind and drown yourself in water, but it also feels good knowing that you are clean before going to bed. Just when you thought that you are squeaky clean and can no longer get dirty, there are other factors that can infect your body with microbes and bacteria.
Yes, that is true. Well, a bath or shower may clean you thoroughly, but the bath towel that you are using can reverse the cleansing. That is because bath towels can carry a wide number of microbes, germs, and bacteria. Some of these microorganisms have been even found out to be behind the spreading of infectious diseases.
Bath towels are items we use in the house for over a couple of times before going into the wash. Unlike clothes, we think that it is okay to use them for more than one time before having a new and fresh one. People should really be aware of the fact that bath towels are not as clean as we think they are.
People should really be aware of the fact that bath towels are not as clean as we think they are.
Every time we use a bath towel, we transfer natural skin bacteria and other germs we are carrying into the surface of the towel. While these microorganisms do not really have negative effects on our bodies because they come from us anyway, there are still other microbes that can infest the bath towel. This is because bath towels are often damp, warm, and absorbent. This means that they are the perfect thriving places for bacteria to grow and cling to.
Another thing that makes bath towels even dirtier is when people do not wash their hands thoroughly and dry themselves using a towel. Our hands touch a wide number of surfaces on a daily basis. We might have touched something that contains disease-causing bacteria, germs, virus, or whatsoever. If you do not properly wash your hands with soap and dry yourself with a towel, the risk of contaminating the towel is high.
Drying yourself with a dirty bath towel may not result in having a disease, but you can never really be sure. The chances of catching an infection or disease are higher when you have open cuts or wounds. This is because the microbes have an opening to enter.
The chances of catching an infection or disease are higher when you have open cuts or wounds.
We suggest that you put your dirty and used bath towels in the wash after 2 days of using them. This way bacteria and other microbes cannot cling and thrive in them for a long time.