Do Not Use a Towel To Dry Your Face

by Flyerim
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Do Not Use a Towel To Dry Your Face

Do Not Use A Towel To Dry Your Face

Towels sometimes contain more germs than toilet seats...

Drying your face with a towel after washing may seem like the most logical thing to do, but in reality it can do more harm than good to your face. For this reason, you can choose not to use a towel from now on by considering the following items:

1- May cause acne formation

The towel you use to dry your face and body can damage your skin more than you think. Towels contain a lot of bacteria on them, and because the bathroom environment is humid, the perfect environment for bacteria to grow is created. When you rub the towel over your face, you carry all these bacteria directly onto your skin, which can eventually lead to cracks and clogged pores. Even if you use a towel for your face separate from drying your body, you probably don't wash it every day and unwanted bacteria are still taking over your skin.

2- Your skin can age faster

Fabric bath towels are very harsh and using them can create tiny tears in your skin, making it vulnerable to infections and wrinkles. The more you wash the towels, the harder they become and the friction they create acts as an exaggerated peeling for your skin.

3- It causes you to get less efficiency from skin care products

While it may seem natural to dry your face after washing it, it doesn't actually allow your skin to get the most out of the products you apply. Your moisturizer will penetrate the skin better before all the water on its surface has evaporated. Skipping the towel-drying step allows your skincare products to lock in the moisture your skin needs to keep it looking youthful and radiant.

4- It can irritate your skin

If you have sensitive skin, using a towel is not a good option for drying your face. Since most terry cloths can be very harsh on the skin, wiping your face with them can cause skin redness and irritation.

5- It can make your skin oily

It may sound a bit contradictory, but drying your skin can make it more oily. Because rough towels can strip away the natural oils your skin needs to stay healthy, the sebaceous glands below the skin's surface will need to produce more oil to compensate for dryness, causing your skin to become excessively oily.

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