How often and how should you wash your bath towels to keep germs and bacteria off your face and body? I can tell you, I was only doing it 2x a week, but have now moved up to 3x here’s why:
According to @mindbodygreen we should be swapping for clean ones every 3 days! And as often as every day if you have sensitive or acne prone skin. Microbiologist Charles Gerba, Ph.D. discovered some shocking results during his towel testing.
“In a towel study Gerba did a few years back, he and his team found [really gross] bacteria on 80% of towels that hadn’t been washed for three days or longer”
Although cold wash cycles work for most other items and are better for the planet, Gerba suggests washing towels with hot water (and also drying on high) for best results.
Will this change your routine or how you wash? LMK