Posted on May 26, 2023 · Posted in Blog, General, Memo Plus Gold, Personal

There is nothing like a good bath or shower. You lather up, rinse off and step out feeling clean, refreshed and energized. Then you grab a towel – and all of that healthy hygiene may go right out the window/ Let us see now, when was the last time you washed that towel?

Your towels need pampering too. When you think about it, your towels have a rough life.

The longer towels stay damp, the longer the yeasts, bacteria, molds 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. And dirty towels can certainly cause a flare-up of eczema or atopic dermatitis.

Here are some helpful tips for adopting healthier towel tactics:-

As a general rule, launder your bath towel (or swap in a clean one) at least once a week.

Wash towels more frequently if you are sick to avoid reinfection. Also launder more than weekly if the humidity in your house is high — particularly during rainy season, if you do not have air conditioning.

You can share towels with a spouse or partner (you share bed sheets after all) as long as neither of you has a skin condition such as warts or eczema, or is sick. However, children typically have poor hand hygiene and are more likely to have eczema. So, it is best to give them their own towels.

As we have established, damp towels are a breeding ground for germs. So, hang your wet towel spread out on a towel bar (rather than from a hook) so it can dry thoroughly between uses.

If you shower at the gym and your damp towel sits in your gym bag for hours afterward, use a clean towel daily. Workout towels get pretty disgusting – they are stinky and smelly and full of bacteria.

Now that you realize you need to pay more attention to your towels, maybe you need to go shopping? That way you will always have a clean one within reach.

As far as the fabric choice goes, plush towels with a high thread count are fine (and they feel good on your skin) but keep in mind these towels take longer to dry.

Microfiber towels dry faster than cotton, so they are better for the gym use.

Always make sure your towel passes the smell test. A stinky whiff? Time for a fresh towel.

As usual, we remind you to take your Memo Plus Gold daily. It will help to keep you alert and mentally sharp. 

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