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Why You Need A Different Towel For Your Face

Working towards an all-round clear or glowing skin comes with routines that must be adhered to.

One of these routines involves getting separate towels for different parts of the body; A lot of people use the same towel to dry both body and face and it’s inappropriate.

While speaking to Cosmopolitan, Amy Weschler, M.D., cosmetic dermatologist and author of The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You says, “You should always be using a separate towel to dry your face — especially if you’re acne-prone. Your facial skin is delicate and sensitive, and none of the oils from your body or your hair should ever be transferred on your face.”


But Dr Weschler’s not the only one advising against this practice. “The bacteria left on your skin — arms, legs, shoulders — have some specificity to those areas of the body, and if you use a towel on your body and then your face, you can transfer that bacteria and viruses and fungi onto your complexion,” says Christopher Mason, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Weill Cornell’s department of physiology and biophysics.

However, always ensure your towels are washed regularly and aired properly after use to avoid it having mildew.

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