ANTIMICROBIAL TOWELS: MARKETING GIMMICK OR A HONEST SOLUTION?
Let us start with a couple of examples. A clean bowl of water is usually just a clean bowl of water whereas a stagnant puddle of water with a lot of dirt and sediments is all that plus a breeding ground for mosquitoes, bacteria and all kinds of germs. Any food item left out for a while is being exposed to germs and bacteria and eventually starts rotting. This is exactly how it is with towels as well.
Every time you wipe your body with a towel, it gets exposed to millions of bacteria and germs and when the same towel is used again, you’re just rubbing those bacteria and germs back onto yourself. But this is the 21st century, the generation of great innovation and thankfully, the dirty towel problem now has a solution- Antimicrobial Towels!
Yes, antimicrobial towels work and your skin will thank you for using them. Anti-microbial towels come infused with materials and fabrics that are naturally resistant to germs and bacteria, so when the towel comes in contact with the said germs and bacteria, they get neutralized then and there itself! This means that these towels don’t collect microbes and you don’t have to worry about rubbing yourself with a load of microbes every time you use your towel. This means every time you use a fresh, clean anti-microbial towel, you are protecting yourself against eczema, rashes, dandruff, acne and many other skin and hair problems.
These towels also come with an added advantage. Most antimicrobial towels are very skin friendly and soft as they are usually infused with materials that are natural (in case of Doctor Towels it is coconut and banana) products. For as many as up to 100 washes, the antibacterial properties will keep your skin safe. The coating will diminish overtime so it’s always recommended to get new towels every once in a while. Antimicrobial towels are becoming very popular these days. Using them has reportedly reduced instances of hair and skin based problems, resulting in lesser doctor’s appointments.
Getting yourself an antimicrobial towel is a great way to invest in yourself. Be sure to get the right one after thorough research, as there are many towels which claim to be antimicrobial, but actually aren’t. It’s a better idea to spend a little more on a higher quality product which will keep your skin safer for a longer period. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure.