Waking up with new (uninvited) guests on your face is a true nightmare. What is worse is their timing… they almost always appear on the day of an important conference or a big event! Not to worry… you don’t have to admit defeat and try your best to cover it up. There are several approaches to cure acne and remove pimple marks, but first, it is important to consider the fundamentals of how and why pimples and acne happen. Is your skincare routine to be blamed? Well… yes, as a matter of fact, most of the time!

When it comes to a good skincare routine, a lot of people may think that getting the right skincare products such as soaps, creams, serums, lotions, moisturizers, etc., will prevent acne and pimples. What many people don't know is that towels too contribute vastly to your skin hygiene.

Towels have a major role in a good skincare routine

Yes, you heard that right! When it comes to good skincare, the best quality towel is quite essential. We use towels all the time, whether to dry our face/body after a wash or just to wipe off the perspiration after removing the masks. But have you ever considered how abrasive regular towels can be on your skin? Which is why, when it comes to skincare, it is important to use antimicrobial towels which are both safe and gentle on your skin.

Why include antimicrobial towels in your skincare routine?

First and foremost, towels with antibacterial properties can destroy 99.9% of the bad bacteria that cause acne, pimples and other skin problems. Antibacterial properties also prevent the growth of harmful microbes in your towel that can harm your skin.

Secondly, they are Hypoallergenic. These towels gently remove oil, bacteria, and sebum without irritating your skin, thus making them ideal for people who have acne-prone or sensitive skin.

Here are a few other skin care tips that will help protect your skin from acne and reduce pimple marks.

1. Know your skin type 

The first step in developing an effective skin care routine is determining your skin type. Anyone can get pimples, regardless of their skin type. Knowing your skin type will help you in selecting the right skin care products which are better at preventing acne and reducing pimple marks.

2. Use the right towel

If you have sensitive skin, opt for the best quality antimicrobial towels. The fabric the towel is made of is very important. Towels made of bamboo fibre, banana yarn or other organic fibres rather than traditional cotton fibre can be more good for your skin.

3. Wash your face properly

To help prevent acne and pimple marks it’s important to remove excess oil, dirt and sweat. Therefore, wash your face twice a day.

After washing, gently dab your face with an ultra-soft towel. Go for separate towels for face and body to prevent the transfer of acne-causing bacteria from your body to face. If you aren’t comfortable juggling between multiple towels, go for a double-sided bath towel that will have separate sides for your face and body.

4. Refrain from harsh scrubbing

Many people use rough cloth pads or washcloths to scrub the skin which may irritate and cause inflammation, worsening acne breakouts.

So, using a soft face cloth or antibacterial towels can help prevent acne and reduce pimple marks.

5. Use the right moisturizer

Moisturizers keep the skin hydrated. But many moisturisers contain oil, synthetic fragrance or other ingredients that can irritate the skin and cause acne. Apply a moisturizer made for acne - prone skin, after drying your face with good quality bath or face towels.

6. Keep your skin hydrated

Drinking water helps in preventing acne by promoting proper skin hydration. Dry skin causes excessive oil production which may contribute to acne.

Thus, drinking plenty of water can aid skin hydration and prevent acne.

7. Use clean facial care products

This includes any product that comes into contact with your face such as facial sponges, brushes and towels. Make sure to clean all these items on a regular basis to avoid bacteria build up, which can lead to acne breakouts and pimples.

Even while travelling (be it a long trip or just running an errand), make sure you carry personal towels. If you think carrying a bath towel is cumbersome, invest in compact face towels that are travel friendly.

What makes Doctor Towels the best quality towel?

  • We are 99.9% safe.
  • We use natural based antimicrobial agent which is non-toxic, non-leaching and non-depleting up to 100 washes.
  • Double sided – separate sides for face and body – different colours for each side.
  • Extremely light weight.
  • Soft, fluffy and luxurious.
  • Super absorbent.
  • Specially curated colour palette of vibrant, sophisticated and soothing shades.
  • We are environmentally sustainable.
  • Natural Fibre – Banana Viscose Yarn / Bamboo Fibre

Conclusion

It's always the little things that count. Towel hygiene and a good skin care routine are two of them! Traditional fibres can harbour bacteria that can cause or worsen acne or pimples. These microscopic pore-cloggers will accumulate rapidly and easily, even when everything seems to be "safe and clean”.

If environmental aggravators such as microbes, dirt and dead skin cells are causing your acne, doing a towel examination will definitely help. These skin care tips may even improve your skin, in addition to preventing acne and pimples!