Towels that hang in the bathroom are dirty. Towels offer the perfect environment for bacteria to grow because they’re damp, warm and hang in dark bathrooms.
Towels are used by practically everyone, yet most people have no clue how to properly care for them. In addition to the natural bacteria from your skin, your towel exponentially accumulates bacteria from your local water supply, shower head, and other items that make-up your bathroom environment.
According to a study conducted by the Public Health and Safety Organization, 31 towels that were used from 1 to 14 times, all tested positive for harmful bacteria. The bacteria can cause acne, boils, or infections on facial skin, and can be even more harmful to people with weak immune systems, if digested, or if an open wound is contacted.