top of page

What do you need to know about a towel?

In many countries around the world, May 25th is celebrated as Towel Day.

Towels are an indispensable attribute of any home and a companion of a modern person in a wide variety of situations. It is they who take part in the care of the face and body, help maintain home life and decorate the interior of the kitchen and bathroom.

What to pay attention to when choosing a towel?

Fabric composition - preference is given to natural materials (cotton, bamboo). Natural fabric is hypoallergenic and has natural antibacterial properties and prevents the reproduction of harmful microorganisms. A small amount of flax in the composition adds the effect of light lifting and micromassage. A towel with silk as its composition acquires the most attractive appearance. These fibers ennoble the fabric with smoothness and shine. The content of synthetic fibers should not exceed 20%. Synthetics in the composition increase wear resistance, but reduce the ability to absorb moisture. The addition of viscose fibers, in particular, modal, reduces the cost, but has a positive effect on softness.

Hygroscopicity - the ability to absorb water, as well as the time of moisture absorption. Bamboo towels are popular, the density and absorption of which is even higher than cotton towels. Products with the addition of synthetic fibers absorb moisture worse.

Density - manufacturers indicate this parameter in grams per square meter. We recommend choosing towels with a density of 400-600 g/m2. Pay attention to the height of the pile. Optimum - a medium pile with a length of about 5 mm. on moisture absorption and practicality of use.

You can check the uniformity and stability of the dyeing by running a white napkin or handkerchief over the colored surface - if traces of paint remain on the white, then the fabric will lose its attractiveness after the first wash. A strong chemical smell is also not a good sign.

Depending on the purpose and area of application, there are several types of towels: bath, face, kitchen, hand and foot, children's, beach, decorative and paper towels.

Bath towel - large size made of soft materials, so that it is convenient to completely wrap the body. It is used not only at home, but also in hotels, saunas, and spa centers. Terry fiber products, which absorb moisture well, have gained the most popularity.

For the face - small towels, which are convenient for wiping the neck and face while washing. It is better to choose bamboo or cotton, since this towel is in direct contact with the delicate skin of the face.

For hands - small towels that can be placed not only in the bathroom, but also in the kitchen. And also - they are convenient to take with you on a trip.

For the feet - products designed to wipe the feet. In no case, do not wipe your hands, face, or body with such towels.

For the body – large fluffy towels, in which you can completely wrap yourself and completely dry yourself after a shower or bath.

Kitchens have their own specifics of operation - in particular, they come into contact with fat, chemicals, and food products. When choosing a kitchen towel, you need to consider the practical side of its use. The material should easily tolerate frequent washing. It is best to give preference to lint-free linen products or fabrics with waffle embossing.

For children, bright and colorful towels are most suitable, which will be an additional motivator for performing hygienic procedures! There are interesting options for children's towels-ponchos, models with a corner or a hood.

A towel is an individual item and it is important that it is not used by other people! Each member of the family should have his own toothbrush, hair comb and his own set of towels. This is correct and safe!

When we wipe, a lot of dead skin cells will fall from the body onto the towel. A wet towel is an ideal environment for the reproduction of various microorganisms. When in contact with the skin, these microorganisms remain on the skin and multiply actively.

A stale towel can cause the development of alegria, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, acne, and streptoderma, which manifests itself as "clogging" in the corners of the mouth. Ringworm, papillomas, and dermatomycosis - a fungal infection affecting the head, body, feet, and nails - can be transmitted through a towel.

In case of damage to the integrity of the skin, using a dirty towel can cause infection of the injured area.

Your health depends on the cleanliness of towels! Washing towels often depends on the number of people living in the house, the presence of small children, the purpose of each towel and the level of humidity in the bathroom and how the room is ventilated.

Towels should be washed immediately after they start to lose their fresh appearance, at least after 3-4 days of use. Even if you have not used them for several days, you should not postpone washing.

Towels should be washed after one use in case of:

● getting on the towel biological fluids (saliva, urine, discharge from the wound);

● a towel that wiped sweat from the body, or that remained wet in a sports bag for several hours;

● storing the towel in the bathroom, with the door closed, with high humidity, when the towel does not dry completely;

● atopic dermatitis, eczema or sensitive skin in order to prevent further irritation of the epidermis.

After washing, the towel should be thoroughly dried in the open air. If it is not dried in a damp unheated bath, then it is damp

1 view0 comments


We recommend

No posts published in this language yet
Once posts are published, you’ll see them here.
bottom of page