Have you ever given much thought as to how often you should be washing your bath towels? While towels are used to keep us clean and dry, they tend to get dirty pretty quickly. In fact, research shows that the towels we use every day to dry our skin after a shower spread all kinds of germs and bacteria.
The surface of our body hosts thousands of various kinds of microorganisms. So when you dry yourself with a towel, the microbes and secretions of the body transfer to the fabric of the towel. Towels also tend to accumulate other germs that are present in the bathroom, including those that exist within the toilet. Take special care if your towel smells musty. This is a clear sign that it's time to wash it. Here are eight other factors to bear in mind: