Several years ago, I was instructed by my facialist to stop using a towel to dry my face after cleansing. She didn’t go into detail as to why I should switch up this part of my routine but I took her advice. Over time, I found myself going back my old ways out of convenience.
Now I’m ready to ditch the towel for good. Because I’m convinced of the undeniable benefits.
The first, most obvious reason why you should seriously reconsider towel drying your face is because of the dangers lurking deep within the fibers of your towel. Apparently, towels make the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. What’s the point of buying specialty cleansers only to wipe your skin with a bacteria-laden towel? This makes no sense. Especially if you’re dealing with skin conditions affected by bacteria (like acne).
I also find myself reaching for my Ultrasonic pore scrubber. That thing was designed for use on wet skin so it’s perfect to use post-cleansing. As a matter of fact, the scrubber does a magnificent job of drying the skin. Using the scrubber only takes only a minute or so and is a pro at removing congestion just below the skin’s surface.
The last option I offer you is a little more consuming but may be worth it. In Korea, the women never use a towel to dry their face. Instead, they opt to dry their skin by conducting a mini facial massage. I’ll post a video demonstration below so you can try it for yourself.
I love the idea of executing a facial massage to help dry the skin because it promotes blood flow to the skin’s surface. Blood flow brings nutrition to the cells and the appearance of health to the skin’s surface. Not to mention how massage keeps the skin firm and toned. Plus, your face will still be damp which will allow for the absorption of serums. Compare that with drying your skin with a scratchy, bacteria-riddled towel.
There’s no comparison.