Ever taken a long bath or hot shower and felt immediately dirty just after toweling off? If so, you aren’t alone, and the culprit is likely your dirty bath towel. We expect a lot from our bath towels- we use them at least once daily, or twice depending on our level of activity. We soak them with water and bacteria from our bodies, and then either hang them up or lay them over a chair to “dry” in an already steamy, warm, and dark bathroom. Those conditions are absolutely the perfect storm for bacteria growth, not to mention the tendency towels have to grow mildew.
That all too familiar “bad” towel smell is caused by bacteria growth deep within the fibers of the towel. That smell can force you to throw the towel into the dirty clothes hamper after just one use. This results in loads of towels that must be done weekly at the very least, but more often than not two times a week. Doing that much laundry is not only costly and a drain on your time, it’s bad for the environment as well. A better solution is anti-bacterial silver towels.
What Are anti-bacterial Silver Towels?
If it sounds like hype, we get it. We were skeptical too, until we tried them. Towels woven with natural silver fibers that are supposed to be germ and bacteria fighting superheroes sounded a little too good to be true. But, there’s actually science behind it (which we will cover in just a moment). But first, let’s look at what goes into making an anti-bacterial silver towel.
If the thought of silver makes you think of solid metal, you’re on the right track. The same solid precious metal that comprises your favorite jewelry pieces is the same material that goes into anti- bacterial silver towels. Silver is formed into minute filaments which are bundled together and encased in a plastic tube which is later burned off. The remaining silver filament is then spun into thread that can be woven into fabric. The result are towels that quite literally have super powers; they can actually kill bacteria dead in its tracks and prevent it from growing. That means your towels always stay fresh and you never have to worry about mold and mildew.
How Does Natural Silver Eliminate Bacteria?
Ancient cultures used silver for its antibacterial properties, so the science behind silver’s germ fighting abilities isn’t something new or untested. Silver is able to kill bacteria due to its ions. Silver ions have the ability to damage bacteria cells in the cell wall. When the cell wall is damaged, the cell dies. This means silver is effective at killing bacteria when it forms or bacteria that is removed from your body onto your bath towel.
Additionally, the bacteria killed by silver ions take on germ fighting abilities of their own. Because they are now “infected” with silver, they are able to kill like kind bacteria on contact, which means
your natural silver infused towels are even more effective at stopping mold, mildew, and other bacterial growth quickly and effectively.
anti-bacterial silver towels are 99.9% effective in killing germs. As such, you’ll never have to worry about grabbing a towel and wiping that horrible mildew smell all over your clean body. You can also stop worrying about spreading germs around your skin that can cause skin irritation and even breakouts. In fact, many users who struggle with acne turn to anti-bacterial silver towels as an all-natural way to keep bacteria away from their skin and help reduce and eliminate the occurrence of unwanted and untimely breakouts.
How Do You Care for Anti-Bacterial Silver Towels?
With a towel this special, you may think you need to care for it in a way that makes it less desirable to own. That’s not the case. Your towels simply need to be washed with like colors in cold water with mild detergent and tumble dried. Never use bleach or fabric softeners on your towels. It isn’t needed and can reduce the integrity of your towels.
You likely won’t need to clean your towels very often. One wash every few weeks will keep them clean and effective. And if you are concerned that your anti-bacterial silver towels will “wear out” or lose their bacteria fighting abilities, rest assured, they will not. Silver towels have been tested for up to one hundred washes and after the hundredth wash, they were still 99.9% effective in eliminating bacteria.
Natural silver has been used for centuries for its antiseptic properties. Using towels that are infused with natural silver fibers helps eliminate bacteria that collects in your bath towels after just one use. Silver breaks down the cell walls of bacteria, stopping it dead in its tracks and keeping your towels fresh, free from mold, mildew, and bacteria for weeks at a time.