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How often should you change your washcloth?

  • June 10, 2024
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To reach particular areas or to enjoy a creamier lather, many people love using a washcloth. However, to avoid skin discomfort, it is important to change it regularly. We tell you everything.

Washcloth: three to four days of use

The washcloth allows you to wash quickly and precisely. It also helps to remove impurities and dirt without using too much water.

Some love it for its ability to exfoliate the skin, remove traces of makeup but also because it limits the amount of shower gel used. Finally, by removing dead skin, the washcloth provides softer skin and a more radiant complexion…

As long as you change it regularly!

Therefore, specialists recommend wash your washcloth every three to four days for daily use or once a week.

In fact, the washcloth can become a real nest of microbes. By cleaning the surface of the skin, it collects microbes and, if the glove is not thoroughly rinsed and dried after use, they proliferate.

In people who have sensitive skin, this may cause skin irritation. It is therefore advisable to change it regularly and, between two toilets, rinse it carefully and wring it out well.

Finally, be sure to use a different washcloth for your face and body. Also avoid using a glove for feminine personal hygiene: the vaginal flora is fragile.

To avoid turning your washcloth into a veritable breeding ground for bacteria, you should wash it regularly.

After each use, rinse the piece of fabric under plenty of water. Squeeze it at the same time to remove all traces of shower gel.

Then, to wash it, after three or four uses, put it in the washing machine at a temperature of at least 60°C. The ideal temperature for a cotton glove is 90°C.

This helps eliminate any bacteria present on the glove.

Florine Cauchie

Health journalist

June 10, 2024, at 7:10 a.m.

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