An expert's advice on towel-washing habits is here to help Kiwis grapple with a common household chore.
It comes after a recent study from experts at Showers to You has revealed a pretty gross trend over in the UK.
Apparently, the Brits aren't too keen on washing their towels with a third of people only taking the towels to the washing machine once every three months.
Not only that, but the research also found that men were especially bad, being five times more likely to wash their towels ONCE A YEAR! Ew.
The comforting feeling of wrapping oneself in a freshly laundered, plush towel after a shower or bath is hard to beat. However, it seems that many may not be enjoying this luxury as often as they should.
Experts say we should be washing our towels after about three uses (not after three months!).
Despite the common belief that towels are clean because we use them after bathing, the reality is that towels can retain moisture for hours, turning into a breeding ground for unwelcome germs.
That’s why it’s recommended to wash your towels after every three uses. Dirty towels have the potential to harbour and spread viruses, fungi, and bacteria, leading to skin irritation and the possible transmission of infections.
So make sure you get those towels in for their regular trip to the washing machine!