We do it everyday and rarely give it any thought. How can you dry yourself off more efficiently after a bath or a shower?
Before using a towel, use your hand to ‘scrape’ as much water off your body as possible – much like using a leather cloth when washing a car.
Below, the images of the front and back of a rectangular towel are shown.
The towel faces are split up into the sections of the body that they should dry:
- Start with your HAIR
- Move onto your FACE
- Dry ARMS
- ***Reverse towel***
- Dry LEGS
So, why is this the most efficient way?
- Each body part has a specific area on the towel – this avoids one area of the towel becoming saturated with water and therefore lowering its drying capabilities.
- The sequence moves from the top of the body down, avoiding re-wetting of lower areas due to surface ‘run-off’.
Why are the areas split the way they are?
- Depending on your hair length, sometimes washing it is not necessary. This can lead to slight greasy hair, which ideally will not touch your face. Avoiding ‘cross-contamination’ of different areas is this technique’s strong point.
- The locations of the partitions are such that they are in the most ideally placed locations at any given time. The nearest section of the towel to a specific body part to be dried will be the one you use – as long as you move through the above sequence in order.