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    Old 01-30-2006, 04:25 AM   #1
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    Any advantage/disadvantages to air drying your face?

    When I say "air drying" I mean not using a towel after you get out of the shower.

    Towels have cause blemishes on my face. I used to use a regular towel and when I switched to an Egyptian cotton towel (the softest towel I could find) things got somewhat better.

    So now I'm thinking that maybe I just shouldn't use a towel at all.

    Will air drying have any negative affects on my skin?


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    Old 01-30-2006, 05:40 AM   #2
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    Re: Any advantage/disadvantages to air drying your face?

    Maybe u can try drying 'em with cotton. Thats what I do. It's clean..

    Old 01-30-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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    Re: Any advantage/disadvantages to air drying your face?

    I think patting your face with a towel would be better. I use a towel for my face only, and I won't even touch it if my hands are dirty. If I use it to dry the rest of my body, I get another clean towel for my face. This way the bacteria from your hands and everything else stay off your face. It seems to make a difference.

    Old 01-30-2006, 08:52 PM   #4
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    Re: Any advantage/disadvantages to air drying your face?

    Great question. I air dry my face, but I've too been wondering if there's a method that will minimize the risk of a breakout.

    I don't see any adverse side effects to air drying your face.
    Drying with a towel, on the other hand, can potentially expose your face to bacteria that was already on the towel.

    If anyone has an opinion from personal experience, please chime in!

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