As a general rule, wash your bath towel (or change it to a clean one) at least once a week and the washcloth a couple of times a week. Wash towels more often if you are sick to avoid reinfection. Gonzalez recommends washing the bath towel after every three or four uses, or at least once a week. You might be surprised to learn that bath towels should be washed after every 3 or 4 uses to keep them hygienic, according to our GHI experts.
And for towels used in the gym, we recommend washing them after each use; gym towels are not only covered in sweat, but they can also come into contact with airborne bacteria. To hinder (ha) this debate once and for all, we turned to a laundry expert. According to Mary Johnson, principal scientist for Tide & Downy (and Consumer Reports), a common bath towel can be used three or four times under normal circumstances before having to be thrown into the washing machine. Hand towels should be changed every other day.
Beach towels should be washed after each use.