Bacteria is one of the causes of acne. Bacteria can trigger inflammation and infection resulting in more severe acne. Certain things can trigger or worsen acne: hormonal changes, certain medications, diet and stress. One simple way to keep clear of harmful bacteria on your acne-prone skin is to use a clean towel.
People with extremely dry or sensitive skin, those who are acne prone and those with skin conditions like eczema are more at risk of dirty towel causing breakouts since they have weak skin barriers. If towels are rough, it could cause more skin irritation and worsen inflammatory skin. A soft plush towel would help to reduce skin irritation.