BEAT THE ICK!
Did you know your beach towel may harbor bacteria that can multiply up to 100-fold after each use? That’s 10 teensy microbes ballooning into 1,000, overnight! Luckily, there’s an easy way to cut back on that growth: the sun. Its ultraviolet light kills 90% of germs—so save yourself some laundry and hang towels in the sunshine after using them. You can do this for up to three days, and bacteria will remain at levels too low to do you harm.