No, the average cotton towel (terry cloth or turkish) only has a UPF factor between 5-7. When your regular towel gets wet, your towel drops to about UPF 3, which exposes your skin to harmful UV radiation.
Easy! Just like any other towel. We recommend washing your towel in a mild detergent with cold water using a washing machine. Use your conventential drying machine on low heat. Our towel has been lab tested to continue its UPF 50+ fabric rating even after 100 machine washes & dryings.
The UPF 50+ Sunscreen Towel is made from UPF 50+ fabric that has been thoroughly tested by an independent lab (certifications upon request). Our towel is not treated with a chemical to achieve this level of protection. Our specially woven fabric is so tightly knit that it blocks 98% of UVA and UVB sun rays. Additionally, our fabric provides a 4-way stretch without losing its protection from the sun.