Simple Tip #2 – Pat your skin dry. Especially if you have sensitive skin, take care to pat your face and body dry rather than rub after you’ve cleansed. The tugging of a towel can cause irritation, plus years of tugging at your skin can make it lose elasticity. When you rub around your eyes, dark spots are more likely to form. Take extra care be sure you’re using a different towel than the one you use to dry your hands, your face towel should be different.