We’ve all been washing our hands since we were kids, but let’s be real, we all get a little sloppy at it occasionally. For World Hand Hygiene, we thought it might be nice to post a quick reminder on the best way to get your hands free from all the new strands of viruses and germs out there. Washing your hands well with soap and water is the easiest and most effective way to keep your hands clean, and in the current climate it is more important than ever to practice.
Let’s review the basics:
- Before, during, and after preparing food
- Before eating food
- Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick
- Before and after spending time in a high traffic area
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
If you’ve been washing your hands and using hand sanitizer more than usual these past months, you may have dry skin. Putting a hand lotion dispenser next to your soap dispenser is a great way to remember to moisturize your hands, and avoid painful dry, cracked skin.
Handwashing is one of those simple habits we do quickly without paying attention to if we’re really eradicating dirt and germs. Being mindful of getting all the surfaces of our hands clean can really help eliminate the potential for spreading disease.
So warm up the water and lather up! It’s the easiest way to prevent illness!