How to wash your hands properly

By May 18, 2020

The world we live become more and more unpredictable, and we are still suffering from the threat of virus or bacteria. Good Personal hygiene is a fundamental requirement to protect ourselves. Start with washing your hands.

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The global outbreak of COVID-19 deprived many lives, which is a severe public health event. We are asked to wash our hands frequently with liquid soap. I can dare say that Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. You should wash your hands as soon as you get home no matter where you go. After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, you need to wash your hands immediately. Don’t touch food with your hand, even though you have washed your hands. As you touch any dirty stuff, don’t touch your eyes and mouth with your hands. On the other hand, Over-washing hands can cause hands to dry out, crack and bleed, which allows germs to enter the body. So, it is a must to combat dryness by applying moisturizing cream or lotion to damp skin.

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Most of the time we take public transport or have a trip, there are no soap and running water. Before we go out, please remember to take hand sanitizer on the go. Hand sanitizer with 60-95 percent alcohol is always your best bet. Non-alcohol-based sanitizer is useless to kill germs. Just pouring hand sanitizer on hands, then doing a quick three-second run- on? Wrong. The Correct Way to use hand sanitizer is to apply an amount(according to the label) to the palm of one hand, and rub hands, including fingertips and nails for at least 30 seconds to make the hands completely absorb the products and the sanitizer dry. Last but not least, soap and water can eliminate all types of germs, but hand sanitizer only removes some germs, you ‘d better wash hands with soap and water.

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Here is advice from WHO to Clean hands protect against infection. Washing your hands properly takes about as long as singing “Happy Birthday” twice. Warm water trumps Cold water and hot water to kill oils and germs. Wash hands are the easiest way to protect yourself, hence we should take it seriously.

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