We've Been Washing Our Hands All Wrong!

Apparently we've been washing our hands all wrong according to several infectious disease experts.

Here are some things to think about when washing your hands.

  • Don't forget the backs of your hands! Most people focus on the palms but the backs of your hands and fingers get just as much germs on them.
  • Don't forget fingernails and under your nails which are where most of the germs are and can easily spread when you touch your face.
  • Don't forget your thumb! We use our thumbs a lot and this is the most underrated finger when it comes to washing!
  • If you have to use your hand to turn the water off use a towel to prevent recontamination.

Basically make sure your ENTIRE HAND gets washed and remember to wash for at least 20 seconds! Antibacterial soap is also the way to go!

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