How to Wash Hands Properly

How to Wash Hands Properly

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Why is hand washing it so important?

Wash Hands Properly

Hand washing has always been the best way to keep from getting sick.

Viruses spread easily. Hand washing prevents the spread of germs. It is very important in keeping yourself healthy.

When you wash your hands, you protect yourself from germs. You also protect people in your family. When you stop the spread of germs at home, you protect people in the community too.

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What's the best way to wash hands?

Scrub Germs Away:

  1. Wet your hands with clean water (warm or cold). Running water is best. Make sure the water isn't too hot.
  2. Use Soap. Lather up with enough soap to generate a good amount of lather, for 20-30 seconds. Good soap easily creates an abundance of lather. It's already naturally anti bacterial, anti fungal, and anti septic  properties.
  3. If your hands are very dirty and the lather goes away quickly, it is filled up with pathogens. Since and repeat steps 1 and 2, until the lather remains after 30 seconds.
  4. Make sure you wash between your fingers, on the backs of your hands, under your nails where germs like to hang out. Don't forget your wrists!
  5. Rinse and dry well with a clean towel.
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Make a habit of regular hand washing

When to Wash Hands

  • before eating and drinking
  • after using the bathroom
  • after changing a diaper
  • after cleaning the house, especially the bathroom
  • after touching pets and other animals
  • after cleaning pet beds and eating and drinking dishes
  • before and after visiting and taking care of sick people
  • after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • after gardening
  • after handling mail, packages, physical money, cell phones
  • after being in the grocery store, especially a large big box store, where many hands touch everything before it gets to you

What if you don't have running water?

Soap vs Sanitizer

Instant Liquid Soap diluted to the Go Soap ratio is best since it is actual soap and water.

Alcohol is a known skin irritant. Alcohol based sanitizers and scrubs do not clean your hands effectively, leaving germs and giving you the false notion that your hands are clean, while opening up new tiny wounds through the dry irritation.

The gel in hand cleaners falsely advertised as “soap”, shower washes, dish detergent and other “cleaners” is a liquid vinyl with trade names like carbomer or carbopol. Liquid vinyl is a plastic, that dissolves in water into teeny tiny pieces, which contributes to the massive micro plastic tragedy plaguing our waterways and oceans.

In medical environments, it is advised that gloves be worn when handling rubbing alcohol.

Instant Liquid Soap is available to you now, so you can carry a small bottle with you. You can buy travel size empty bottle or reuse one destined for the recycling to keep in your book bag, car, locker, purse, or sports bag.

Even the CDC advises soap over sanitizers.

Note: We no longer use the package in this photo. You can use any small recycled bottle for Go Soap

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How Do Clean Hands Help Health?

Germs Spread Easily

  • touching other peoples dirty hands
  • changing dirty diapers
  • through contaminated water and food
  • through droplets in the air released during a cough or sneeze
  • Eating food prepared by someone who’s hands are not properly washed
  • Eating food with your hands when your hands are not properly washed
  • touching surfaces in public places
  • through contact with a sick person's bodily fluids

       when you come into contact with germs, you can        become infected just by touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Seize the power of hand washing! It's one of the best things you can do to help yourself and others.

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