It’s that time of year again, cold and flu season. We all know the best way to protect ourselves (and our family) is to make sure we are keeping our hands clean. However, are we sure that we are actually washing out hands properly? It takes more than a quick splash of water to remove all the germs and grime that we may have come in contact with.
Let’s have a look at the five-step recommended by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to make sure you wash your hands correctly to stay healthy:
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.
Follow these five steps every time.
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold). Turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Apply the gel product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).
- Rub your hands together.
- Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.
DID YOU KNOW you can use Crambé Face Forward Rejuvenating Abyssinian Facial Oil to keep both your hands and nails looking and feeling their best! Just a few drops will help lock in moisture and help flight Winter’s dry weather!