The Secret For Clean and Healthy Hands
These are unprecedented times.. It's been recommended by every major health organization that you wash your hands as frequently as possible to prevent spreading germs to the people around you and to keep them from spreading their germs to you. Keeping your hands clean is fantastic, but the problem that arises when you do so, is your skin can quickly get dried out and damaged.. This ironically can leave you even more susceptible to the very germs you were trying to avoid. How do you fix this?? It's not difficult, but does take some vigilance and a little extra effort... We promise though, it's worth it.
The first thing that you want to make sure of is that you're not using soap that can damage your skin but instead using soap that helps to restore. Some key ingredients to look out for are Shea butter natural oils like olive and coconut. You want to avoid synthetic ingredients if possible as they can ramp up the drying effects.
The next thing you want to do is make sure that you're using lotion after each time you wash. We've found that the easiest solution for this is to keep some right next to the sink that was you don't forget.
Guess what? That's it! Do those two things and you can keep your hands squeaky clean while avoiding damage. Below, we've outlined the perfect 6 step technique for clean and happy skin. It's not our intention to sound like your parents, but it's really easy to overlook the proper process. Anyways.. Stay healthy, stay safe, and wash those hands.
Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way
"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—from your home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals."
Follow these SIX 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.
- Use lotion to prevent damaged skin.