How To Correctly Wash Your Hands

The first step to keep away microbes and bacteria is to wash our hands. It’s one of the first lessons our parents and grandparents have taught us. But do we wash our hands correctly? Most of us do it superficially, as an obligation that we need to get rid of as quickly as possible without wasting time.

Look at the picture: this is how we have to correctly wash our hands.
Our hands are in constant contact with the environment. They are also a true sponge for microbes, and hand washing is the safest way to protect yourself from bacteria.

  1. Normal soap has the ability to remove as many germs as antibacterial gels. True or False?
  2. If you wash once a day with antibacterial soap you don’t have to do it several times a day. True or False?
  3. The most infested place in the house is the toilet. True or False?
  4. The most effective way to clean your hands is to wash them with an exfoliating product and hot water for at least 30 seconds. True or False?

 

1 TRUE. Researchers from Columbia University have made a study that revealed that normal soap eliminates microbes as effectively as an antimicrobial gel. Families that have used such products have faced a similar number of colds as those who have used products without special improvements. You can use either liquid soap or solid soap, both of which are just as effective. Remember that antimicrobial gels don’t clean efficiently when hands are very dirty or very fat.
2 FALSE. Even if you wash with antibacterial soap, it doesn’t change the obligation to wash your hands as often as you can. The actual washing of the hands should be about 20 seconds. You have to wash your hands before taking medication before and after putting your hands on raw meat after touching the animals.
3 FALSE. The toilet in your home is not the most infested place. Scientists can always prove this. Here are the dirtiest places: the sink / sponge, the toothbrush holder, the toy of the animals, the chopper, the place where the water runs out of the tub. When you touch a surface where there are germs, your hand will also be infested. If you put your hand on your nose, eyes or mouth, you just take them to the body. Wash your hands correctly, as often as possible and with more attention.
4 FALSE. Hot water doesn’t remove germs better than the cold one, but it dries the skin. Thus, you will need to hydrate it more. When not fully absorbed by the skin, the moisturizing cream can become a supportive environment for bacteria. It’s much better to clean your hands with soap and water at a medium temperature.