Fact: Your hands touch everything! Proper handwashing is the least you can do to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick. But is there a way to keep skin dryness and irritation at bay despite washing your hands frequently?
Here’s a handy mnemonic device based on the guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help you remember all the steps to wash your hands properly:
- Wet your hands
- Apply soap and wash thoroughly for at least 20 seconds
- Scrub palms together
- Hand to hand
- In between fingers
- Nails and back too
- Get your hands rinsed and dry with a single use towel
Following the proper handwashing technique is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of virus and show care for yourself and your loved ones. The most important thing is to wash your hands frequently, especially before eating and after going to the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
However, your hands tend to get dry because you're washing them more often. To avoid skin dryness and irritation, it's important to use a product that not only keeps your hands clean but also moisturized.