How to Wash Your Hands Properly & How to Use Antibacterial Gel

by on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
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I’m sure you think you know the answer to, “How do you wash your hands?” but considering H1N1/Swine Flu and the normal Flu…it’s time for a teensy tiny little refresher. Because, do you know the best way to wash your hands? It’s how you wash your hands that is more important than what you wash your hands with. The technique is where you make it or break it.

Stonewall Kitchen Antibacterial Hand Gel, Grapefruit Thyme, 4-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6)

Stonewall Kitchen Antibacterial Hand Gel, Grapefruit Thyme, 4-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6) Buy in bulk to save money. This has a positive review on Amazon in terms of scent and in terms of not drying your hands.

The Best Hand Washing Technique

And what IS the best way to wash your hands – technique wise? It’s all about timing. You need to get those scrubbly bubbles going for at least 20 seconds. I’d guess most people usually only wash their hands for about 10 seconds. The best way to know if you’re doing your full 20 seconds of hand washing is to sing the ABC song or to sing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song twice. (Hey, it can be your birthday every day!)

Antibacterial Soap vs. Normal Soap

Does it matter what kind of soap you use to wash your hands? A recent report in October 2009 by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) says that those special antibacterial soaps are really no better than any kind of normal soap. So don’t bother wasting money on the expensive, fancy-bottled, antibacterial soaps in bright colors.

Bath and Body Works ~ Japanese Cherry Blossom ~ Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Gel Pocketback, 1 oz.

Bath and Body Works ~ Japanese Cherry Blossom ~ Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Gel Pocketback, 1 oz.

Washing your Hands vs. Antibacterial Hand Gel

For people in hospitals who see several patients in a row, the CDC suggested that people rely on antibacterial hand gel because it reduces germs in a greater way. Make sure that your hand sanitizer has ALCOHOL in it!

How to Use Antibacterial Hand Gel

I don’t like to overuse products but it seems like I’ve been underusing my hand sanitizer – oops! You should put on enough that when you wave your hands in the air it takes about 15 seconds to fully dry. And you should let your hands fully dry before doing anything.

Hand Sanitizer @ Amazon ON SALE $24.00 for a pack of six | Hand Gel @ Amazon $1.25 for one. Test it and see if you like the smell.

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