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5 Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

Why Proper Hand Hygiene Matters

Washing your hands can be a helpful way to prevent the spread of germs and illnesses such as the flu and COVID-19, but it is only effective if you use the proper techniques. Although most people around the globe wash their hands with clean water, 95% of Americans wash their hands wrong, and very few use soap.

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

If you’ve been washing your hands incorrectly, you may not be protecting your family as well as you could be. Each time you wash your hands, be sure to follow these steps to keep your hands clean:

  1. Wet your hands with clean, hot running water.

  2. Lather your hands with antibacterial hand soap, being sure to get between your fingers and under your nails.

  3. Scrub every side of your hands for at least 20 seconds.

  4. Rinse your hands with clean, hot running water.

  5. Dry your hands with a clean, disposable hand towel.

By completing these steps, you’ll keep your hands as clean as possible and prevent the spread of germs.

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