We have no doubt that you have long been accustomed to washing your hands several times a day. But do you know how to wash your hands properly? There is an ideal method of hand hygiene. Don’t worry: with our simple handwashing instructions, you will succeed!
How to wash your hands: 5 simple tips
Follow our tips and your hands will be clean. We also included some simple and fun ways to wash hands for children on this list so that they can easily learn how to wash their hands properly.
1: Wet your hands
To start, turn on the water and wet your hands. There is no universal temperature for washing your hands, so choose the one that is most comfortable for you.
2: apply soap
Apply soap to wet hands. You need to use enough soap to get enough on both sides of your hands.
3: How to wash your hands
The following steps should take at least 20 seconds. If you are teaching your child how to wash his hands, help him to make time by singing twice a song from the cartoon “Moidodyr”. Singing a song will help the baby focus and understand how much to wash his hands. Most of us wash our hands too fast, and children especially.
To begin, rub your palms against each other in a circular motion.
Rub the back of one hand with the palm of your other hand, twisting your fingers together. Repeat on the other hand.
Then rub your palms apart, twisting your fingers as you move.
Close your fingers and move your hands from side to side so that the back of your fingers rubbed against the opposite palm.
Grasp the thumb of one hand with the fingers of the other hand and rinse it with rotational movements. Repeat on the other hand.
Finally, rub your fingertips in a circular motion counterclockwise and counterclockwise on the opposite palm. Repeat on the other side.
4: Wash off the soap
Now rinse the soap with water from both hands.
5: Dry your hands
In the end, completely dry your hands with disposable paper towels, which, unlike regular textile towels, are always fresh and can simply be thrown away after use.
How often do you need to wash your hands?
There are several points during the day when hand hygiene is necessary. Wash your hands:
Before and after cooking
After contact with raw food, e.g. vegetables and meat (especially chicken)
After going to the toilet
After contact with animals, even your pets
After contact with debris
After coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose
After contact with the patient
After treating wounds or cuts
That’s all! Now that you know how to wash your hands properly, share your knowledge with family and friends so that everyone knows how to keep your hands clean.