Your hands touch many different surfaces through the day. One of the most common ways to fall sick is through transference of germs from the surfaces we touch like door handles, phones, or light switches. It is also recommended to wash your hands after handling food, after taking care of a sick person, and after you’ve been in contact with animals.
Hand washing is a simple process, but there are few things to keep in mind:
- Put your hands under running water and wet them thoroughly
- Turn off the tap (conserve water, be eco-friendly) and apply soap on your hands
- Lather it well and rub your hands together to ensure soap gets to every bit, including the back of your hands and under your nails.
- Turn on the tap again and rinse well
- When drying your hands, use a clean towel or fresh tissues. You can also air dry them.