Washing your hands regularly is a good way to help prevent the spread of germs, potentially keeping you from getting sick. You’ve probably been washing your hands after every trip to the bathroom for as long as you can remember, but have you ever actually stopped to think about your handwashing habits? As it turns out, there’s actually a right and wrong way to wash your hands.
Here’s how you should wash your hands to remove up to 99.9 percent of germs:
- Wet your hands using warm water.
- Add soap.
- Rub your hands together, hitting all parts of your hand. Don’t forget about in between your fingers and under your nails.
- Do this for 20 seconds. You can sing “Happy Birthday” in your head twice to ensure you wash for the right amount of time.
- Dry with a clean towel.
Be sure to wash your hands after every time you use the bathroom, before every meal, and after handling animals. Practicing good washing habits can keep germs from entering your mouth, nose, or eyes, which may help prevent you from getting sick.
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