How to Properly Wash Your Hands

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It may seem like a global pandemic suddenly sparked a revolution to frequently wash your hands and keep them as clean as possible at all times, but this sound advice isn’t actually new. We’ve spent our whole lives being reminded by parents, doctors and teachers to scrub our hands to avoid the infections and illnesses caused by everything from bothersome to outright dangerous germs. Nonetheless, it was easy to develop lax hand washing habits in a pre-COVID world that didn’t seem quite so deadly.

Everyone now remembers the importance of frequently washing your hands — and doing it very well. If you want to really kill viruses and bacteria, a quick rub under running water won’t do the trick. It’s time for a refresher course on how to properly wash your hands throughout the day, not just when you’re eating or preparing food. Let’s take a look!