December Is The Hand Washing Awareness Month


December is the hand washing awareness month

Did you watch the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory? The main character Sheldon Cooper carries hand wash all the time, actually he is a bit 'crazy' about cleanness. We do not have to wash our hands as often as he does. But we frequently touch our eyes, nose, and mouth without even realizing it. Germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth and make us sick. Many people think it is very simple to wash their hands. But do you really know how to wash your hands? Let's check it out.

1. When to wash your hand

Were you told to wash your hand before each meal when you were a kid? It is a good idea to wash our hand before we touch our food. You also should wash your hand after using the restroom, after you do things like touching door handles, keypads, shopping carts, and gas pumps.

2. Just wash your hand?

Washing your hands properly is just as important as washing them frequently. It is important to wash your palms as well as your wrists, the backs of your hands, in-between your fingers, your fingertips, and under your nails should also be washed every time.

3. All about applying handwash lotion

If you apply hand wash lotion to your hands and then immediately wash it off, then the handwash lotion do not have enough time to break down the outer layer of each virus particle, it does not destroy the virus and prevents it from doing any further damage.  scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds helps to pry off harmful bacteria that are stuck to the skin so that they can be washed away.

4. Choose hand wash lotion

Some people might not sure what kind of handwash lotion or soap to use. While any bar or liquid cleaning soap will successfully help clean your hand. Even if it doesn't has“antibacterial” on it. In fact, continual use of antibacterial cleaning soap may additionally lead to bacterial resistance.

A quick survey of five pre-covid handwashing studies showed that on average, only about 40% of men and 64% of women wash their hands after using the toilet! Wow, I never thought that. Washing your hands regularly is not just good hygiene in action. It’s responsible living, for you and for those around you that could be impacted by your failure to eliminate and spread dangerous bacteria. So people, wash your hands every day!