How to practice good Hand Hygiene

With the Corona Virus cases increasing rapidly and spreading across the globe, having good hand hygiene is now important, more so than ever. Since hands are one of the main ways of germ transmission, it is crucial to regularly wash your hands with a good anti-bacterial hand wash and use an alcohol-based sanitizer. Here are a few easy ways to practice good hand hygiene and do our part to prevent spreading illnesses.

Why should I wash my hands?

As we go about our day, we tend to touch thousands of objects, people and surfaces which results in your hands accumulating a lot of germs. With a person touching their face at least 16 times an hour on average, we tend to spread these disease-causing germs into our bodies through our eyes, nose and mouth.

When should I wash my hands?

You should wash your hands before:

  • Caring for a sick person.
  • Inserting your contact lenses into your eye.
  • Meal time.
  • Preparing food.  

You should wash your hands after:

  • Blowing your nose.
  • Using the toilet.
  • Petting animals or farm animals.
  • Handling garbage and waste. 


How do I properly wash my hands?

  • Wet your hands thoroughly.
  • Put soap on your hands and lather well.
  • Make sure to wash your hands for at least 2 seconds by scrubbing between your fingers, palms and under your nails.
  • Rinse your hands and dry.


How do I properly use a hand sanitizer?

  • Make sure to purchase an alcohol-based sanitizer like Safe Guard Sanitizer with Neem. If not, it will not be as effective in decreasing the infectious agents on your hands.
  • Apply a dollop or two of the sanitizer liquid on to the palm of your hands.
  • Rub your hands together.
  • Keep rubbing till your hands are covered and dry.

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