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Hand Washing tips during cold and flu season
This post on hand washing tips during cold and flu season is part of a sponsored campaign with Softsoap® Antibacterial Hand Soap.
Did you know that there is a right way to your hands? That's right. There really is a proper way to wash your hands. I wasn't really aware of this until I had children. I am pretty much a fanatic when it comes to washing hands these days. I know that in this house, my hands are in everything. The same goes for the rest of my family. In a single day, I might handle: money, linens, food, drinks, the car and so much more.
You never know what could be on your hands so it is always a safe bet to wash your hands when in doubt. We also stress to our kids to wash your hands every time you use the bathroom, handle food, care for someone who is sick, blow your nose, cough, sneeze, or touch animals or garbage.
Hand washing tips from the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Here are five steps that you should follow to wash your hands the right way each and every time.
Wet your hands.
With clean, running water (we suggest room temperature but hot or cold is fine) wet your hands. Turn off the tap and apply soap.
Lather your hands.
Lather your hands by rubbing them together with soap. Make certain to lather well between your fingers, under your nails and the backs of your hands.
Scrub your hands.
Scrub your hands for around 20 seconds. Need a timer? An easy rule of thumb is to hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
Rinse your hands well.
Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
Dry your hands.
Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
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Softsoap® knows that you can help protect your family by ensuring that everyone washes their hands often. e have taught our kids how to wash their hands properly..
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Important to note
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