How to properly wash our hands

How to properly wash our hands
How to properly wash our hands

Regular handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infections and diseases under all conditions. Clean handsreduce the risk of spreading germs.

When should we wash our hands?

  • Before, during and after preparing food.
  • Before eating.
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick.
  • Before and after disinfecting a wound, for example.
  • After using the toilet.
  • After changing the baby's diapers.
  • After sneezing, coughing.
  • After we have had contact with an animal, its feces (this rule also applies to pets).
  • After touching the trash can.
  • After traveling in public transport, withdrawing from an ATM, touching banknotes.

Do we know how to wash our hands properly?

Most people will surely say that they wash their hands properly. Is it? The infographic we are sharing will give you a quick guide on how to wash your hands effectively.


1. Wet your hands under running warm water.

2. Apply soap and scrub well until you get a nice lather to cover your hands. This process should take no less than 20 seconds.

3. Rub well, between the fingers, under the nails, on them, hands on all sides.

4. Rinse well with warm water. Rinsing should last no less than 10 seconds.

5. Take a paper towel and use it to stop the water taps. This is necessary because you have previously touched them with dirty hands. The rule applies not only to the faucet at home, but especially to those in public restrooms and the restrooms at your workplace.

6. The last step is drying the hands with a new and clean towel.

Follow these steps and teach children how to wash their hands properly.

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