Hand Hygiene – Why It’s So Important & Expert Tips
Clean hands are our first line of defense against bacteria and viruses – especially today as we fight the global Covid-19 outbreak. As germs continue to evolve, mutate and become more resilient, it is now not an exaggeration to say clean hands save lives.
An infected surface can look super clean to our naked eye. Yet, when we touch it and then touch our eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, bacteria and viruses can easily infect us. And once we’re infected, we take the illness home with us. It’s then just a matter of time before our whole family is infected. Proper handwashing with soap and water is the best way to protect ourselves against this scenario – it’s so simple yet many of us fail to turn this into a routine practice.
Handwashing is so effective because it removes bacteria and viruses from multiple sources at once. As such, it can prevent illnesses as well as the spread of infections to our family, neighbors, friends, coworkers or anyone else we come into contact with.
To minimize the germs passed around, make sure to wash your hands before cooking and eating, as well as after being outside, using the bathroom, cleaning the house, visiting a sick relative or friend, blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, and treating an open wound. Even if you’re home all the time – thanks to movement restrictions or full lockdowns – make handwashing a regular part of your day.
Using the right soap
Use a soap that’s clinically tested and proven effective against common bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E. Coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. Aureus). E. Coli is a serious cause of a variety of infections including urinary tract infections (UTIs) and enterocolitis. This bacteria accounts for 17.3% of infections requiring hospitalization. S. Aureus, on the other hand, can be responsible for significant levels of morbidity and mortality as it’s the most common source of infection (18.8%).
Seacret Foaming Hand Soap offers powerful anti-bacterial action against E. Coli and S. Aureus. The anti-bacterial efficacy of Seacret Foaming Hand Soap has been shown through a recent clinical study undertaken by Ellead Co. Ltd. research organization based in Korea. The study found that after washing the hands with Seacret Foaming Hand Soap, the percentage reduction in E. Coli was 99.217%, and in S. Aureus 98.573%.
Seacret Foaming Hand Soap is perfect for frequent use. It’s infused with salicylic acid extracted from wintergreen leaves for nature-powered cleaning action, and lavender and geranium oils for a natural fragrance. It instantly washes away impurities without drying your skin, leaving behind a smooth, nourished feel.
Hand washing tips
Wash your hands in clean running water. Don’t rush. Take your time. Start by scrubbing your palms and back of hands with Seacret Foaming Hand Soap. Make sure to get the formula in-between your fingers and even under your nails – these are places germs like to hang out. Remove your watch and wash your wrists. Rinse well and dry with a clean towel or airdry.
If you have children, make sure to teach them this routine. As kids learn by watching their parents’ behaviors, it might be a good idea to wash your hands together and allow them to see how you do it.