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Are You Washing Your Hands Correctly?

Abby Cashel - Thursday, January 04, 2018

The order "wash your hands" seems pretty straightforward, but is it? Although there is a lot of evidence that washing your hands after you use the restroom, before eating or after traveling on public transport reduces the spread of the disease, only five percent of people wash their hands properly all the time. 

Do you? 

Water Temperature Doesn't Affect Bacteria 

In a survey of 500 adults, 69 percent believed that the temperature of the water had a high impact on the effectiveness of hand washing. It's true that the heat can kill bacteria, but the water would need to be scalding for this to happen on your skin. So wash your hands in a comfortable temperature and you'll be good to go! 

Is Antibacterial Hand Wash Better Than Soap? 

In 2007, a review of the best studies concluded that the substance mostly commonly found in anti-bacterial hand washes at the time- triclosan -did not reduce the number of bacteria remaining on people's hands after washing any more than soap did, nor was it any better than soap at preventing symptoms of an infection. 

In fact, most antibacterial hand soaps are harsh on the skin. ProSoap is a water activated hand cleaner that does not contain any harsh ingredients or solvents. Our specially crafted formula moisturizes and cleanses your skin, without drying it out. 

Always Dry Your Hands 

Sometimes you get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and get too busy to dry your hands, we get it! That's fine if you don't touch anything on your way out of the restroom, but if you do, you could pick up a lot more germs. This is because germs transfer to your hands a lot more easily if they're wet. So next time you're in a hurry, take a moment and grab a paper towel to go! 

We hope you will follow these easy tips to correctly wash your hands! It's a dirty world out there and we want to make sure you stay clean! To try a free sample of ProSoap click here

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