5 basic tips for good hand hygiene - Klerzix

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We are constantly exposed to all kinds of microorganisms and bacteria through the actions we do and the objects we handle. Good hand hygiene can save us from many infections and diseases that are spread through the hands.

Sanitizing your hands often may seem trivial and is neglected by many but is one of the most important habits you can practice. Hygienic hand washing is more important than ever before and can even save lives. This is because it helps to eliminate disease-causing bacteria and pathogens that naturally settle on our skin. To make society aware of its importance and promoting initiatives in places where access to clean water is a widespread problem, on October 15, World Handwashing Day is celebrated.

5 basic tips for good hand hygiene

Even if your hands are not visibly dirty, it is important to wash them with soap and water and then apply hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 70%. Pay special attention to creases and skin folds where bacteria or microorganisms can remain. Fo r hygienic handwashing, scrub both hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds. It is not so much about spending a long time but about being sure that we clean all areas of the hand. Use the recommended handwashing technique to spread soap as well as a sanitizer on the entire surface of the hands.

After wearing gloves - of any kind - you need to wash and sanitize your hands. The fact that we have not been in direct contact with the outside should not prevent us from maintaining good hand hygiene.

For those who, due to their work, must sanitize their hands constantly, a good hydration regimen for the skin is recommended.

Don't forget to sanitize your hands after doing daily activities. Actions such as touching food, coughing or sneezing, petting animals, going to the bathroom, handling money (especially coins), using public transport, etc., are possible sources of contagion or infection. Therefore, remember to sanitize your hands thoroughly and often. If you do not have a good supply of high-quality hand disinfectant, visit Klerzix to browse a wide range of personalized hand sanitizers.