How to Wash Your Hands

A Step by Step Guide 

Last week, we gave everyone some TIPS on what you should and should not do during these crazy pandemic times. This week, we want to follow up on one of our tips from last week and give you a more thorough rundown of what to do when you wash your hands. We know you’ve heard it all a million times already, but we’ll try to make it fun. Or at least not completely boring. Because at the end of the day, washing your hands often will help keep you healthy, so it’s important that you do it often, and correctly.  

Step 1: Choose Your Sink 

The first step in washing your hands is to choose a sink. If you only have one sink, then this step will be the easiest for you to accomplish, by far, and you can proceed to step 2 now.  

If you have multiple sinks, keep reading. Look at your sink options and choose whatever one you want. As long as it’s a functioning sink, it’ll work for washing your hands.  

Step 2: Choose Your Soap 

The next step in this process is to choose your soap. Again, if you only have one option, then this step will be very easy for you. Just pump some in your hand, then proceed to step 3. If you have multiple soap options, keep reading. 

It’s important to keep scent in mind when choosing a soap. If one of the soaps smells better than the other, choose that one. If you prefer the color of one soap of the other, choose that. It really doesn’t matter too much, it’s all about preference. Once you’ve picked on, pump some in your hand, then move to step 3. 

Step 3: Turn on the Water 

Step 3 is to turn the water on. Find a temperature that is comfortable for you, then move on to step 4.  

Step 4: Lather Up 

Next, start to lather your soap. Once you’re properly lathered up, move on to step 5. 

Step 5: Wash Your Hands 

Step 5 is, by far, the most important step in this entire process. Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Make sure to get your palms, the tops of your hands, in between your fingers, and under your fingernails. Basically, if it’s a part of your hand, wash it. Then once you’ve thoroughly washed every single inch of your hands, rinse everything off until there is no soap left on your hands.  

Step 6: Turn off the Water 

Once you’ve put in a good 20 seconds of washing and then rinsed off, it’s time to turn the water off. Simple as that.  

Step 7: Dry Your Hands 

Once you’ve turned off the water, grab the nearest towel or paper towel and use it to dry off your hands. Make sure to get as much water off as possible. Unless you like having slightly damp hands? But why would you want to have slightly damp hands? Whatever, that’s on you, I guess.  

This is the last mandatory step in the hand washing process. Congrats! You now have clean hands. If you want to take an extra step and further care for your newly cleansed hands, proceed to step 8.  

Step 8: Apply Lotion (Optional) 

Step 8 is to apply lotion. This step is optional but recommended. With all this CDC recommended hand washing, a little lotion never hurt anybody. Just choose a scent and apply a light layer to your hands. Done. Good job.  

Great job on washing your hands! We know you’ve heard this so many times already, but it’s always good to be informed on the latest safety techniques. Luckily, the rules for washing your hands have remained pretty stable during this pandemic, so for many of you this post was just a refresher, and not new information.  

Though we always put safety first, we are eager get back to business as usual. If you have any event inquiries, please reach out to us HERE.