Hand Washing Tips for Clean, Soft Skin

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For double the cleaning power, use a nail brush! Friction is an important factor in hand cleansing, because it helps penetrate and remove biofilms.

Dry your hands with single-use towels. This is the most hygienic and effective way to reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses when drying your hands.

Need a timer for washing hands? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice. Or time your favorite song and hum along for 20 seconds, or just count.

Do not rinse or wipe off the hand sanitizer before it’s dry; it may not work as well against germs.

Prevent Dry Skin

While you are constantly washing your hands, you should also be moisturizing after each wash! Moisturizer helps to replace oils and wax in the skin that act as both a shield from the outside and a guard to maintain natural moisture. This natural barrier is broken down by soap while washing hands, which does not discriminate between unwanted oil, germs, debris and natural oils in the skin.

The best way to apply hand lotion is to put it onto the back of your hand and rub the back of your other hand against it. This is because the skin on the top of your hands is much thinner and has less sebaceous glands, meaning it can become dry very quickly and needs the most moisture.

Looking for the right moisturizer? Tammy recommends Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Cream as a product to use every time you wash. She also likes SkinMedica’s Replenish Hydrating Cream, which Isn’t typically for hands, but is great for restoring moisture levels, calming the skin, fighting free radicals, and the glycerin locks in moisture.

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