Germs are literally everywhere, and our hands are probably the dirtiest of all. Think of all the things you touch in a day. Okay, now stop thinking about that because it’s disgusting. You probably think that the way you wash your hands is sufficient. You probably even feel like your hands are squeaky clean. Think again. If you’re not washing your hands like this, you’re not getting all those pesky (and life-threatening?) germs. So listen up, and we’ll teach you that valuable skill you thought you learned in your toddler years.
It’s very simple (though not as simple as you would think):
- Wet your hands and get a dollop of soap, then rub your palms together.
- Interlock your fingers and clean in between.
- Rub your palms together again, this time with your fingers interlaced.
- Hold your hands together and clean the backs of your fingers with the opposite palm.
- Use your fist to clean the opposite hand’s thumb.
- Use your knuckles to finish cleaning your palms.
- Dry with paper towel (yes, bad for the environment, but it’s the cleanest material to dry your hands with).
- Perform surgery or do whatever you want, really. You’re hands are super clean.