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Happy Global Hand Washing Day with Dr Bronner’s!
Benefits of washing hands daily
Washing your hands on a daily basis is very important since many times your hands may appear to be clean but in reality they could have germs. This is because our hands tend to pick up germs in different ways, whether it's from a sneeze, a cough, or when we pick up an object.
Washing your hands correctly is the most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and others from numerous diseases. Not only will it keep you healthy, but it will prevent you from various infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu.
If you don't wash your hands properly before coming into contact with others, you can infect them with the germs on your hands. People can also get sick by touching objects that have been touched by unwashed hands, such as door handles, keyboards, mobile phones and many more.
Importance of washing hands during Covid
Covid is almost gone but doesn’t mean we do not take care of our hygiene and health. Washing our hands avoids the risk of getting sick and also of infecting other people.
During covid our hand washing routine has increased not only to maintain maximum hygiene habits but also to prevent diseases caused by viruses and bacteria.
To understand the importance of washing our hands we have to know that our hands are a paradise for all kinds of microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Having good hygiene creates a significant barrier to entry for these infectious agents.
Our hands touch everything, in addition our surface of the hands are hot and humid with traces of sweat and skin peeling so they become like a magnet for microorganisms.
When touching any object, we leave behind the so-called 'microbial footprint', a footprint that contaminates the next person we touch, which contributes to the multiplication of microorganisms if you have not washed your hands beforehand.
Children going back to school
Washing hands is extremely important for our kids. Since school and college have started, they are one of the most vulnerable groups of diseases in the population since they are constantly touching pets, toys, food, floors, bringing their hands to their faces or mouths etc.
Washing our hands eliminates bacteria and viruses and interrupts the chain of transmission of pneumonia, skin diseases, eye or intestinal diseases.
To minimize risks
- Wash your hands often, especially after coughing, sneezing. Before and after eating, after using the toilet
- When you cough or sneeze use a tissue, try not to sneeze into your hand.
- Throw away tissues as soon as you use them.
- Keep the surfaces of your home or work always clean. It is very important to keep door knobs, mobile phones, light switches, etc. clean.
- Don't use an ordinary hand towel, germs thrive on moist surfaces.
Tips for washing hands
- It is important to remove any accessories from your hands or arms to allow proper cleaning. In this way, any surface of the hands can be better cleaned.
- It is recommended that hand washing last at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap, prioritizing nails, knuckles, and separation between fingers.
- Important to dry your hands with a clean cloth
- For those who, due to their work, must wash their hands constantly, good subsequent hydration is recommended.
To fight germs, it is really important that hands are not washed with water only, it is essential to use soap, for this I highly recommend Dr. Bronner’s Organic Pump Soaps, Pure Castile Liquid Soaps and Pure Castile Bar soaps. Their soaps deeply cleanse your skin, leaving them smelling amazing and spotless.
This is because they are made with pure organic oils, and certified organic ingredients. Therefore, it hydrates your skin while cleaning it and giving it an aromatic touch depending on the scent you choose.
A little bit more about my recommended product to wash your hands:
Vegan soap created with organic and natural ingredients. Biodegradable, it has no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents. Soap is beneficial for both your hands and the environment.
This product is not only good for your hands but has 18 other uses ranging from hair, house and pet care, making it the perfect product for the environment and your pocket.
Biodegradable, created from natural ingredients, super concentrated formula which means that it offers greater efficacy than other soaps, it respects your skin without causing any type of irritation. Perfect for family use. Dr Bronner contains hemp for a softer foam and a greater sensation of hydration.
Organic and fair trade, they do not contain detergents or synthetic preservatives. Great for the most sensitive skin and those suffering from eczema. It is the most moisturizing product. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Sugar Soap also includes Organic Sucrose and Organic Shikakai Powder, making it much thicker and more moisturizing than Pure-Castile Liquid Soap.
These 3 essentials to wash your hands have a 10% discount on October 15 and 16 to celebrate Global Handwashing Day. You can find them in different scent!