Another key component in being diligent to avoid the passing along of germs is to properly wash hands— often—and avoid touching your face. According to the CDC and other experts such as Dr. Sanjay Gupta, for effectiveness in washing away germs, you must do it thoroughly and for a minimum of 20 seconds. Below are downloadable, easy-to-understand instructions based on the suggestions by these experts. Just click on the version that suits you best 👍😄
It is VERY important to note that hand sanitizer is only meant to be used when soap and water are not available. If you do not, at some point between applications, wash your hands with soap and water, ingredients can build up in your skin making the sanitizer less effective. Be sure it does not contain toxic chemicals such as methanol/methyl alcohol. The key ingredient in hand sanitizer to effectively kill bacteria and viruses is a minimum of 60% ethanol/ethyl alcohol.