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7 Body Parts You’re Washing The Wrong Way (and Solutions)

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1. Your Hands

We’ve heard this so many times (especially during the pandemic): Wash your hands! However, even if you wash your hands before cooking or eating and after using the bathroom, you’re probably washing them the wrong way.

According to doctors, we should wash our hands with water and soap for at least 20 seconds, lathering between the fingers, under the fingers, on the backs of hands, and on the palms of hands. Not washing your hands thoroughly enough basically means one thing: those bacteria and germs you carry on your hands won’t die.

This allows the spread of these harmful microorganisms from person to person, causing you and others to become sick. Surprisingly or not, most people still don’t wash their hands correctly. In fact, according to a study conducted by Michigan State University in 2013, only 5% of individuals out of 3,749 people observed in public restrooms washed their hands thoroughly enough to kill germs.

And it’s getting even worse. The study also discovered that a third of the individuals didn’t use soap, and 10% didn’t wash at all. Yuck!

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