Proper Methods of Hand Washing
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Alcohol-based hand cleansers are useful when soap and water are not available. In most cases antibacterial soap is not necessary for safe, effective hand hygiene.
Remove any hand or arm jewellery you may be wearing and wet your hands with warm water. Add regular soap and rub your hands together, ensuring you have lathered all surfaces for at least 15 seconds. How long is 15 seconds? The length of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday.
Wash the front and back of your hands, as well as between your fingers and under your nails.
Rinse your hands well under warm running water, using a rubbing motion.
Wipe and dry your hands gently with a paper towel or a clean towel. Drying them vigorously can damage the skin.
Turn off the tap using the paper towel so that you do not re-contaminate your hands. When using a public bathroom, use the same paper towel to open the door when you leave.
If skin dryness is a problem, use a moisturizing lotion.