Wash Sanitise Moisturise

Discover these step-by-step instructions on how to wash your hands properly

When and how often should the hands actually be washed? When should you sanitise? Discover these steps on how to care for your hands by keeping them clean & moisturised.

WHEN AND WHY SHOULD I TAKE THESE STEPS?

Everyone knows that washing hands is important, but not a lot of people know why, or how often their hands should be washed. Here are some steps you can take to get hygienic, healthy & happy skin. With every wash, the number of germs are considerably reduced and risk of infecting yourself and/or others is limited. Hygiene is therefore critical all year round.

1) WASH

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water
  • Apply soap to the back and front of your hands, including in between and around your fingers. 
  • Lather and rub for 20 seconds, covering all areas
  • Rinse your hands well, until they are clean
  • Dry your hands using a towel or air.

2) SANITISE

  • Hand Sanitiser is a liquid, gel or foam formula that contain an antibacterial ingredient, typically alcohol, that works to destroy disease causing agents on the hands (otherwise known as pathogens)

  • While it should not act as a replacement to washing hands, it is an alternative should a hand wash be out of access. It is best used in between each hand wash to help maintain clean hands.
  • Hand Sanitiser is available from groceries and pharmacies and comes in compact packaging - perfect for on the go!

3) MOISTURISE

  • With extra washing you may find your hands stripped of moisture, which is completely normal. 
  • It's important not to skip moisturising your hands after every wash or sanitise, as this will help replace your skin with the moisture to keep them smooth and soft. 
  • Using a lotion specific to hand such as the NIVEA 3-in-1 Repair and Care Hand Cream 
  • You can also use an all purpose cream like the NIVEA CREME Tin