Are you washing your hands correctly? - GDG’s Top Steps

Tips to wash your hands, isn’t it simple? Well, did you know that most people aren’t washing their hands correctly! Also, you come into contact with on average 300 surfaces every 30 minutes.

Washing your hands is especially important during and after Coronavirus in order to reduce the spread of infection. So, roll up your sleeves and let’s get to it.

Washing hands

Step 1) Wet your hands!

I mean, one would assume that this goes without saying. Some like to soap up before turning on the tap, but giving them a rinse beforehand can get rid of some easy mess before lathering up!

Also, did you know that you are able to use hot or cold water? Long gone are the days of burning your hands on kettle-like public bathroom tap water.

Wait, before you read on! Make sure to turn off the tap to save some water during the next steps


Step 2) Let’s get soapy

At GDG, we stock a wide range of soaps, perfect for home, work or industrial use. So, pick your favourite scene and get lathered up. Make sure to soap up all over your hands, especially the in-between your fingers, the back of your hands and high-contact areas such as under your nails!

It is recommended that you wash soap yourself up for at least 20 seconds. I’m sure that you have heard the tip to sing happy birthday twice, but make sure to do it in your head.

Step 3) Rinse your hands

This is an easy step, ensure that you wash off all of those soap suds that may be lingering. Leaving soap on without rinsing it can result in dry skin

Step 4) Dry them

Be sure to use a dry towel or a hand dryer


There you have it, you hand washing expert! Most of it is pretty self-explanatory, but everyone needs the reminder to wash the back of their palms sometimes! Of course, washing your hands is a great way to prevent yourself from getting sick, but if you are unsure about anything then be sure to contact a healthcare professional.

But hey, let’s be realistic. We aren’t always near a tap. How many times have you been stuck in a situation where your hands feel gross and you feel there’s nothing you can do? We’ve all been there!

That’s when it’s best to turn to a sanitiser. At GDG, we stock all kinds of hand sanitisers that you can carry around in your pocket, bag, or work-like hand-washing stations.

Our alcohol-based sanitisers contain at least 60% alcohol, ensuring that germs are dealt with sufficiently. Using a sanitiser is simple, simply squirt into your hands and rub until they’re dry, usually about 20 seconds.

In the meantime, keep those pesky germs away and check out our wide range of hand soaps and sanitisers, let’s keep those germs at bay! Of course, our hand washing solutions range from products that are suitable for the home, all the way up to work or industrial use. Chat to one of our experts about how we can help you!