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The Benefits of Hand Washing

Is it important to wash your hands? Simply put, yes. Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. You can spread certain “germs” casually by touching another person. You can also catch germs when you touch contaminated objects or surfaces and then you touch your face (mouth, eyes, and nose).

Hand-washing is easy to do and it requires only soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Read the infographic below to understand the importance of having good hand washing techniques.

So lather up and scrub those hands self-care lovers to keep the nasty germs away!

And remember … October 15th marks the annual Global Handwashing Day, aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand-washing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases.  

 The importance of hand washing from Trade Winds Imports

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