A good hand hygiene helps us having our hands free from bacteria. Following the correct steps to wash our hands is as important as using the most adequate way to dry them.
We suggest you to follow the following steps to wash your hands correctly:
- Wet your hand with water, close the tape and soap your hands.
- Rub your hands together to create some foam. Spread the foam around your hands and also between your fingers and nails.
But… Once we have washed our hands, should we dry them? Yes! It is necessary to dry them for two main reasons: First, if you touch something with your wet hands, you could pick bacteria, that’s because bacteria are transferred easily to wet hands. Secondly, drying your hands reduces the level of any germ that could be left in your hands.
The best way of having your hands free from bacteria and avoid any contagion is by drying your hands with tissue hand towels
. That’s more effective than air dryers. Single-use hand towels, besides adding softness and being very absorbent, they offer us protection against diseases because they offer us a professional and precise drying. Through measuring bacteria dispersion, a scientific paper by the Westminster University, suggests that single-use hand towels is the most hygienic way of drying your hands.
There is more information on the advantages of drying your hands with tissue vs. air dryers in the following link: https://europeantissue.com/
On top of that, there are different types of tissue for drying your hands, such as 100% recycled cellulose or 100% virgin cellulose
, as well as technical materials such as Airlaid,
a product that has high resistance and absorption. All of them are suitable for hand hygiene.