Proper Hand Washing Methods & Procedures

There are different hand washing methods out there, but most of these procedures are very similar in nature. The usual proper hand washing materials include: hands; water; soap and; paper towels. Listed below are common procedures for washing your hands, and are all highly recommended.

Proper Hand Washing Methods

Method 1

1. Wet hands under warm running water. Add soap.
2. Rub hands together to make bubbles.
3. Rub soapy bubbles all around for 20 seconds - on hands, wrists, between fingers, and under fingernails.
4. Rinse under warm running water.
5. Dry well with a clean towel.

Method 2

1. Wash your hands in warm water. Make sure the water isn't too hot for little hands.
2. Use soap and lather up for about 10 to 15 seconds (antibacterial soap isn't necessary — any soap will do). Make sure you get in between the fingers and under the nails where uninvited germs like to hang out. And don't forget the wrists!
3. Rinse and dry well with a clean towel.

Method 3

1. Wet your hands with warm, running water and apply liquid soap or use clean bar soap. Lather well.
2. Rub your hands vigorously together for at least 15 to 20 seconds.
3. Scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails.
4. Rinse well.
5. Dry your hands with a clean or disposable towel.
6. Use a towel to turn off the faucet.