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Washing your hands

How must we wash our hands?

You should always wash your hands with lukewarm, water  if possible.

Wet your hands by putting them under the tap  (or a spurt of water from a fountain), before using the soap.

Rub your hands  with soap  making sure you clean every spot: between your fingers, the wrists, the palms...

When you rub the soap into your hands, make sure the tap is turned off. (Remember that water is scarce and must not be wasted).

It is a good idea to turn off the tap using a paper handkerchief, but if you haven’t got one, try to turn it off without touching it too much, it may be dirty... and then your hands would become dirty again.

Dry your hands using a paper handkerchief, a clean towel or a dryer.

M. Pilar Gascón. Pharmacist.