One of the most consistent COVID-19 messages from health officials has been the importance of good personal hygiene. Washing your hands with soap is the simplest and most effective way of killing off any viruses you may have come into contact with.
But why is one of the most basic everyday bath items so effective in the fight against COVID-19? It’s because soap is particularly good at dissolving the lipid layer that surrounds the virus. It is proven to break off all those other weak bonds within the virus and once that happens, the virus effectively falls part.
How often do I need to wash with soap?
More often than usual. Experts say you need head to the sink and start lathering:
- after you blow your nose, cough, or sneeze
- after you have had close physical contact with anyone who is unwell
- after you use the toilet (especially as evidence suggests COVID-19 may spread via faecal transmission)
- before and after you eat
- before, during, and after you prepare food
- after you feed or touch a pet.
Experts also say you should wash your hands after visiting public spaces to remove any germs you may have picked up from contaminated surfaces, such as those frequently touched on public transport.
Is there a proper hand-washing technique?
Yes, you do have to be vigorous with it. That’s why the advice is that hands should be washed thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Time and time again, health authorities emphasize not only coating your hands with soap and water, but also includes rubbing the soap into the skin, while singing the Happy Birthday song twice. The duration is critical, as it ensures a more thorough cleansing.
What soap should I use?
A regular soap is okay, but why would you risk yourself and your family’s health for a plain ‘ol regular soap (during this critical time) when you can use one that can help combat viruses? Right?
To get properly germ-free hands and body, use The Skin Bureau’s Honey and Oatmeal Soap, proven to effectively remove potential pathogens and viruses while keeping skin smooth and healthy.
It is rich with essential Honey, one of the oldest known antibiotics, tracing back to ancient times. Egyptians frequently used honey as a natural antibiotic and skin protectant. It contains hydrogen peroxide which account for some of its antibacterial properties. Additionally, Honey has a low pH level which works to pull moisture away from bacteria, causing the bacteria to get dehydrated and die off. Aside from killing off bacteria, it can also aid in the skin’s healing process.
With high Honey formulation, our soap is clinically tested and proven to disinfect, reduce acne, reverse sign of aging, and create a youthful glow. The oatmeal ingredients, on the other hand, act as a natural moisturizer and help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, making skin smooth and glowing after every wash.
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