In times like cold and flu season and especially during a pandemic like COVID-19, properly washing and sanitizing your hands is even more important.
We understand that doing the things the right way can be confusing, especially when you have to cut through all of the noise from the news, friends, family, and social media to find out the real facts. But can it be true that we really don't know how to clean our hands properly?
Well if you just learned that you should be washing your hands for at least 20 seconds like most of us did in 2020, then there are probably other things about handwashing you may not know. Plus, this 2018 study from the USDA found that people failed to properly clean their hands before meals 97% of the time. Hopefully, we've been a little better since then.
Come with us as we dig in to find out the real differences between soap and sanitizer and how to use both correctly. Plus, we’ve compiled the top advice from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), our Grove Collaborative fellows, and doctors who specialize in hygiene and autoimmune function.