Ever since the pandemic started, doctors and scientists have put a lot of emphasis on hand-washing.The doctor shares some simple hygiene tips:
* Avoid using hot water, as it can dry out your skin. Instead, wash your hands with lukewarm water. Make sure to clean between the fingers, the back of your hands, wrists, and under the nails, which is a likely breeding ground for germs.
* For pure and safe hands, use a liquid hand wash and preferably one with the goodness of natural ingredients like tulsi, aloe vera, and lemon, as they have antimicrobial properties that help get rid of germs and keep skin nourished.
* Rinse your hands well and make sure there is no trace of soap left, as this can lead to skin irritation.
* Dry your hands using a clean towel or fresh tissues to prevent exposing your clean hands to any kind of germs in used towels and tissues.
* It is best to carry a sanitizer for on-the-go hand hygiene, especially when you are travelling. Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with natural ingredients like coriander, ushira, nutgrass, neem, and spiked ginger lily can be helpful. These herbs are known for their antimicrobial properties.* Have hand wipes handy to keep your hands clean and dirt-free. Carry a pack of hand wipes while commuting, dining outside, and use it for cleaning the food remains from the corner of your nails, fingers, and hands. Look for one infused with the goodness of herbs like aloe vera, tulsi, and lemon. Tulsi is known to possess excellent antimicrobial and skin-detoxifying properties.
(With Indian Express Inputs)