1. Saves Money
You can get very sick from not washing your hands. Washing your hands often is less expensive than a hospital stay or a doctor’s office visit. Bacteria can get you very ill and, in some cases, can even lead to death. So why not avoid the avoidable, and just wash your hands. Who doesn’t like to save time and money?
2. Keeps You Healthy
Most pathogens start to die at around 140°F (60°C) and 158°F (70°C). Water temperatures this hot can cause skin damage. Focus on scrubbing, rinsing and drying your hands properly.
You should wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after you eat, handle food and drinks, touch your hair and face, sneeze, cough and using the restroom.
3. Door Handles Are Filthy
Doors are everywhere which means door handles are pretty much everywhere. I enjoy going to places that have automatic doors, but unfortunately, these doors aren’t everywhere. When the opportunity presents, use a paper towel as a barrier between your hands and door handles, and hand sanitizer afterward.
4. Prevents Spreading of Germs
Once germs and bacteria have entered your system you can experience symptoms ranging from stomach discomfort and diarrhea to death. Washing your hands properly and using hand sanitizers removes dirt and germs that can be spread and in turn help others and the environment. After covering your mouth to cough, whipping your nose after a sneeze, cleaning yourself after using the restroom wash your hands.
5. Less Susceptible of Getting Pink Eye
Not only is pink eye painful but its also very unattractive. Viruses and bacteria can cause pink eye. These germs can stay on your fingers and transfer to your eye when you touch them, even unintentionally doing so. Direct contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids usually through hand-to-eye contact will do the dirty deed. Do you have dogs? The fecal matter left on your hands from picking up dog poop and also cause pink eye. You should wash your hands before you touch your face.