With the recent events happening worldwide, we'd like to take a minute to talk about why washing your hands with soap is so important! The earliest mention of soap dates all the back to around 2200 BC, where a formula for soap was written on a clay tablet in the Ancient Middle East. Since then, humans have incorporated soap into every day habits to help prevent the spread of germs and diseases. But why does soap help? Why is washing your hands so important? Let's discuss!
Washing your hands regularly can help prevent germs from spreading. Think about all the things that we touch throughout the day and how many of those things other people have touched. If no one washes their hands, pathogens can accumulate and transfer from person to person. If you shake hands with someone and then have to itch your eye or nose, its easy to become infected!
Washing your hands with just water isn't enough. Soap becomes important because it helps with removal of these pathogens from the skin. Not only does scrubbing your hands and rinsing with water remove them through friction, but the soap molecules bind with many of the pathogens, rendering them inactive. Some bacteria and viruses have a weak lipid layer and when that comes into contact with soap, that layer is dissolved, making an active virus die.
Its important to note that you should be washing your hands for atleast 15 to 20 seconds for soap to be most effective. Always wash your hands after using the bathroom, changing diapers, before eating, and before and after preparing food. Don't forget underneath the finger nails!
Plantlife bar soap or foam soap works great for washing hands. Our formula helps hydrate, keeping hands supple and soft.
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