Hand Washing Dos And Donts

Importance of Handwashing

Handwashing is not a habit; it is a lifestyle choice. For people, washing hands might not be as important as some other hygiene habits, but if incorporated into your daily life, it can be extremely rewarding as a practice. A simple habit can cure you of a range of infections like Hepatitis A, diarrhea, common cold and other infectious diseases.

Check out the right process for washing your hands:

  • Wet hands with clean and warm running water
  • Apply a small amount of soap
  • Rub your palms together, away from the water
  • Rub your fingers and thumbs and the skin in between them
  • Scour your palms with your nails
  • Rub the back of each hand
  • Rinse with clean running water
  • Dry with a clean towel or paper towel

You can use the mild, sweet-scented Dettol Liquid Handwash for a thorough cleaning and make sure that your hands stay 100% safe

Important Do’s and Don’ts

    • Always wash your hand thoroughly under running water, be it warm or cold. But take care not to overdo as that might rob the moisture off them
    • Always use a mild soap or hand wash and gently rub your palm together for at least 20 secs to work up a lather
    • Make sure to cover all the surfaces evenly, from the fingertips to the wrist, on the back and palms
    • Don’t use ordinary soap to wash your hands. Always use an antibacterial soap or hand wash like Dettol to make it more effective. Keeping a sanitizer handy is also a good idea


  • It is always better to use hand wash instead of soap for washing your hands. This will in turn make sure that you do not use a soap that has been contaminated by bacteria from the previous user. Dettol no-touch system is perfect for use in this case