Dont , Doesn't matter and Definitely Do.
By: Pharmacist and Founder of QED Skincare, Shoshana Eisner
"As someone who has been advising people how to wash their hands for the past 20 years, I would like to offer some hard truths on the much-publicised topic of hand-washing."
Firstly, let me share some myths and facts...
So, yes we are being told right now that the way we are going to protect ourselves from Coronavirus is through washing our hands …. THAT IS A FACT!
BUT are we doing it right? The answer is, sometimes YES and sometimes NO
Not using hand wash when you wash your hands Scientific evidence clearly shows that washing your hands without soap is virtually useless (in terms of killing bacteria & viruses including Coronavirus). Using hand wash is an absolute MUST.
Sharing hand towels (especially in public places) Do you know how often people on average people change the hand towels in their bathroom? Good question, neither do I but I can guarantee that it isn't often enough. PLUS, you may have excellent hand washing technique but can you guarantee that the person who used the towel before you does too?
Putting hand wash on your hand & before your rub it in, it rinses right off with the first splash of water. If you are guilty of this, the soap does nothing for you except use up your hand wash really fast…
Not washing your hands before you eat. Mum was right. Now, more than ever, wash your hands often and definitely before you eat, no matter how young or old you are
DOESN'T MATTER - so don't waste your time or money
Choosing antibacterial or regular hand wash to protect you against Coronavirus? Unless you are about to operate on someone or are immune compromised, there appears to be little benefit to using antibacterial hand wash over regular hand wash.
Wash your hands, using the correct technique, instead of using Hand Sanitiser (unless you are nowhere near a tap)
Washing your hands with correct technique will offer you the protection you need from Coronavirus transmission.
Use a good quality low-foaming / sensitive-skin hand wash if you are prone to sensitive skin.
This virus has the potential to be around for a little while longer, which really has the potential to interfere with your skin's barrier function. So keep your hands, clean and hydrated at the same time.
The QED Hand Wash is super rich in Cucumber Oil and is a NATURAL antibacterial with anti-inflammatory benefits together with promoting cell regeneration. It also contains a complex blend of natural oils for deep hydration & is 100% soap free making it ideal for dry skin.
Start moisturising your hands more
Increased hand washing/ sanitising really does strip your skin. This has the potential to generate cracks in the skins surface, which can allow easier sharing of infections as well as irritate sensitive skin.
If you are bored whilst washing your hands, that's a good sign
Apparently 30 seconds is the magic number, or some say, humming the Happy Birthday song to yourself twice should do the trick!
How to wash your hands in four easy steps...
• Wet your hands with water and apply enough hand wash to cover your hands
• Rub your hands together and clean in between your fingers
• Rinse your hands thoroughly with water
• Dry your hands completely with a disposable or clean towel
QED The Hand Cream
There is a reason why this is one of our top selling products - The Hand Cream is an intensely rich & protective cream formulated to magically melt into your poor abused hands, offering instant hydration & nourishment. There is no greasy residue so you are just left with super soft hands. Only the smallest amount is needed due to its rich formulation.
QED The Hand Wash
Rich in Cucumber Oil for its antibacterial + anti-inflammatory benefits together with promoting cell regeneration
• Low foaming formulation
• Complex blend of Oils for deep hydration
• 100% Soap Free
• Ideal for extremely dry skin conditions