This video shows that we've probably been washing our hands wrong for our entire lives


If you have been following the rules laid out by the CDC, the chances are that your hands are as dry as a desert and as smooth as a baby's bottom through rigorously washing them.

This is, of course, the right thing to do and it's been heartening so many people now take a more infested interest in their personal hygiene but even if you have now been washing your hands more than 10 times a day, there is a strong chance that you are still doing it incorrectly.

This video which has been widely shared on Twitter, shows us how we should be washing our hands so we get full coverage of everything including the backs and palms of our hands, things, thumbs and even wrists but rather than using soap and water, the person in the video uses a black paint instead to show the exact way to wash our hands. It's simple but very effective.

Current CDC guidelines say that people should be washing their hands for 20 seconds after being in a public place or after sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose, as well as maintaining a social distance. So, next time you go to wash your hands, which we hope is immediately after you stop reading this article, you follow the instructions in the above video.

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