You must use antibacterial soap for effective cleaning!
Myth! Any hand soap can clean your hands. Antibacterial soap is significant for those whose immune system is weak. Also, antibacterial soaps are essential for places such as hospitals, clinics, and homes with pets.
It doesn't matter how long I use my hands for, as long as I'm using a soap.
Myth! You need at least 20 seconds to properly wash your hands to get rid of germs and prevent infectious diseases from spreading. Less than 20 seconds is not enough.
Overuse of antibacterial products can end up being bad for you.
A Fact! Antibacterial soaps are terrible when used often. These can reduce the number of healthy bacteria on your skin and can lessen the effects of fighting new strains of germs.
All bacteria on our hands are bad.
Myth! Some bacterias on our hands are helpful. They are called Residential Bacteria they live in our skin and don't make us sick. Instead, they help keep the numbers of Transient bacteria (bacteria that result from some contamination) in check by competing with them.
The hotter the water you use for handwashing is better!
A myth, there is no research to prove that hot water improves the killing of germs and prevent the spread of disease. Instead, hot water causes excessive drying of the skin, which makes it harder to remove bacteria because of cracks and creases. These can also make washing extremely painful. Make sure to use a temperature that you find comfortable.