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Get Schooled on Healthy Hand Washing

Written in partnership with Safeguard

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Gym lockers, desks, and door handles, oh my! Kids heading back to class are bound to bring home germs. Keeping hands clean is an important step to avoid spreading bacteria both at school and at home. It can help reduce school absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in schoolchildren by up to 57%.  Safeguard your family from illness and avoid missed school days by making proper hand washing part of your routine.

Back to school is the perfect time to go back to the books for a lesson on the correct way to wash hands. Just one person’s half-washed hands could get the whole house sick.

  1. Wet hands: Use clean, warm or cold running water
  2. Lather: Wash hands for a full 30 seconds using an anti-bacterial liquid hand soap like Safeguard. Safeguard not only kills 99.9% of bacteria* but also has natural moisturizing factors that help retain moisture** so skin feels healthy and refreshed
  3. Rinse: Use clean, warm or cold running water
  4. Dry: Use a clean or disposable towel to minimize the spread of germs. If there’s a “family” towel hanging in your bathroom, make sure to swap out often because it can harbor bacteria
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What Makes Safeguard Different

If you’re concerned that frequent hand washing during the back to school season could leave hands feeling dry and uncomfortable, Safeguard might be able to help. Safeguard liquid hand soap is specially formulated to help balance pH and protect skin’s natural barrier while eliminating bacteria. Plus, it comes in a variety of delightful fragrances of including Fresh Clean, Aloe and Citrus, so you family will love using the soap.

Make a clean start to the school year. Learn more about healthy hand hygiene at SafeguardNA.com and follow on social @SafeguardSoap.

*effective at eliminating 99.9% of representative bacteria as per FDA monograph in as little as 30 seconds

**vs ordinary soap

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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