Body & Soul1 min ago
Hand Washing - Soap or Water First?
A trivial question, but one that's really bugging me! The other night my girlfriend said to me "Don't take this the wrong way, but I've noticed you wash your hands the wrong way round..you put the squirty soap on first, then put them under the tap...you should do it the other way round - water first, then soap....OTHERWISE YOU WILL DRY THEM OUT!!!! " Is she talking baloney, or am I not getting something? I've reached 33 without suffering from any major skin diseases - is she just being pedantic or is there a right and a wrong way to wash your hands!?!?
My considered view is that if you wet your hands first, you drip water everywhere when going to squirt the soap...I'm just trying to keep the place clean and tidy!
As I said, trivial, but I'm intrigued!
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Thanks everyone....glad to know I'm 'normal' as far as this goes...as Mystress points out it is unimportant in the grand scheme of things, but when somebody tells you that something so basic can be done in a right and wrong way it makes you think! I'm sticking with "soap first" - don't let them tell you otherwise!!