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Protect Yourself with Hand Washing Help from Bath & Body Works
Date:5/1/2009

NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As this week's headlines have made it all too clear, you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting yourself against flu outbreaks. What's the number one way to prevent the spread of illness? Frequent, thorough hand washing! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the "first and most important" way is to "wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective." Whether you're getting off a crowded subway or heading into a restaurant, this simple step is a vital way to protect you and your loved ones.

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Luckily, hand washing doesn't have to be clinical to be effective -- Bath & Body Works offers an array of anti-bacterial formulas in fresh, appealing fragrances that instantly kill germs and sanitize hands without that alcohol-heavy scent. The largest retailer of anti-bacterial products in America, Bath & Body Works has a formula -- and a fragrance -- for every need. Available in over 20 scents, including Japanese Cherry Blossom, Cucumber Melon and Sweet Pea, Bath & Body Works' Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps kills germs and nourishes skin with Aloe Vera, Vitamins B5 and E and gently exfoliates with cleansing beads, making deep cleaning a pleasant experience.

When you're on the go, you can stop into any Bath & Body Works location to wash your hands with an aromatic anti-bacterial soap -- no purchase necessary. Every store has its own sink to make cleansing a snap. When you're stuck somewhere without a sink, Bath & Body Works' travel-sized Anti-bacterial Deep Cleansing PocketBac hand sanitizer lets you instantly cleanse hands with natural ingredients and has powerful germ killers that kill 99.99 percent of the most common germs that may cause illness. In scents like Coconut Lime Verbena, Nectarine Mint and Midnight Pomegranate, PocketBac leaves hands smelling as fresh as they feel. Plus, you can skip the clinical scent stock up with PocketBac to keep in your car, purse, at the gym, in your schoolbag or at home.

Stay safe and protect yourself against airborne illness with the following hand washing tips from Bath & Body Works:

How To Properly Wash Hands:

  • Wet your hands with warm clean running water and apply soap
  • Work up a good lather & scrub for at least 20 seconds (try singing the Happy Birthday song twice)
  • Wash between your fingers, nails and the top of your hands
  • Rinse hands well under running water for another 10 seconds
  • Dry your hands using a paper towel or air dryer
  • If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer like Bath & Body Works Anti-bacterial PocketBac. Apply product to palm of one hand, rub hands together and apply product all over surfaces of hands and fingers until dry.

When To Wash Hands:

Because hands are a frequent transmission route for infections that enter the body through the nose, eyes and mouth, avoiding contact with the face and practicing proper hand hygiene are crucial.

Wash hands before:

  • Engaging in any activity that involves hand-to-mouth contact
  • Treating a cut or coming into contact with any other bodily fluid

Wash hands after:

  • Being in a public place where disease can spread easily, from restaurants to mass transit
  • Blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or touching your eyes
  • Coming into contact with anyone who exhibits flu symptoms


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