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We want to ensure that you and your family stay healthy during these challenging times. A piece of advice from the National Board of Health on how to stop the spread of coronavirus infection is to maintain good hand hygiene. We have compiled a number of Abena products suitable for washing and taking care of your hands.

HAND SOAP

Insufficient hand hygiene is one of the most common causes for the spread of infectious diseases, while good hand hygiene is the most important factor in preventing the spread of bacteria and infection.

We recommend using a soap product without color and perfume to protect the skin as much as possible during a time when the skin is subjected to hand washing and disinfection many times throughout the day.

Be sure to wash your hands regularly, and use the correct method shown below.

HAND WASHING GUIDE - for when hands are visibly dirty or after using gloves

Hand Washing Guide 1

1. Rinse hands under clean, running water, removing any visible dirt.

Hand Washing Guide 2

2. Apply enough soap to cover all hand surfaces, including wrists. Rub hands and wrists for at least 15 seconds.

Hand Washing Guide 3

3. Rub both thumbs while rotating hands.

Hand Washing Guide 4

4. Wash the top of the nails with the hands in a fist.

Hand Washing Guide 5

5. Wash between the fingers and on top of the hands: left palm against top of right hand, and vice versa.

Hand Washing Guide 6

6. ...and rub together to wash the palms.

Hand Washing Guide 7

7. Rinse the hands thoroughly with clean water. Dry hands thoroughly with a single-use towel.

Hand Washing Guide 8

8. Use the same towel to turn off the faucet. Use lotion or moisturizer as needed.

NOTE: Washing with soap and water removes dirt, but does not kill microorganisms. In the health care sector, hand washing always precedes disinfection when the hands are visibly dirty, have been wet, or been in contact with patients.

PERSONAL CARE - Before, during and after work

When having frequent contact with water and soap, the skin on the hands may become dry, which can result in redness, a rash, and/or itching. To avoid irritated skin, it is beneficial to moisturize your skin throughout the day.

We recommend that you apply moisturizer at these times during the day:

• Protection - Before Work
Before starting work, it is important to strengthen your skin's resistance to external elements. By using a high-fat cream that binds and moisturizes, it helps create a barrier effect that protects the skin from drying out.

• Continuous Care - During Work
Continuous care is important to maintain the moisture and barrier layer on the skin so that it is protected. The use of gloves, contact with chemicals, and frequent hand washing make it necessary to care for the skin between tasks. It is important to use a cream that absorbs quickly and adds moisture to the skin so that work can be resumed immediately.

• Reconstruction - After Work
After work, use a greasy rebuilding cream that heals cracks and nourishes the skin. Reconstructive cream is suitable both for prevention and healing after the injury has occurred.

Skincare Ointment

Before Work
Abena Skincare Ointment

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Skincare Lotion

During Work
Abena Skingcare Lotion

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Intensive Care

After Work
Abena Intensive Care

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