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Why You Need to Clean Your Jewelry AND Hands During the Coronavirus Crisis

The year 2020 will be remembered for a lot of things. Mostly the new things we learned in the shadow of the COVID-19 crisis.

Things like:

How to have extraordinary hope.

How to work from home.

How to tap into our full capacity for caring.

How to educate our children, though the school doors are closed.

And, funny enough, how to wash our hands.

There has so much discussion in the news and social media about handwashing since the coronavirus came onto the scene. Thanks to the CDC, we have received some very helpful directives on how to thoroughly and completely wash our hands.

But did you know that it is just as important to wash your jewelry too? It’s true!

Many have chosen to go “ring-less” during this time, but if you continue to wear jewelry for your hands – like wedding and engagement rings – during this time of quarantine and stay-at-home orders, here are a couple of tips.

1. Remove jewelry from hands before washing.

Obstructed hands and fingers impede comprehensive washing, preventing you from cleaning every area of the hand.

2. Clean your hands first.

Follow the CDC guidelines for washing: using clean running water, lather all areas of your hands with soap, scrub for at least 20 seconds, etc.

3. Clean your jewelry separately.

Once your hands are clean, you can then clean your jewelry with warm water and plain dishwashing liquid. Be sure to dry your jewelry with a clean towel or let it air dry completely.

4. Your hands and jewelry are reunited.

Once your hands AND jewelry are completely clean and dry, you can enjoy the freedom of wearing your jewelry again. Even in this crazy era of COVID-19.

NOTE: It is imperative that hands and jewelry are both dry before putting the jewelry back on again. Failure to do this can give germs an opportunity to live and grow.

Not many people will witness your fashion statement until things settle into a state of normalcy again. However, we all know that jewelry provides a sense of comfort for many people and often has significant sentimental value, especially in the case of wedding and engagement rings. And we all need a little comfort right now, don’t we?

In summation, you don’t have to stop wearing your jewelry amid our current rigorous handwashing mandates. Just remember that both your hands AND your jewelry should be cleaned. Separately and thoroughly.

Stay safe and well during these uncertain times. Thank you for reading. Please like and share this post.

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