Gordon Ramsay Shares How To Wash Your Hands Properly

Marianna Gould
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From Delish

In light of the ongoing situation surrounding coronavirus, it's as important as ever that we maintain hygiene and wash our hands thoroughly and correctly. In fact, the NHS has advised people that they should be washing their hands for at least 20-seconds. And who know better than anyone how to wash hands? Chefs of course! After all, they are continually washing and cleaning their hands as part of their job.

And one of the world's best chefs, Gordon Ramsay, took to a recent video on Instagram demonstrating in great detail how you should be washing your hands.

With a following of over 8.2 million, Gordon hopes to encourage people to take simple precautions like washing their hands in a bid to slow down the circulation of this virus.

He says: "Across times like this, it's really important to keep those nails very short as this stops any bacteria growing."

He also highlights that when washing your hands, try and clean two inches up from your wrist, ensuring your getting rid of all bacteria. Gordon Ramsay then challenged Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton, to do the same, encouraging more and more celebrities to use their following to educate.

The NHS states that: "Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses."

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