As the new coronavirus continues to spread globally, we have reason to wash our hands more than ever.
We believe you already know that, which means thoroughly washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, plus the frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer when there is no tap water. Remember to make sure that the disinfectant contains at least 70% alcohol.
But there are more things besides clean hands. Because the newly discovered coronavirus COVID-19 can survive 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel materials, you must also remove and clean your watches, fitness trackers and jewelry.
1) The correct hand washing steps you should follow
2) Must follow the local government’s disinfection recommendations
3) Please select the best cleaning products for the treatment of coronavirus
4) Must purchase anti-epidemic materials, such as hand sanitizer and masks, from a professional agency designated by the government
5) Be sure to follow the local government’s regulations on the prevention of coronavirus
It is also critical to remove jewelry and watches before washing your hands, because bacteria can survive in the corners and gaps of anything you wear, or under the strap of your watch.
Once removed, you can wash your watch and jewelry separately with soap and warm water (assuming your watch is waterproof enough). If you are worried about damaging your watch with water,
Then please wipe the surface with disinfectant, or similar methods to clean it carefully and thoroughly, or consider not wearing it temporarily.
On hand washing, while wearing a wedding ring, Jonathan Ball, professor of molecular virology at Nottingham University, told The people: “Thorough hand washing or liberal and correct application of sanitiser gels would always be advisable and that certainly means ensuring that hidden nooks and crannies are cleaned, especially under rings on fingers and the like.”
But if you have an engagement ring, or any other ring with diamonds, you should be wary of using too much hand sanitiser. excessive exposure to hand sanitizers and cleaning agents can make finish on white gold wear a little bit faster, but it won’t cause immediate danger.
In other words, exposure to stronger cleaning products such as chlorine and bleach “will destroy the luster of metals and gemstones over time” and may make your watches and jewelry tarnish. In addition, experts warn that heavy use of hand sanitizer may cause diamonds to fall off.
The best way is to remove the rings, watches and other jewelry, then wash them with soap and warm water and let them dry. Now wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds, dry them with a clean towel, and then put on rings, watches and other jewelry.