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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 8: The ladies/men's restroom in First club on September 8, 2005 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

Washing your hands is important, but drying your hands thoroughly is just as important! If you have to venture out of your home for work or to pick up necessities, the time may come when you have to use a public restroom. After washing your hands, you must completely dry them with paper towel. Don’t use the automatic hand dryers, they spread germs like crazy.

When your hands are wet or even damp, they pick up more germs than dry hands. Germs thrive on moisture! If you touch things like a doorknob or a faucet with damp hands, you’re more likely to get sick. Studies have found that drying off with a towel also removes more germs than just washing alone.  After you’re done, use the paper towel when touching the door handle.