Are you good about washing your hands in public restrooms? Yes? Well then you’re in a serious minority. According to a new study from Michigan State University, only 5 percent of people who use a public restroom wash their hands long enough—and thoroughly enough—to kill germs and bacteria. About 10 percent of people skip hand-washing all together, and 33 percent of people opt to forego soap.
In general, women are better at hand washing than men are. (While almost 80 percent of them use soap, only half of men do.)
If you need a refresher on the proper way to wash your hands (and apparently, 95 percent of us do), check out this helpful guide from the CDC. And to keep your palms and fingers looking nice, check out our tips and tricks for maintaining beautiful hands.