Germaphobe nation: People washing hands so much during COVID it’s ruining their skin

NEW YORK — With mask-wearing and social distancing at the top of everyone’s minds, the coronavirus pandemic has taken a surprising toll on a somewhat unexpected place: the hands of Americans. According to a new survey, the average American washes their hands 10 times per day since the pandemic began. They also sanitize them an additional eight times each day.

With that in mind, the OnePoll survey of 2,000 Americans reveals more than half (51%) say their digits are feeling drier than ever. Nearly three in 10 report their hands are flaky from increased hand-washing and sanitizing. Over one in five (22%) say their hands have even bled from all the cleaning.

Source: Germaphobe nation: People washing hands so much during COVID it’s ruining their skin

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