Selena Gomez participating in the handwashing video challenge videos


Move over makeup tutorials—hand-washing videos have arrived

Even Selena Gomez showed people how to wash their hands.


Brooke Sjoberg

Internet Culture

After years of watching makeup artists and enthusiasts perfect the craft of making up their faces, it appears a new trend is ready to wash them out.

With the spread of coronavirus prompting demonstrations on how to properly wash your hands, celebrities are hopping on and riding the wave.

The hand-washing video trend began with a viral Twitter demonstration of how to correctly cleanse your hands. The person in the video used black ink or paint, to show the places most people miss—like the backs of knuckles and thumbs.

On Instagram, the trend has been picked up by Selena Gomez and Olivia Wilde. Gomez posted a two-part demonstration in which she nominates Cardi B and Gigi Hadid to publish their own “safe hands challenge” videos.

“Alright, here’s my #SafeHands Challenge thanks @arianahuff!” Gomez wrote in her video’s description. “I now challenge @iamcardib, @gigihadid and @oliviawilde hope everyone is staying safe inside! PS–I had to redo this video so many times. Best I got.”

Wilde’s hand-washing video is characterized by the Cut as being distinctly relatable, especially when Wilde forgets to take off her rings before scrubbing in.

“Thank you @selenagomez for allowing me to show off my fake doctor hygiene training!” Wilde wrote. “I nominate @maragretqualley, @florencepugh, and @dakotajohnson. Show us your moves. #stayhealthy.”

Other notable participants in this hand-washing video challenge include actor Terry Crews and Shelley Zalis.


H/T the Cut

The Daily Dot