CDC Issues Warning To Clean Your Jewelry & Watches

You know to wash your hands …but don’t forget to wash your watch, rings or any other jewelry that’s sitting on your skin all day. Think about this: According to the CDC, studies have shown that the skin underneath rings contains more germs than the skin on fingers without rings.

Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as using soap and water. While a light scrub with a toothbrush and a few drops of dish soap in water can work on some pieces, depending on the material of your jewelry, you may need to invest in a UV sanitizer -- which is a great option for your phone as well -- or you can use disposable jewelry wipes or simple alcohol prep pads. (Rolling Stone)