Handwashing is an essential component of good hygiene.  This guide details the steps to proper handwashing technique.  The article discusses reasons for washing your hands, the best times to wash your hands, and explains the benefits to hand washing.  When soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer can be a good alternative.  The article also details the steps for proper sanitizer use.  Use this article as a comprehensive hand washing guide.  There are also several links to related sources and an FAQ page. 

CDC Hand Washing Guide