Gloves should be applied to clean and dry hands. There are five steps in applying gloves and removing them: Check gloves before putting them on, never use gloves with holes or tears. Check that they are not cracked or faded. Pull gloves on, making sure they fit properly if you are wearing a gown, put them over the cuffs. Take them off by pulling from the cuff; this turns the glove inside out. Pull off the second glove while still holding the first, so that the two gloves are folded together inside out. Dispose of them in the correct waste disposal container and wash your hands. When removing gloves, it is important to follow these important steps to reduce the risk of cross-infections.