You probably think you know everything there is to know about the proper way to put on a Band-Aid — but thanks to the magic of the Internet, it turns out that you’re completely wrong! A new life hack video posted by CrazyRussianHacker this week reveals a killer method for putting on a Band-Aid so that it will actually properly wrap around the top of your finger and not leave any part of your wound exposed.

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As you can see in the screencap below, he first takes scissors and cuts a rectangular Band-Aid into a butterfly-like shape:

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He then flips it vertically and places the tip of his finger right at the Band-Aid’s midpoint:

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From there he folds the Band-Aid over his thumb and wraps the edges around the sides:

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Once he does the same thing with the other half of the Band-Aid on the other side of his thumb, it’s completely covered without any exposed areas:

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Ta-dah! It’s that easy.

Be sure to watch the full video below to get the full rundown on how to perform this Band-Air life hack along with tips for pulling off other important Band-Aid-related tricks:

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