July 4, 2020 2 min to read
The major benefits of hand sanitizer and how to buy the right stuff
Chances are good that even if you were not the kind of person to use hand sanitizer just a few months ago, you probably are that kind of person now.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, men and women all over the world have gained a newfound respect and need for that sometimes stinging, sometimes stinky stuff known as hand sanitizer.
Of course, the reason why hand sanitizer will sometimes sting your skin and sometimes have a very strong smell is because it is a antiseptic gel that contains at least 60% alcohol in order to kill many different kinds of bacteria that can live on your skin. There are also tons of alcohol-free options of hand sanitizer, but we’ll get to that a little later on!
Some of the most prominent voices in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic – such as Dr. Anthony Stephen Fauci – have advised that keeping their hands clean, which means either washing your hands diligently and using hand sanitizer regularly, is a great way to reduce your chances of contracting the highly contagious and deadly virus.
With all that being said, if you were not someone who really liked to use hand sanitizer prior to the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, chances are good that you are pretty curious about what the major benefits of using hand sanitizer are for you and your family.
While we obviously hope that you are already washing your hands regularly with soap and warm water several times per day, as that will always be the best and most effective way to clean your hands, a bottle of hand sanitizer in your house (or especially in your car) is another important and useful weapon that you can add to your arsenal in the war against COVID-19 and other dangerous pathogens.
If you have not already made this germ fighting gel a staple on your shopping list, here are some of the major reasons and benefits why you will want to grab a bottle next time you head to your local pharmacy or grocery store.
It keeps you clean. This probably won’t come as too much of a surprise for you, but the major benefit of hand sanitizer is that it does precisely what the name suggests, it sanitizes.
These products were specifically designed to kill germs and they are great at doing just that. In fact, when used properly, it is known that hand sanitizers are able to kill 99.9% of the germs on your hands at time of use.
Beyond that, did you know that the Center for Disease Control (or CDC) recommends that people was they hands any time they have been around food (either eating or preparing), animals, garbage and much more.
When you find yourselves in similar situations such as these, hand sanitizer is a great backup if you are not able to wash your hands with soap and water…
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