Hand sanitizers – A pocket-sized defence against germs
The importance of hand washing cannot be stressed enough. But the access to clean water and soap may not be available to you in all instances. That is when the hand sanitizer comes as saviour to your good health and hygiene. Smartsan Hand Sanitizers ensures your hands are clean, soft and free of disease causing germs. The World Health Organization has recommended hand sanitizers as the best option for hand hygiene when you do not get access to hand washing.
Hand Sanitizers especially in this era can be considered the top option as it saves resources like water from getting wasted while hand washing. If you wash your over ten times in a day, you will be using more than 30 litres in a single day. Using hand sanitizers hence are a viable option that is both effective and efficient.
Several other reasons to choose hand sanitizers are listed below:
It is effective every time you use it!
Hand washing with soap and water is only effective when you do it right and involve longer time. But using hand sanitizers cleanse your hands more effectively in a short span. Moreover their effectiveness is much better on the microbes. Studies have shown that the effect of hand sanitizers stay longer than washing your hands with soap and water. The longer protection means that you also minimize transmission from person to person.
Kills bacteria and does not make you antibiotic resistant
There is popular myth doing the rounds that when you use hand sanitizer you become antibiotic resistant. This is absolutely a hoax. The functionality of hand sanitizers are so much different. A hand sanitizer works by destroying the cell membrane. This action is not something the bacteria can become resistant to. Hence it is absolutely safe to use hand sanitizers on contrary to such myths. Moreover antibiotic resistance occurs with frequent ingestion of antibiotic drugs and incomplete antibiotic courses. In hand sanitization antibiotic resistance is only superficial.
It is gentler than soap. Yes, you heard it right!
Soaps have harsh chemicals in them. Using it excessively can cause harsh skin condition and affect the balance of your skin. Compared to it, the hand sanitizer formulation is safer to use frequently in a day. There is a constant complaint that hand sanitizer causes dryness. But Smartsan Hand sanitizers are enriched with moisturizers. This acts on your skin making it soft and supple yet clean. The sanitizer are harsh only on microbes, not your skin!
Though hand sanitizers are super effective, proper application adds to its efficiency.
How to use hand sanitizers properly?
- Hand sanitizers do not act on greasy visibly dirty hands. Choose using hand sanitizers based on the condition of your hands.
- Apply coin-sized on your palm, reach all the points including fingertips, between fingers and under the nails for at least 20 seconds.
- Also cover the jewellery in your hands if any and cover the back of your hands and until the wrist.
- Rub well until your hands are dry
You are done! Now you will have clean, germ-free, soft hands to get on with your day!
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I wash my hands with water after sanitizing?
No, there is no need to wash with water. Your hand is already clean. You will counteract the effect of hand sanitizer by touching the germ infested tap.
Should I use a towel to pat my hands dry?
Hand sanitizer quickly dries off in a matter of seconds. There is no need to pat it with a towel.
Can I use double the quantity to kill more germs?
Higher quantity of sanitizer does not mean higher killing of germs. Use only required amount of hand sanitizer. You need not use anymore than that.
How often should I use it?
Usage depends upon the exposure. If you are travelling then use it very frequently. If you are in office then use accordingly when you move out of your desk and touch things around your office.