Know the difference between handwashing and hand sanitizing
Every department store, small grocery stores around the corner and the medical shops ran out of hand sanitizers as the pandemic struck in early 2020. Why do you think the hand sanitizers sold out so quickly when handwashing was accessible to all? There are striking differences in how they both work even though their ultimate result is to protect from germs.
The functionality of hand sanitizers and hand wash are completely different. A hand sanitizer aims to kill the virus while the hand wash separates the germs from your hand along with the foam. Both help to keep your hands clean and free from germs. The functionalities and usage requirements of both are what differs.
Hand washing works by stripping the germs from your skin along with lather. The germs wash off with the suds in the lather. This leaves your hands feeling squeaky clean with germs washed. But do note, it is only washed away and not killed. The downsides of the handwashing are quite a few.
Washing away germs seem good in certain scenarios but when you are in a set up that needs a highly clean environment then hand washing is just not enough. One more thing that leaves us wondering if handwashing alone is enough is the way most of us wash our hands. A good hand wash requires at least 2 minutes of cleaning. You need to reach all the spots across hands including the fingertips, under the nails and between the fingers.
Now when you imagine when was the last time you did a complete 2 minute hand wash? Probably never. This is where the hand washing falls short to protect you from the germs.
On the other hand, hand washing is the only and one of the best solutions to clean your hands when they are visibly dirty. Hand washing can remove heavy metals, grease and residues in your skin making it squeaky clean. Overall the hand wash is a guarantee for clean skin but not so much for killing germs.
Hand Sanitizer hits the ball out of the park!
Hand sanitizers are made of alcohol. This means they can sterilize, kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It works by hitting the germs directly and instantly killing it.
Hand sanitizers are your best bet when you are travelling. When you are in places with no or limited access to water, these work great to keep up your hygiene. The two most important factors that convince us to choose hand sanitizers are its instant killing of germs that serves the purpose and the extreme convenience in use when compared to hand washing.
But, hand sanitizers cannot be applied on greasy hands. Here, hand washing works the best to remove the dirt and following it up with hand sanitizers adds to your protection by killing all germs.
Smartsan hand Sanitizers
Smartsan Hand sanitizer with recommend quantity of IPA formulation is capable of killing harmful viruses and bacteria in your hands. The hand Sanitizer is in liquid form and it leaves your hands feeling soft and clean. We also provide a range of hand sanitizer options to suit your needs of easy portability and easy to carry along with you, wherever you go. We provide one-time use hand sanitizer sachets, wipes and an easy to carry card spray.
Smartsan hand sanitizer rubs when placed in the important spots in the office and home help in maintaining hygiene. This includes a meeting room, restrooms, lobby, hall and near the entrances to rule out microbes and germs up to 99.9%*. Hand sanitizers are especially capable of reducing the spread of rotavirus, adenovirus, and rhinovirus.
Frequently asked questions
How much hand sanitizer is needed?
Use very little amount of hand sanitizer. This is enough to cover your hands including fingertips and between your fingers. Too much hand sanitizer is not going to kill more viruses. Hence it is advisable to use sparingly and save up on your bottle.
Do I have to wait for hand sanitizer to work?
Hand sanitizer works instantly. Wait till your hands are dry. It only takes 15-20 seconds to have a clean and germ-free hand.
Will frequent use of hand sanitizer dry out my hands?
Smartsan hand sanitizers come with moisturizers that protect your skin. It helps to keep your skin soft and clean.