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When and How To Use Hand Sanitiser
In the year 2020, hand sanitizer has become a must in our daily lives. Not only have hand sanitiser dispensers been commonplace in public places like supermarkets and gyms, but people are now carrying around pocket-sized bottles for when they're on the go.
When is it appropriate to use hand sanitizer? To remove germs, bacteria, and viruses from your hands, you can use hot water and soap. However, we all know that this isn't always possible, so when you're out and about, a good quality, alcohol-based sanitiser will help.
Choosing the right hand sanitiser
The alcohol content is the most important factor when deciding what product to use. For a sanitiser to be effective it must contain at least 70% alcohol.
How to apply hand sanitiser
It can be tempting to be overly generous with the amount of gel you use, but all this is doing is wasting sanitiser.
A coin-sized amount is usually enough to cover both hands and kill any lurking germs or bacteria.
When applying hand sanitiser, be as thorough as possible.
Remove any visible organic matter such as dirt from your hands before you use the sanitiser. Coat your palms, fingers and between your fingers and knuckles with product, rub in for around 20 seconds and then leave to dry.
Sanitiser does not work like soap so don’t wash it off!
How to store hand sanitiser
When not in use, hand sanitiser should be kept in a cool, dry location, away from children.
Remember to look out for expiry dates, as they do go off eventually and may not be as effective.
By following these tips, you’ll get the best out of your product. Hand sanitiser is perfect for when you’re on the go; shopping, travelling on public transport or at a café or restaurant with friends.