We don’t think there is a single human being on the planet who hasn’t heard the term hand sanitizer in the last couple of years. And while hand sanitizer has been around for longer than that, it has truly become an essential product since we were introduced to a deadly infection. It is used in small quantities to help get rid of the disease causing microorganisms and prevent us from falling sick. In this article, we are going to talk about various types of hand sanitizer and their importance.
Let us first focus on the types. A hand sanitizer can be classified into two sub-types: alcohol-based sanitizer and alcohol-free sanitizer. Alchohol-based sanitizers often contain 60 to 95 percent alcohol in the form of ethanol or isopropanol. Alcohol-free sanitizers on the other are made using disinfectants. Both types of hand sanitizer are just as effective. But alcohol-based sanitizers are more popular. Alcohol-based sanitizers are further available in the form of gel (most popular), liquid, and spray. The end goal of all these products is the same. All you need to do is choose the one that suits your preferences. Let us now divert our attention to the importance of using hand sanitizer.
One of the most important benefits of a hand sanitizer is that it cleanses, or as the name suggests, sanitizes. According to studies, a sanitizer can get rid of 99.9% of germs from the surface of your hands. Using a hand sanitizer regularly will keep you and the people around you safe.
They say you should always wash your hands before consuming anything or after you have touched an unknown surface. But it isn’t possible to carry a bottle of water and soap with you wherever you go. This is where a hand sanitizer proves ‘handy’. You can carry it around in small quantities and it does not require any water for application.
- Reduced risk of illnesses
This past year has taught us that limiting our exposure to pathogens is necessary to stay safe and healthy. And that is exactly what a hand sanitizer does. When we use a hand sanitizer after regular intervals, it reduces our risk of falling prey to any disease. A hand sanitizer is perhaps a better alternative than soap since it kills the germs on contact.
- Excellent for public settings
The risk of transmission of germs and infections is higher when you are in a public setting. In such times, using a bar of soap may feel unsanitary since it is shared by everyone. A simple squirt of hand sanitizer will prove useful. Also, you can share it with the people you sit with.
- Quick results
Washing our hands with soap and water requires that you scrub them thoroughly for a minute or more. Perhaps this is why people avoid it. A hand sanitizer on the other hand does it all in a matter of seconds.
These days you can even opt for a hand sanitizer with amazing fragrances like Citrus, Fresh, Floral.