Do you know our hands carry millions of disease-causing bacteria? Ever wondered how many time you come into contact with germs every day? For instance, you’re visiting a relative and the moment you enter the house a cute kid greets you with a handshake. All the germs you’ve accumulated while traveling by the public transport is being passed on to the kid who has no idea how harmful germs are. It is important to understand that sharing is caring, but definitely not with germs! Hand sanitizers were introduced commercially by various brands so that people cultivate a sense of hygiene and save themselves from all hand to mouth diseases. I’ve researched a lot about hand sanitizers and would love to share the information with you all here.
Why Use Hand Sanitizers When You Have Soaps?
You might have seen advertisements on the TV about hand sanitizers the claim to kill 99.9% of the germs. But when it comes to using it in our everyday activities, we have our own doubts. Hand sanitizers are usually ‘waterless’ solution with at least 60% alcohol (ethyl alcohol), which is a strong disinfectant. It does not require water since it can dry up on its own. Hence this was introduced as a solution to the problem of washing hands with soap while on the go. However, this does not imply that it can replace the conventional hand washing. Studies show that washing hands properly with antibacterial soap and then using sanitizer can reduce the risk of spreading dangerous bacteria such as E. coli. Most of the hand sanitizers come with glycerin in it so that the alcohol doesn’t replenish the moisture in our hands.
When to Use Hand Sanitizers?
Some people have the habit of sanitizing their hands more often than required. This may also not prove good since the alcohol content in these sanitizers makes the skin drier. It should be used only when required or during the following instances.
- After sneezing or coughing
- After handling pets
- Before touching an infant or a kid
- Before eating during travel
- Before visiting someone at the hospital
- After shaking hands with someone
- Before and after cleaning bruises and open sores
Hand sanitizers are not effective if your hands are visibly dirty. It cannot remove grime and grease, hence it is better to wash with liquid soaps or bars. Also, using water above sanitizers cancels its effects on the germs. Hence it should only be used in the condition when water and soap are not available.
How to Use Hand Sanitizers?
It is always better to carry a small bottle of sanitizer in the purse. It’s easier for companies and malls to install sanitizers. This is not only easy to use but also saves water and reduces the mess in the sinks.The correct way to use a hand sanitizer is by squeezing out a coin-sized solution on the palm and rub it on both front and back of the hands. It should be worked between the fingers and below the nails to ensure maximum germ protection. Do not overuse it since the alcohol present in it may lead to some skin problems. Also, it can be dangerous if engulfed along the food tract.
Himalaya Pure Hands Hand Sanitizer
What Does It Claim?
The first of its kind, Himalaya’s PureHands is an effective, herbal, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, which kills 99.9% of germs, prevents infection, and ensures total hand hygiene.
PureHands contains extracts of herbs like Coriander, which have potent antimicrobial properties and Lime, which is a natural bactericidal. In addition, the active ingredients of Neem, which are antibacterial, fungicidal and antiviral, safely keep viruses, bacteria and fungi at bay.
What Is It Made Of?
My Experience with Himalaya Pure Hands Hand Sanitizer
I always keep a sanitizer in my purse and in the car for instantly cleaning my hands when needed. I love experimenting with different scents of hand sanitizers. When Himalaya sent me four awesome scented hand sanitizers to try for myself, I had a tough time hooking on to just one sanitizer. Have a look at the various hand sanitizers from Himalaya Herbals.
These pretty bottles are saviors that fight all germs in our hands and saves us on hefty medical bills. It has a simple flip cap with an orifice to squeeze out just the required amount of sanitizer.
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It is totally non-sticky and non-drying gel that does what it is meant to do – killing the germs! The scent is fantastic and lingers for a while even after the gel hs dried up. It moisturizes the skin as it contains glycerin, which is great for the skin. These hand sanitizers are absolutely a hassle-free solution to maintain proper hygiene. Parents must teach their children how to use hand sanitizers to even while they are at the school. This can considerably reduce the risk of diseases like flu, diarrhea, etc among the children.
Himalaya Pure Hands Hand Sanitizer also comes in various sizes. But these 100ml bottles are perfect to carry it along with us everywhere as it does not require much space. Overall, I am really happy with the product and would strongly recommend it to everyone who minds paying hospital bills! Now that you have known the correct usage of hand sanitizers, shred all the doubts and start using one if you haven’t used it until now.
How Much and Where to Buy?
Himalaya Pure Hands Hand Sanitizer comes in two sizes – 50ml and 100ml which costs 55 INR and 90 INR respectively. You can easily get it from your nearby supermarket or pharmacy. You can also order it online from here at a great discount!
Share love not germs!
Take Care 🙂