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Benefits of using hand sanitizer

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As we all know the whole world is suffering from many diseases. All these diseases are caused due to pollution, unhygienic places, dust, germs available on the surfaces of the objects, etc. We all do go outside and touch many things and our hands get in touch with many germs, such germs get inside our bodies through our hands when we touch our mouth with those hands. Some people even eat their food with these hands without washing or sanitizing them. These germs can be very harmful if they get inside our bodies. Such germs can cause us high fever, cough, stomach diseases, etc. Therefore, it is very important to keep washing our hands with soapevery time after we touch an unhygienic thing or surface. Even before eating food, we should wash our hands so that we can prevent gems to get inside our bodies. But in some places, water and soap might not be available.

 In such a case, we should keep a handsanitizer in our pocket. Hand sanitizer helps in killing almost all the viruses and germs on our hands. Mostly all the sanitizers have alcohol content.However, the presence of alcohol in hand sanitizer can lead to positive alcohol results. There are many benefits to using hand sanitizer.

The following are the benefits of using hand sanitizer:

  • Products like hand sanitizers are designed to kill viruses and germs, it is the major benefit of using hand sanitizer that it instantly kills the germs and viruses on our hands. It is believed that it kills 99.99℅ viruses and germs. You are suggested to use hand sanitizer when you are around animals and garbage. You should also sanitize your hand right before preparing or eating your food.
  • Another major benefit of a hand sanitizer is its portability. Whenever you go outside water and soap may not be available at all the places to wash hands. In such a case, you can carry a hand sanitizer with you. You can easily put a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your pocket. You just need to use it before eating or doing anything that includes the contact of your hands with your mouth.
  • It helps in minimizing your exposure to the germs of other people, especially during the flu season. Just like in the case of COVID-19, a near trip to your friend’s house can expose you to the coronavirus. Therefore, it is very important to keep your hands as clean as possible. It minimizes your exposure to other germs also like cold, flu, other illness-causing germs, etc.
  • There are two types of hand sanitizers mainly, first is with alcohol content, and the second is without the alcohol content. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are more efficient in killing germs but are not too good for skin, whereas non-alcoholic hand sanitizers are good for the skin. It helps in making your hand skin softer. Rinseless hand sanitizers can also be used to prevent our skin from any side effects of using hand sanitizer.

All the points mentioned above tell the benefits of using a hand sanitizer. However, it should not be used excessively, anything in excess can cause harm. It should be placed out of the reach of kids especially below three years.

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