With the increasing threat of coronavirus outbreak in the nation, it is suggested to wash your hands frequently with soap and water. In an instance soap & water are not available, it is suggested to use sanitizers. But it is important to understand how to correctly use a sanitizer in order to get the most benefits. Here’s how:
Choosing the Correct Sanitizer
An alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is suggested. It can efficiently and effectively reduce the number of microbes on hands preventing further spread of germs.
Applying the Sanitizer
Take at least a pea-sized amount of sanitizer on your palm and rub it efficiently all over your hands. Apply the sanitizer to in-between your fingers, thumbs, and back of the hand adequately and let it dry completely.
Don’t apply on soiled or greasy hands
Sanitizers are said to be ineffective in greasy or soiled hands. Therefore, it is suggested that you shouldn’t apply sanitizer on your hands after activities like making or eating food, playing sports, or working in the garden. It is better recommended to wash your hands with soap & water.
Stay away from the flame
Hand sanitizers comprising of alcohol have inflammable properties. Thus, it is advised to stay away from flame after applying sanitizer.