It wasn’t until recent months that I’ve realised the true importance of hand hygiene. This doesn’t mean that I didn’t clean my hands before, which of course I did, but I don’t think used to wash my hands every single time for 20 seconds or more. Sometimes you’re just in a rush, it happens.
However, hand hygiene is extremely important. As the World Health Organisation states, “Hands are the main pathways of germ transmission.” This means that hand hygiene is one of the most important measures to avoid transmission of germs and prevent infections.
I’ve partnered up with Ocean Free hand sanitizer manufacturer to share with you some of the benefits of hand sanitizer and how to properly apply it, which is as important as actually using it, did you know?
Kills germs and bacteria.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is designed to kill germs and bacteria on your hands that you might have gotten after touching a surface or object. If you are in a public space remember to use hand sanitizer after touching door handles, handrails or even light switches – these surfaces are germ hotspots!
As this article on Sparkles and Stretchmarks mentions, “By killing any viruses, germs and bacteria that might be on your hands, the regular use of hand sanitiser will reduce your chances of being getting sick and will also reduce the spread of said viruses, germs and bacteria.”
Quick, lightweight and convenient.
Using hand sanitizer is faster than hand washing with water and soap plus, hand sanitizer is portable and available in various sizes that you can take with you when you are on-the-go or have at home for quick hand hygiene.
How to apply.
Apply a dime-sized amount of hand sanitizer to the palm of your hands and rub them together. Start by interlacing your fingers and rubbing hand sanitizer in between your fingers and on the back of your hands. Then, rub it on your thumbs, fingernails and wrists. Once you’ve rubbed your hands together covering all surfaces of your hands and fingers, wait until your hands are dry. And that’s it! You’ve successfully applied hand sanitizer to your hands and now your hands are as clean as they can be!