When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, there was a surge of demand for sanitizing products, including hand sanitizers. Although nothing beats water and soap in the prevention of germs, hand sanitizers are the next best thing if the latter isn’t immediately available. That's why there are many hand sanitizing products in the market today, such as the Hawaiian Lavender Hand Sanitizers Collection of Island Essence.
Read on to learn more about its benefits.
Hand sanitizers kill germs
There are two types of bacteria on your hands, resident, and transient. The former lives underneath a thin layer of skin cells, while the latter lives on the surface. Transient bacteria are easier to remove by simply washing your hands or using hand sanitizer.
As previously mentioned, soap and water are still better at removing bacteria. In fact, according to the CDC, soap and water are better in removing specific germs such as norovirus, Clostridioides difficile, Cryptosporidium, and others. However, hand sanitizers are still effective in killing many other types of germs on the surface of the skin.
Hand sanitizers also kill germs on contact (unlike soap). You only need to find one that has the right amount of alcohol level that can kill as much bacteria as possible.
Hand sanitizers are portable and shareable
Another great highlight of hand sanitizer over the traditional water and soap is that it’s extremely portable. It’s readily available, and you can count on it to keep you well protected throughout your day. You can simply keep a bottle in your pocket or your bag then use it anytime after you come in contact with surfaces in a public area.
If you think about it, not all people are truthful about washing their hands after using the restroom, for instance. So, if you would like to be sure of everyone’s safety, you can share your hand sanitizer easily with your friends, family and loved ones. Also, as a precaution during these challenging times, it might be better that you spray it on their hands directly instead of passing the bottle around.
Hand sanitizers are gentle to sensitive skin
Soap is mainly formulated to remove bacteria. While you can choose those that are gentle to your skin for your soap at home, you don’t really have many choices for public restrooms. These places mostly use commercial grade soaps that may contain ingredients that may cause irritation to your skin.
This is another area that hand sanitizers are a smart choice. You can pick those with the right ingredients that can kill germs while being gentle to your skin. For instance, there’s Island Essence’s Hawaiian Lavender Hand Sanitizers with 63% alcohol and natural ingredients such as aloe vera, lavender essential oil, and more.
There are so many benefits to using hand sanitizers! You can start enjoying those benefits today by exploring our extensive collection of Hawaiian Lavender Hand Sanitizers.