Keeping clean is the name of the game these days. There’s more and more people around, using public spaces, handling money and shaking hands. With many opportunities to catch someone else’s germs, you need to be on top of things and sanitise frequently if you want to avoid getting sick. Hand sanitisers can be scented as lotions or gels and can be purchased as a pump bottle, refill bottle or travel size bottle.Uses
Hand sanitiser is also very helpful when you go camping, and you don’t just have a tap and a pump-bottle of soap ready. In those cases, especially given that you tend to be a bit closer to the dirt when you’re camping, it can be helpful to have a travel sized handwash on hand. Another time you’d want one of those is when you’re flying. Air travel is a time when you’re exposed to a lot of germs, and especially on longer journeys you won’t have a lot of time and opportunity to freshen up without shelling out for a hotel room or lounge access at your layover.At Home
Germs are everywhere though, and so a bottle of hand wash at home will never go amiss. Wash your hands before you cook or eat, after you use the bathroom, after you do some gardening or take out the trash. All of that will reduce the odds of getting sick. There are some things to keep in mind when it comes to hand sanitiser though, which is that it can’t actually cut through grime and dirt on its own. Scrubbing and cleaning is a requirement to make sure the hand sanitiser gets everywhere and zaps all of the germs. Also, be sure to read the label to see exactly what your hand sanitiser is promising to do. If it’s antimicrobial, it’ll kill some combination of bacteria, viruses and molds. Antibacterial works against bacteria but only bacteria and disinfectants are used to wipe down surfaces and kill microorganisms like bacteria and viruses. An antiseptic is used for treating open wounds, which is something different entirely.