person using hand sanitiser

Benefits of using hand sanitising gel during a pandemic

July 4, 2020

This article was written by Carolina Neves,
lead copywriter at award-winning eCommerce growth agency Ad Lab

You know.. why did it take a pandemic for people to start properly cleaning their hands? Isn’t it common sense? When coronavirus wasn’t a thing, I remember going to the public bathroom and seeing adult women not wash their hands when they were done doing whatever they were doing, now people are washing their hands while singing Happy Birthday, what has happened? Please always wash your hands, even more after you use the bathroom. Sorry, less ranting, more talking.

I’ve always had a little bottle of hand sanitising gel in my bag or purse. It’s always been second nature to have it, so I could keep my hands clean and fresh, wherever I went. Plus, when I’m out and about with the kids (and they are touching everything that they can see) I can make sure that their hands are also germ-free!

Hand sanitising gels are incredibly helpful and a must-have when you are on the go. Besides ensuring that your hands are neat as a pin, hand sanitisers also have plenty of other benefits, even more during a pandemic.

Hand sanitising gel kills viruses, bacteria and germs

Hand sanitisers contain ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol to kill viruses, bacteria and germs on your hands. These will be effective as long as the solution has enough alcohol in it. According to a 2020 study, alcohol-based hand sanitising gels which were 60% to 95% alcohol kill germs most effectively, provided that these were used correctly.

For instance, Ocean Free hand sanitiser is rigorously tried and tested to kill 99.999% of bacteria and has also proven to be effective against enveloped viruses and yeast. Ocean Free also provides an easy-to-use guide on how to effectively sanitise your hands.

Benefits of using hand sanitising gel during a pandemic
easy-to-use guide on how to effectively sanitise your hands

Helps reduce the spread of viruses

When your hands are not squeaky clean, they will put germs in contact with your mouth, eyes, nose and other parts of your body. So, by using hand sanitising gel before touching your body, you will not only avoid getting sick but also help reduce the spread of viruses, bacteria and germs to those around you.

Hand sanitiser trumps water and soap (sometimes)

Soap and water are more proven to be more effective than hand sanitizers at removing certain kinds of germs, as the CDC mentions in this article. However, according to a report by Harvard Health, the use of hand sanitiser by children may be associated with lower rates of respiratory infections than handwashing with soap and water alone. Interesting, right?

Portable and lightweight

Hand sanitiser can be conveniently stored just about anywhere and, for someone who is always on the go, is the perfect solution to keep your hands clean.

No lack of options

Even though some stores have empty shelves of hand sanitiser, there are plenty of options available online for various skin types and requirements. From moistening hand sanitising gel to fragrant hand sanitiser and more, you name it!

Do you know other benefits of using hand sanitising gel?

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