Keeping hand sanitizer around your home and workplace can help you stay healthier, keep your hands clean when you can't use soap and water, and protect others from the spread of germs and viruses.
Moisturizing hand sanitizer does all of that and a whole lot more.
Benefits of Using Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer
1. Prevents Dry Hands & Cracked Skin
It's why we have moisturizers. No one likes dry skin. In addition, very often, dry skin can become cracked skin, which can be painful, and even lead to bleeding.
And, on top of it all, moisturized skin feels better and looks better too.
But moisturizing hand sanitizer doesn't just offer the benefits of a regular moisturizer. Hand sanitizer's must contain at least 70% alcohol to be effective in sanitizing your skin. But alcohol dries out your skin, especially at the high levels found in hand sanitizers. But none of that is a problem with moisturizing hand sanitizers.
2. Soothes Skin Irritations
Especially if you already have dry skin, or other mild skin irritations, moisturizing hand sanitizer helps soothe the irritation, itchiness and soreness. And if you choose a sanitizer with aloe vera, castor oil, glycerin, and/or vitamin E, you'll actually be helping to nourish and heal your skin.
3. Can Help the Sanitizer be More Effective
Moisturizing hand sanitizers are no less effective at sanitizing your hands than regular sanitizer. In fact, in some cases, the moisturizers can actually help the alcohol do its job.
When your skin is dry or cracking, it can hinder the effectiveness of the alcohol in the sanitizer. By using a hand sanitizer that contains a moisturizer, your skin gets hydrated. In addition to relieving the dry skin, it helps the alcohol work more effectively.
Want to learn more about different hand sanitizers? Check out our article Should You Use An Unscented Hand Sanitizer?