Keeping your hands clean and sanitized is such an important element to protect yourself against the spread of Coronavirus.
It's crucial to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer of at least 60% in order for it to be effective while on the go, especially when soap and water is not readily available. But, just because you spray or squirt some hand sanitizer into your hands and give them a quick rub, doesn't mean that your hand sanitizer is as effective as it can be.
Here is a list of common hand sanitizer mistakes to keep in the back of your mind:
1. You're not using enough hand sanitizer
You may not be using enough hand sanitizer to cover both hands. One pump is not enough, and this is a common mistake a lot of people make. Too much is better than too little. If you think you have too much on your hands, that is not a problem at all.
2. You don't wait for your sanitizer to dry
You should be rubbing your hands together for 20 seconds, just like washing your hands, until the hand sanitizer is completely dry. If it's not dry, you could be potentially wiping it off on something, making it less effective.
It's also important to rub your hands together until dry, because it encourages people to cover the entire surface of the hands.
3. You're only relying on hand sanitizer
You may need sanitizer before or after eating food or playing sports, but if you have access to soap and water, hand washing should be used over hand sanitizer, especially if your hands are dirty.
Hand sanitizer is not effective when your hands are dirty or greasy. You're essentially rubbing that dirt over the surface of your hands without cleaning them. Many people believe that using hand sanitizer is a better solution for clean hands, but hand washing is by far the best option.
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