Though it’s always been handy to have around, the global pandemic has highlighted the benefits of hand sanitiser over the past few years.
While this means you do find hand sanitiser stations in many public locations, it still never hurts to have your own in situations where there are no other options available.
Never forget the benefits!
Sanitisers with 60-95% alcohol content are known to kill most microbes. Note, hand sanitisers are less effective when your hands a visibly soiled or greasy. This might be as a result of activities such as sports, gardening and handling food. In those situations, washing your hands with soap and water is still the best option.
With a bottle of sanitiser small enough to fit in a pocket, you can have access to it anytime and anywhere. It’s also really easy to share around, which means interactions with people around your are more likely to involve clean hands.
Remember that hand sanitisers are not the all-in-one hand cleaning solution. When hands are visibly soiled, or when you’ve handled chemicals, it’s best to use water and soap, but hand sanitiser is always better than nothing.
In terms of what hand sanitiser you should use, we recommend Kemsol Microban, a highly effective hand sanitiser that contains 70% ethanol, and additionally contains natural moisturisers.
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