Why Use A Hand Sanitizer?
At a time when our country is in a state of national emergency, its citizens need to play a part in neutralizing this virus pandemic.
In addition to avoiding crowds and washing hands regularly we must be prepared for situations where washing hands with soap and water is unavailable. Using a hand sanitizer is an alternative to soap and water and understanding how to use it is imperative to self-care.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends washing hands with soap and water as handwashing reduces the germs and chemicals on hands. If soap and water is not available, the CDC recommends using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol and states this may help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
The guidance and information presented here with regard to hand sanitizer is based on data from a number of scientific studies. When soap and water are unavailable, alcohol - based sanitizers can inactivate many types of microbes providing they are used correctly. It is important to use a large enough volume of sanitizer and let it dry naturally, and not wipe it dry. If not used correctly, it will be less effective. The CDC recommends spraying enough hand sanitizer in the palm of the hand to completely cover both hands and continually rub hands until they are dry.
How to Properly Apply Hand Sanitizer
- Spray sanitizer in the palm of one hand and rub hands, palms facing, together
- With palms facing interlace fingers and rub together.
- Spread sanitizer between fingers by placing one palm on the back of theother hand and rub the top fingers in between the fingers on the bottom hand, and switch hands and repeat.
- Face palms together and rub fingertips of one hand on palm of other hand to clean fingernails and switch hands and repeat
- Rub a thumb with opposite hand and switch hands and repeat
- Finally, roll one palm over the back of opposite hand and switch hands and repeat
Is Hand Sanitizer Safe?
There have been reports that hand sanitizer can have hidden dangers and can make you resistant to antibiotics. Please note that this may be true with hand sanitizers that contain triclosan which is an antibiotic compound. If you use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer instead, there are no risks to becoming antibiotic resistant. The key is to choose your hand sanitizer wisely.
The team at Timeless Organics Skin Care recognized the needs of our country with regard to hand sanitizers and have created an organic hand sanitizer to help support the health of citizens. This organic hand sanitizer comes in 3 scents and each is hand crafted in the USA in line with all of the Timeless Organics Skin Care products using only the purest ingredients.
Timeless Organics Soothing Hand Sanitizer is available in Refreshing Citrus, Calming Honeysuckle and Relaxing Lavender. All scents are strong enough to eliminate 99.99% of bacteria, microbes and fungi, yet gentle due to the unique formulation. Each hand sanitizer is hand crafted with 62% organic grape alcohol, witch hazel and tee tree oil to battle germs, and a concentrated form of Aloe Vera Leaf extract, Vitamin E and essential oils to soothe skin and keep it moisturized. This formulation is 100% plant based.
Whether you are washing with soap and water or using a hand sanitizer, keep in mind that over washing and over applying sanitizer may dry hands causing minor cracks that effect the efficacy of the skin to act as a barrier to foreign invaders, so be sure to use a moisturizer regularly to keep skin intact.
To handle this national emergency regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we must all take the necessary measures to avoid the spread of this very contagious virus. Washing hands, using a hand sanitizer, avoid touching your face, avoid travel and crowded venues, and staying home when not feeling well are some steps we must all take to overcome this very serious issue. Timeless Organics Skin Care is very pleased to announce the development of its Soothing Hand Sanitizer in hope that this small step might help many people to avoid catching and spreading this deadly virus.