March 26th, 2021 | Updated on June 27th, 2022
Covid-19 has given us a new understanding of the value of hand sanitizer. Literally, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and toilet paper were all more valuable than gold at the beginning of the pandemic.
Thanks to everyone hoarding, these items were hard to find and in very high demand.
Chances are, carrying sanitizer is not a new addition to your everyday routine. You have no doubt elevated your game now. You probably have several large bottles stashed away everywhere you could need them which is the right thing to do—better safe than sorry.
Now that you can find a variety of sanitizers on the shelf again you can be picky about what brand and type of hand sanitizer you purchase.
This can be overwhelming when trying to decide which one is best for you and your family. The best way to decide is to learn about all the products available. One thing to remember is you want your sanitizer to contain at least 60% alcohol per CDC standards.
Types of Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer is available in three forms. Each form has its own set of pros and cons. No matter the form they should all contain alcohol and sanitize your hands.
You have by this point noticed that your hands seem like they are always dry—this is because alcohol is very drying and you must be moisturizing your hands regularly. If you do not, they could crack, and then using hand sanitizer will be painful.
One of the three forms is a gel. Gel hand sanitizer has a thick consistency and comes in either a squeeze bottle or pump dispenser. This leads to younger children using way too much and causing their skin to dry. It also takes a while to dry and often leaves a sticky residue.
Liquid hand sanitizer is obviously liquid. This enables it to get places the gel might miss easily like under your nails, in the crease of your fingers, and even under your cuticle.
It normally is sold in a bottle with a pump dispenser. Being liquid makes it notoriously messy when being used by children and adults alike.
The final and best form to purchase hand sanitizer in is a spray. When purchasing a spray hand sanitizer it will come in a bottle that diffuses the hand sanitizer as you spray it.
This makes it difficult to overuse and great for children. It sprays a thin layer of sanitizer that dries quickly and can even be used on all your electronics and non-porous services. Spray hand sanitizer is the most diverse form.
Spray Hand Sanitizer
Spray hand sanitizer is the best choice. To get the full benefit you need to know how to use it correctly.
To use it on your hands you should spray a then layer of sanitizer on the front and back of your hands.
Make sure to rub in the hand sanitizer making sure to get it in every nook and cranny of your hands.
If you make sure that your hand sanitizer contains 70% alcohol you can also use it to disinfect your phone and other electronics that you use regularly. This is the only form that can be used this way.
Now that you know how to properly use hand sanitizer spray and that it is the most diverse option, it is now time for you to find a brand that contains more than 70% alcohol so you can use it on all the items you take into the public that need to be sanitized daily.
This knowledge now means you have the power to keep yourself and your loved ones safer and that is a great comfort during these uncertain times.
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