Since the Corona Virus outbreak, the use of hand Sanitiser products has increased dramatically. In many regions, demand for these products has surpassed the supply resulting in shortages. Majority of retail shops and public places have hand sanitizers for customers to use. Do you know what are the key ingredients in hand Sanitiser products and how they kill germs, bugs, viruses and bacterias?
At Bailey & Saunders Highgate pharmacy in north London, we stock a wide range of hand Sanitiser products and face masks. Protect yourself and those around you with our range of PPE products.
Hand Sanitizers are a group of products that are designed to provide a quick and easy way to clean hands from germs and bacteria, without the need to wash hands. These products can be in a form of gel, liquid, wipes and form. You should find the type that you are most comfortable with. For home or office use, it is best to get a larger pack size and for on-the-go use, a maller pocket size products are widely available.
The key ingredient in most hand sanitizers is alcohol, ethyl alcohol (also called ethanol), isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol), that kills the germs and bacteria. Disease causing germs, also known as pathogens are killed by alcohol on the skin surface. The concentration of alcohol ranges from 60% to 90% in most hand Sanitiser products, with the most common concentration being 70%. There are also alcohol-free products available that contain benzalkonium chloride as a disinfectant agent. However, the most widely used hand Sanitiser products are alcohol based. Most hand sanitizers also contain Aloe Vera which is a moisturizing agent to help protect your skin.
It is really important that you use hand sanitizing products in the correct way to get maximum protection. Pour sufficient amount of hand Sanitiser gel/liquid into the palm of your hand and rub the hand Sanitiser all over your hands, making sure to get between your fingers and the back of your hands. You should not wipe or rinse off the hand Sanitiser before it is dry, unless instructed differently on the product. If your hands are greasy or have visible dirt on them then you should wash your hands with water and soap.
By following good hand hygiene and covering your face with an effective face mask, we can protect ourselves and help to stop the spread of harmful bacterias, viruses and germs. We stock a wide range of hand sanitizers and face masks, visit us in the store today.
Bailey & Saunders Pharmacy in Highgate, North London stock a wide range of Hand Sanitisers, Face Mask and PPE.
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020 8340 3663