Germs are anywhere and everywhere. Hands are the most common mode of spreading germs. Our hands come in contact with a lot of things each day. When we touch our eyes or nose with contaminated hands or put fingers in our mouth, germs find ways to get inside our bodies making us fall sick. The best way to get rid of germs is to wash hands with soap and water thoroughly.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has opened doors to many researches regarding safety and protection against germs, viruses and bacteria. Everyone is advised to wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to wipe off germs from our hands.
Hand sanitizers with more than 60% of alcohol, have multiple benefits over hand washing when applied accurately after removing any visible particles from the hands. Some of the benefits are stated below:
- Easier to apply and require less time than hand washing.
- Hand sanitizer does not require you to run towards a sink as for washing hands. In public places or in absence of soap and water hand sanitizer works like a lotion demanding no other resources in order to apply it.
- Acts quickly to kill microorganisms on hands in contrast with hand washing which requires 20 seconds to apply soap and then rinse.
- Are portable and more accessible than sinks especially outdoors.
- Reduce bacterial counts on hands.
- Do not promote antimicrobial resistance.
- Are less irritating to skin than soap and water.
- Some naturally prepared quality hand sanitizers can even improve skin condition.
- Hand sanitizer can be made at home using organic ingredients or with essential oils that match your favorite scent to meet all your sensitive skin needs.
Hand sanitizers are now being manufactured by new and old companies as the demand and supply has remarkably increased throughout the world. Companies who have already been manufacturing hand sanitizers have also started producing hand sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer gel in UAE and other countries around the world.
Some of the perfume manufacturers and producers of the best attar in UAE have also opted for manufacturing natural ingredients based hand sanitizers to provide protection with skin care and mesmerizing fragrances that could even substitute perfumes and attar.