The proper way to apply Hand Sanitizer

July 5, 2018

You are probably asking yourself, is there really a wrong way to apply hand sanitizer? It isn’t that there is a wrong way, but there may be a better way to ensure that it is killing the germs and bacteria you are trying to remove. Most people, including myself, typically squeeze a little bit out, do a quick once over and move on with what we were doing. As it turns out, that may not be the most effective way to apply it. We are all in a hurry these days, but if you aren’t using it correctly, it may be pointless to use it at all.

So what is the proper way to use hand sanitizer? Below are a few things to keep in mind in order to get the most out your hand sanitizer.

  • First, make sure you have cleaned your hands as much as possible. When available, wash them with soap and water to remove dirt and grime. Soap and water alone won’t give you the protection hand sanitizer does, but it is helpful in removing dirt and grime so the hand sanitizer can work more effectively. Of course, most people use hand sanitizer when soap and water aren’t available, so you should try to wipe them off as best you can to remove any debris that may be there.
  • Don’t skimp. Apply around a dime-size amount to you palm to be sure you have enough to cover both hands. You don’t want to use too much, just enough to be able to cover both hands. Larger hands may need a bit more, while smaller ones can use less.
  • Rub your hands all over, making sure you cover every bit of your skin, for at least 30 seconds. Make sure you get it between and around your fingers, as well as your fingernails, and continue to rub until your hands are completely dry.

Hand sanitizer effectively kills 99.9% percent of the bacteria that causes viruses and other illnesses, helping to prevent it from spreading from person to person. Remember, hand sanitizer is not a replacement for hand washing, but helps prevent the spread of diseases and is the perfect solution when soap and water are not available.

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