Come on, now. Really? Most Indians rarely keep a hand sanitiser with them in the first place as they are so used to the concept of cleaning their hands with soap and water or even with a plain cloth. The idea of “Selecting the best hand sanitiser” is not something many give a thought to. But guess what? It’s high time you should!
Firstly, hand hygiene is one of the most important ones but at the same time, highly neglected. Not paying attention to things as simple as keeping one’s hands clean can result in serious health complications. Also, it is well known that use of soap and water is recommended but the alternative i.e. the hand sanitizer, is effective too (Unless your hands are visibly dirty in which case using a hand sanitizer will just create a slurry).
One does not even realise that while holding onto a handrail in a metro or using a public toilet or for that matter, while exchanging currency which has been in circulation for even a short period of time, the amount of germs that cling onto one’s hands are uncountable.
Finding a sink every now and then to wash hands is next to impossible and this where a hand sanitiser comes to the rescue. Even if you find one, the amount of water that you waste while washing your hands is priceless and a hand sanitiser therefore is a great tool for water conservation.
Now, the question:- why one should choose a hand sanitiser carefully? Well, here are the reasons:-
Stay away from the hand sanitisers with false claims like the ability to kill common germs such as Salmonella, E. Coli, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Norovirus bacterium as these claims are unproven and illegal as observed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Too much fragrance
Many hand sanitisers come with an irresistible fragrance but the source of that fragrance is highly toxic and dangerous. It is created using chemicals that can disrupt or imitate (fragrance containing phthalates) one’s hormones and affect their genital growth.
Alcohol-free is the new deal
It has been mentioned on various websites that a hand sanitiser should have at least sixty percent alcohol but the adverse effects of using one with alcohol are immense.
Ocular irritation, vomiting, conjunctivitis, oral irritation, cough, and abdominal pain are some of the more common side effects.There have been numerous cases across the world where children and teenagers have accidentally consumed hand sanitizer which have led to alcohol poisoning.
Therefore, alcohol-free hand sanitisers are the need of the hour. For this, Palm Safe - Foam Based Alcohol Free Hand Sanitiser by Pee Safe (also available as pocket sized spray) is a great solution. It only contains active natural ingredients of Neem, Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Clove Oil. Adding to that, the smooth scent of Peppermint it comes with is quite refreshing.
Don’t let that moisture escape
It is important to choose a hand sanitiser which takes care of your skin in more than one way. The foam present in Palm Safe - Foam Based Alcohol Free Hand Sanitiser by Pee Safe helps in nourishing the skin and prevents it from drying up which makes it even better.
So, next time when you are looking for a hand sanitiser, make sure you keep these points in mind. Your hands deserve the best afterall!