Research The U.S. National Institutes of Health has shown that washing hands with soap and water for 30 seconds significantly reduces the number of germs. The antiseptic loses the bacteria-killing battle to the "classic" option of hand cleansing. Gel antiseptics do not eliminate all types of germs, but only reduce their numbers. In addition, the results of many studies show that hand sanitizers work worse when hands are greasy or significantly dirty. In addition, people often use insufficient amounts of hand sanitizer, resulting in reduced effectiveness.
How to properly apply antiseptic gel on my hands?
For best effect, it is necessary to apply about 3-4 grams of the substance, which should be rubbed over the entire surface of the brushes until the treated area dries. You should use alcohol-based gels that contain at least 60% of alcohol.
It is important to remember that such disinfectants do not remove harmful chemicals from the skin. If you have touched such substances, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Use antiseptic gels if you do not have access to water: on public transport, in the street, in stores. Otherwise, give preference to hand washing with soap and water. Stay healthy!