Skin Care Moisturizer Hand Sanitizer
If there’s one common theme we’ve gathered from the covid-19 pandemic, it’s that hand hygiene is very important. With infectious diseases running amuck, things like good hand washing technique have been stressed by organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). For those moments when a proper lather of hand soap and water is not readily available, hand sanitizer has become a go to for thousands of people looking for a germ-free solution.
With its easy portability, hand sanitizers add an extra layer of protection and security during moments of uncertainty. One aspect of sanitizers that is often seen as a downside is the dryness that some cause to hands. Due to the main active ingredient being alcohol (either ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol), germs are targeted but the hands can sometimes be unwanted collateral.
Those who are still unsure about hand sanitizer might wonder if all sanitizers dry out your hands. The simple answer is no, not at all. Whether or not hand sanitizers dry out hands depends on the ingredients used within a specific formulation. Although all sanitizers have a similar look and feel, each brand spends time developing formulas that are vastly different.
In order to ensure that your hands do not suffer while germs do, here are some ingredients you should look for when choosing an antiseptic sanitizer.
Ingredients in hand sanitizers that moisturize skin
Can you mix hand sanitizer with lotion?
When people think of moisture, lotion is one of the first images that come to mind. Filled with a myriad of ingredients that keep skin feeling supple, it seems as though an easy solution to dry hands would be the addition of lotion in formulations.
This particular question has been pondered and although it seems like a great idea, in theory, the results of actually mixing lotion and hand sanitizer together would lead to a very unfortunate outcome.
The reason for this unhappy marriage is pretty simple, lotions are oil-based and hand sanitizers are alcohol-based. When you mix lotion with a sanitizer, the lotion negates any antibacterial effects that are stimulated by high alcohol content.
That being said, you shouldn’t run to your medicine cabinet and throw away all of your lotions. Many lotions contain essential oils and
For those who want an extra coat of moisture, you should use lotion after hand sanitizer has been massaged into the skin. Based on several articles from people in the medical profession, constant hand washing and use of paper towels left their hands feeling like sandpaper.
Hand sanitizers that contain vitamin E or glycerin used in a two-step process with lotion will leave your hands feeling hydrated.
Picking the right hand sanitizer can be a tedious process. With several factors such as price and customer reviews, keeping ingredients at the forefront of decisions helps avoid problems in the future. Because your hands will come in constant contact with hand sanitizers, finding ones that both kill germs and keep hands hydrated eliminates the usual frustrations associated with sanitizers.
At MUSE Health, we have both original and fragrance-free moisturizing hand sanitizers which strike that perfect balance of effectiveness and comfort. As one of our customers stated, “it doesn’t dry my hands even after multiple uses...typically when I use Purell or something like that, my hands get really dry.”
When it comes to hand sanitizer, you shouldn’t have to choose between clean hands and hydrated hands especially when you have things like coronavirus to worry about.