How to use a hand sanitizer — Making a sanitizer is one thing, but how to use it, is also another thing.
If your hands are dirty or greasy, opt for handwashing instead of using a sanitizer.
Having said that, here are some tips for using your sanitizer effectively.
1. Spray or apply the sanitizer on your palm
2. Rub your hands together. Ensure you cover the entire surface of your hands and all your fingers.
3. Rub continuously for 30 to 60 seconds or until your hands are dry. It may take a while at least 60 seconds or more, for hand sanitizer to kill most germs.
What germs can hand sanitizer kill?
As reported by the CDC, an alcohol-based sanitizer that meets the standard requirement can rapidly reduce the number of microbes on your hands. It can also eliminate a wide range of disease-causing agents or pathogens in your hands, including the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
However, even the best alcohol-based sanitizers have their limitations and can not eliminate all types of germs.
Hand sanitizers won’t be not effective against the following germs: