To stop the spread of the new coronavirus and stay safe, most of us are strictly following prevention guidelines and doing our very best to stay healthy and keep this scary virus away.
As you may already know, our ultimate weapon against COVID-19 (besides social-distancing) is keeping our hands clean. So to do this, many people are regularly using hand sanitizer, in addition to the powerful combination of soap and water, of course. But what you need to know is, just like with soap and water, there are wrong ways and right ways to use your hand sanitizer.
According to experts, here are the 9 most commonly made hand sanitizer mistakes that you may be making too.
1. Not Washing Your Hands
Your best bet against bacteria, germs, and viruses, including the novel coronavirus, is washing your hands for a full twenty seconds whenever possible and as frequently as necessary. While it’s recommended to use hand sanitizer and that it can also be effective when it comes to the daily fight against the virus, it’s crucial to use it only when you don’t have access to soap and water. A huge mistake would be using your hand sanitizer as a replacement for soap and water.
Moreover, you need to keep in mind that you should never use hand sanitizer to clean visibly dirty hands because nothing can clean your hands better than, right, you guessed it, soap and water! So as long as you have access to a handwashing sink, then you should just leave that bottle of hand-sanitizing gel behind.