Hand Sanitizer: Here’s why you should STOP overusing it

Hand sanitizers are an essential component to fight against the deadly coronavirus infection. But did you know there are 5 unpleasant side effects of overusing it? Read on!

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Note: Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. Use hand sanitizer only when you don’t have access to soap and water. 

Dry skin

Frequent hand sanitizing can lead to dry skin issues! The alcohol used in sanitizers irritates the skin and strips away it’s natural oils. So after every use, apply some hand moisturiser.

2) It disrupts your microbiome

Sanitizer kills off the bacteria that are beneficial for our body. Microbes keep people safe from a wide variety of illnesses.

3) Does it completely remove dirt?

The answer is NO! If your hands are visibly soiled, sanitizer won’t work.

4) Working with chemicals? Hand sanitizer can prove to be dangerous

If you work with ultra-strong cleaning, pesticides and degreasing agents, hand sanitizer should be the last thing you reach out for. The combination of liquid gel and chemicals is extremely harmful for your body.

5) Risk of alcohol poisoning

Inhaling and ingesting sanitizer every day can increase the risk of alcohol poisoning.