In the wake of a global pandemic, the management of full body hygiene has become increasingly important. While nothing beats staying clean all the time in order to prevent diseases. It is also true that it is not a manageable feat. Our hands for example, are a gateway to bacteria, germs and viruses.
Germs are everywhere. No matter where you go. Even the places that are recently deep cleaned, especially the publicly accessible ones, can start accumulating these germs in a matter of hours if not minutes. Now consider everything that your hand touches. Even with the advancement of technology, it is next to impossible to complete tasks without touching something with our hands.
That is why, the primary focus of every campaign against a spreadable disease is always good hand hygiene. But what does ‘get our hands dirty’ means for us. Just imagine how many times we casually touch our face, eyes, mouth or nose without even realizing it. Add to that the amount of times that we mean to do it; it is a lot.
Most of the diseases, such as the latest corona-virus, spread through hand contact. Meaning if your hands are carrying the coronavirus germs and you touch your face anywhere or start eating, you are almost certain to contract the virus. Especially one that is as potent and persistent as COVID-19.
This is where hand washing your hands regularly or just cleaning them with disinfectants or hand sanitisers will come in handy.
When it comes to hand washing, doctors and experts along the globe emphasize through washing of your hand is the way to go.
However, even handwashing needs to have a methodology to it. Because germs have a way of finding and resting in any place they can find. It is extremely important that we take care of it without leaving any germs behind. Which means treating every nook and cranny properly with soap and then washing it away with water. The best way to do that is to ensure that you prolong your handwashing. Average person spends 5-10 seconds washing their hands. However, in order to curb the spread of communicable diseases like coronavirus it is recommended that the lathering process is done for around 20 seconds before washing it away. That is the best way of ensuring that you take care of all the germs.
When it comes to recommendations for hand sanitizers it is important that we use hand sanitizers that are alcohol based. Homemade hand sanitizers can also work but it is important that the alcohol concentration is above the recommended 60% by the CDC.
Which means that best hand sanitizer is one that has a higher concentration of alcohol. GOTDYA Hand sanitizer contains 75% alcohol which is one of the highest concentrations available and affords the best protection while also being gentle on the skin.
When to use Hand Sanitizer
As mentioned earlier, hand washing is the best practice for its all-encompassing nature of cleaning. However, it is also true that it is not possible to always be able to wash your hands. You could be in a workplace where you are constantly touching things that other are also touching. While it is better that you go and wash your hands in regular intervals, it cannot account for all missteps. So, having a hand sanitizer like GOTDYA Hand sanitizer handy, no pun intended, can be vitally important.
The portability of hand sanitizers is also something which makes them more reliable. Imagine you are in a grocery store or a furniture store where you are constantly touching items that are being touched by other customers as well. A portable hand sanitizer will come in handy because it is possible that you will soon touch your face due to one reason or another.
As we all know, touching your face without realizing is one of the main reasons community transmissions occur.