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Keeping your hands clean and hygienic with hand sanitisers like Clinell

Updated on October 2, 2012

Using hand sanitisers effectively

Hand sanitiser is everywhere nowadays; not only is it found in purses and pockets, in kitchens, in washrooms and on people's desks, but it's also used on a daily basis in hospitals, nursing homes and restaurants. There is plenty of scientific evidence which supports claims that hand sanitiser is an effective method of killing germs; studies have shown that hand sanitisers can prevent those who use them from catching bugs which cause gastrointestinal infections and colds. Provided the hands are not visibly soiled, hand sanitisers are just as effective as standard hand washing with soap and water. However, before you throw away all of your bars of soap, it's important to understand how sanitiser works, as well as how it should be used. Firstly, sanitiser should not be given to very young children; if parents want to keep their child's hands clean, they should apply the sanitiser for them, or supervise the child while they do it themselves. This is because many sanitisers are scented, and young children could mistake a pleasant-smelling bottle for a toy or a treat, and end up eating it. Although this type of hygiene product is great for keeping grubby little hands free from germs, children need to be taught how to use it correctly. Hand sanitiser also needs to be used regularly, and at the right times. For instance, it should be used before you prepare or touch food or kitchen utensils, particularly if you intend to handle raw meat. One of the quickest ways to spread a bug is by touching table or counter surfaces, and the food on them, with dirty hands.

Safety with Clinell sanitisers

Choosing the right hand sanitiser is important; not all sanitiser products are strong enough to kill bacteria and viruses, and hand sanitiser is one item which you shouldn’t scrimp on. Read the label carefully, and make sure that it contains either anti-bacterial substances, or alcohol. It’s worth noting that many hand sanitisers, from brands such as Clinell, have replaced alcohol with alternative, effective ingredients, as alcohol can be quite drying. In order for sanitisers work effectively, they must be applied to the hands properly. This is relatively simple to do. Firstly, remove any rings on your fingers. Then, squeeze out a dollop of gel into your palm and rub your hands together. After this, use each hand to rub the back of the other, including the areas between your fingers. Don’t forget to rub the gel on your thumbs as well. It’s usually recommended that you do this for about twenty seconds, to ensure that the hand is entirely coated with the sanitiser. If you find that there’s a little gel left over on your hands, do not use a towel to rub this off; simply allow your hands to air dry for a minute or two. If you choose to apply a hand sanitiser which contains alcohol as one of its main ingredients, remember that it can dry out and potentially irritate your skin; to counteract this effect, apply a small amount of moisturiser after the sanitiser has absorbed into your hands.

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