Talking safety: Myths and facts about hand sanitizers

Soaps are brilliant disinfectants and are effective in cleansing impurities and destroying germs on your hands. But ask yourself, how many times have you skipped washing your hands because there was no soap or water available? With hand sanitizers, you have a safe, effective, convenient and trusted solution to keep your hands clean and infection-free. But there are lots of myths and incomplete information out there about hand sanitizers, making it challenging for buyers to purchase the right one for themselves. We at ACP Aristocrat Humaste believe that myths are meant to be broken and people should be equipped with facts to make the right choice. That being said, we present you with myths and facts about hand sanitizers to make sure you get to choose wisely. 

All sanitizers are original and there are no fake sanitizers. 

With the increase in demand for hand sanitizers growing, the growth of fake products too have risen. With raids all across India exposing such products, it has become evident that the purchase of products without checking what’s in it can be potentially dangerous. Always purchase brands that have established themselves well in the industry to make sure they are not fake and dangerous.

Sanitizers are not as effective as soaps.

Although there has been contradictory opinions about how sanitizers are not as effective as washing hands with soap and water, we believe the convenience factor makes them an excellent source of safety on the go. Hand sanitizers can be carried wherever you go unlike soap and water and is effective against most kinds of dangerous viruses including COVID-19. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers destroys the proteins around viruses which is vital for its survival and multiplication, killing them in a few seconds. 

All hand sanitizers are the same. 

This statement cannot be further from the truth. There are different types of hand sanitizers which have their own benefits and limitations. The 2 major types are alcohol-based and non-alcohol based hand sanitizers. Generally, hand sanitizers without alcohol are less effective than their alcohol-based counterparts. It is advisable to go for sanitizers with over 60% alcohol content to ensure safety.

You should not eat after sanitizing your hands.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are made of alcohol and various other chemicals to protect your hands from infection. Although consuming hand sanitizers in large amounts orally can be dangerous, a residual amount of alcohol left on your skin after sanitizing is not harmful as it evaporates in a few seconds. It is advised to thoroughly apply the fluid on your hands until they are completely dry before having your meals.

We at ACP Aristocrat Humaste provide you with safety and nourishment with gel-based Instant Hand Sanitizers. To order, visit our online shop to choose from our range of safety products that suit your needs.