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Hand Sanitizer Lotion and Alternatives

Melissa Marsden

Most dermatologists will tell you that an effective hand sanitizer or hand sanitizer lotion is alcohol based, and therefore they are highly irritating to the skin and skin’s health. Of course, hand sanitizers are extremely beneficial and recommended when you need to protect yourself from harmful bacteria and or viruses; however, they should be used sparingly.

Over-sanitizing, and over-washing our hands is very common nowadays. It is important to note that excessive exposure to these irritants (and even to water) is stripping away a healthy skin biome and revealing more common skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

In order to avoid these likely conditions, it is recommended that after using your preferred hand sanitizer, lotion would be the best next step. This second step is generally bypassed by many, until it is too late. But some form of rapid relief is necessary to replace the lost moisture, and prevent the hands from becoming severely dry, cracked or leading to broken skin.

Your nearest pharmacy or even Amazon might offer a number of hand sanitizer lotion products which are generally suggesting some kind of moisturizing agents along with their expected bacteria-fighting ingredients; however, these products are not going to be sufficient in preventing or repairing dry hands.

More and more people are discovering the benefits of shielding lotions, such as Gloves In A Bottle, to save their skin. By creating an invisible barrier between your skin and the outside world, it offers an instant relief to already dry skin; and also protects and prevents hand sanitizers, harsh soaps, (or even hand sanitizer lotions) from penetrating the skin’s surface and causing harm. 

If you are in the market for a hand sanitizer, you really should also be purchasing a shielding lotion to counteract the harmful effects on your healthy skin.

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