Soap bar Vs hand sanitiser which one is better for washing your hands?

Soap bar or hand sanitizer which one is better for washing your hands? Sterilization is the main purpose of hand washing, hand sanitizer only satisfy its sterilization effect. Because most hand sanitizers contain alcohol, alcohol cannot effectively remove some dirt, such as dust, dirt, etc., attached to the small crevices of the skin. Soap bar’s ingredient: Contains glyceryl stearate. It has a good decontamination effect, and usually contains boric acid, sulfur, phenols and other bactericidal ingredients, which can eliminate certain bacteria.

Soap bar, hand sanitiser which one is more skin-care

Soap bar is slightly alkaline, which can easily cause skin tightening and peeling. Currently, commercially available soaps are formed by the reaction of fatty acids and alkalis, which are generally weakly alkaline to neutral, and have strong degreasing ability. The hand skin normally has a PH value of 4.5-6.5, which is weakly acidic. Long-term use of soap bar as a hand cleaning product will weaken the alkali-neutralizing ability of the fatty membrane of the hand skin, and the skin is prone to skin problems such as tightness, peeling, chapped and rough skin.

Although the hand sanitizer is also weakly alkaline, it will not harm the skin’s original metabolism due to its weaker fat-removing ability than soap. So use hand sanitizer to be gentler. At present, some hand sanitizers have added moisturizing ingredients, which can reduce the dryness and peeling caused by frequent hand washing.

Is it better to use soap or hand sanitizer for hand washing in different places:

Soap bar is easy to cause secondary pollution, it is more appropriate to use hand sanitizer to wash hands in public places.
Under normal circumstances, the service life of a piece of soap is about one month. Because it is placed and repeatedly touched by people, it is easy to be contaminated by various dust and bacteria in the air. In the process of repeated use, it is easy to fat the skin and cause secondary pollution. The current hand sanitizers mostly use automatic soap dispensers, and the storage utensils are relatively sealed, which can reduce the accumulation and multiplication of bacteria, and there is no contact with the soap dispenser during the whole process. Therefore, choosing hand sanitizers can also effectively prevent secondary pollution of the skin from cleaning products.

But in some special cases, using soap to wash your hands is better than using hand sanitizer. For example, during a surgical operation, doctors and nurses need to perform aseptic cleaning of their hands, and soap should be used for cleaning.
At home, as long as you follow the steps to fully wash your hands, it makes no difference whether soap or hand sanitizer is anti-bacterial.

TIPS: The correct way to wash your hands:

1. Get your hands wet. Turn the faucet on and evenly rinse your hands in warm water. 

2. Use enough soap.

3. Rub your palms together

4.Rub the rear of every hand

5.Rub both your hands while interlocking your fingers

6.Rub the rear of your fingers

7.Rub your thumbs and therefore the ends of your wrists

8.Rinse both hands properly with water

9.Rinse both ends of your wrists

10. Dry your hands with a clean towel or hand dryer(better)

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