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How Is Hand Sanitizer Most Effectively Used?

It’s important you use hand sanitizer properly to ensure it does the job it’s meant to do – get rid of germs before they are able to spread:

  • Don’t Use Hand Sanitizer if Your Hands are Dirty: Hand sanitizers are not meant to clean your hands. They’re meant to disinfect Residue like oil or dirt will prevent hand sanitizers from penetrating down to your skin.
  • Use the Right Amount: When it comes to hand sanitizer, less doesn’t mean more. You need to apply enough to thoroughly coat every part of your hands. Don’t forget about the back of them or your fingers!
  • Rub It In Until Your Hands Are Dry: This way you can be sure that it’s come into contact with all the most important surfaces.

When combined with other preventative measures (like proper handwashing and thorough touch-point cleaning), using hand sanitizer will help to keep you (and everyone in your building!) protected against the flu and other illnesses.

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