Let’s Cheer Up for Clean Hands!
During the epidemic time it is important to keep your hands healthy. The skin on your hands is an perfect protective barrier and nature has designed it to be the first line of defense against infection causing germs and bacteria. The outermost layer on the skin, the stratum corneum, fends off the germs and keeps the skin hydrated. So what can you do to keep your hands clean but not drying out in this time?
An adequate time to apply a moisturizer is soon after washing your hands to keep some of the moisture. Moisturizers that contain jojoba seed oil, petrolatum, dimethicone and glyceryl stearate are the very ideal ones. You could also consider using soothing preparations that contain panthenol and oatmeal to heal irritated skin. Minimize your exposure to harsh soaps, detergents and overheating water. Wash your hands in lukewarm or cool water and use gentle cleansing soaps with added moisturizers. Hot water will break down the natural oils in your skin. If you prefer natural soaps, choose soaps with low sodium cocoate content and wash using soft water (hard water combines with natural soaps to deposit irritating soap residue on your skin). Your skin should feel smooth and soft after washing.
If your hands are not visibly soiled, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, especially those with added moisturizers and skin care agents, are a good choice. While many believe the frequent use of hand sanitizers will dry out your hands or your skin, the truth is that formulation matters. Exactly like LONSTIN® ’s Rinse-Free Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Gel, which is formulated with ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL, and those ingredients would moisturize your hands while cleaning.
Motivate adults to wash hands during essential times to help protect them, their children, and other loved ones. Help adults feel confident that they can overcome difficulties to handwashing. Remind adults of the importance of washing hands after using the bathroom and while preparing food. Encourage parents to be handwashing role models for their children. Encourage parents to teach their children how and when to wash their hands. Keeping hands clean with soap and water is one of most important things everyone can do to stay healthy. Follow these five steps every time:
1.Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
2.Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t convenient, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol, like LONSTIN® Rinse-Free Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Gel, which contains up to 75% alcohol.
The entire hand sanitizing process should take approximately 15 seconds:
Apply a dime-sized amount of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in the palm of your hand, enough to cover all surfaces of your hands.
Rub the sanitizer into the palms of your hands, fingers, back and front of hands and thumbs.
Continue rubbing hands together until they are dry.
For more information about the health benefits of clean and healthy hands, visit the LONSTIN® official website.