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Alcohol-based hand sanitizer and its impact on your skin!

by Srishti S. Disinfecting and Sterilization

Chemical-based hand sanitizers have become extensively used because of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Reality is that these chemical-based hand sanitizers have, ever since, been at the top of everyone's grocery list whenever they head out to shop for essentials. Nevertheless, as much as these mass-produced hand sanitizers keep us clean, preventing transmission of any type of virus, excessive use of them damages our skin, too.

Let's take a quick look at the most common effects of chemical-based hand sanitizers on our skin:

With the outbreak of the pandemic, people were globally advised to use hand sanitizer frequently to ensure that their hands are germs-free, for hands are the only organs that go everywhere around and they are also the only organs that touch our nose and mouth.

The use of soap wasn't possible, for one will need water to rinse afterward. Alcohol is proven to kill germs and viruses that crawl on our skin. Therefore, more and more companies started manufacturing hand sanitizers with an increased quantity of alcohol-infused into the sanitizers as an essential ingredient. People became conscious about the negative effects of excessive use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer only after an astonishing number of people around the world started complaining about having skin irritation, such as rashes, dry skin, or even skin shedding.

Below are the most common skin problems that the excessive use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer typically causes:

Skin irritation: Excessive use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain other chemicals, such as triclosan, chloroxylenol, and chlorhexidine, cause irritation as it strips the skin's natural oils off of it. When the natural moisture barrier of your skin is disrupted, it gets more prone to bacteria.

Dry, hence broken skin: Basically, the alcohols in the hand sanitizers include ethanol, isopropyl, and n-propanol that dry and damage your skin cells, increasing the risk of contracting dermatitis.

Antibiotic resistance: The active ingredient in hand sanitizer is called triclosan that leads to the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. With the excessive use of hand sanitizer, bacteria along with other pathogens begin to build up resistance towards antibiotics, eventually increasing your risk for contracting infections.

Weaken your immune system: Your body that has been exposed to a clean environment before could grow a weaker immune system later in life. Research has shown that high levels of triclosan in kids and teenagers have made them vulnerable to hay fever and allergies.

Why should you prefer Shieldme organic hand sanitizer to alcohol-based ones?

Shieldme hand sanitizers are natural, and also proven to be best for eczema and skin irritation. Having made of all-natural ingredients, Shieldme hand sanitizers ensure 99.9% of elimination of all germs, viruses, bacteria, microbes, and molds, including coronavirus. Whether you choose to buy Shieldme hand sanitizer spray, hand sanitizer, or surface disinfectant – they all come with the same assurance.


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About Srishti S. Freshman   Disinfecting and Sterilization

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