Solution to side effects of using too much sanitizer on hands
New Delhi : With coronavirus gripping the world, sanitizers have become a daily essential with people carrying it here and there with them to keep themselves away from the Covid-19 infection. But, if we use it in excess then it may have its side-effects, leading to problems than benefits.
While sanitizers kill harmful bacteria and germs, it is known that when used frequently it also kills the good bacteria. There are also researches which claim that more we use the sanitizers, more we are prone to get skin problems like hand dermatitis. People have reported problems like dryness, burning, and redness of the skin along with cracked or bleeding skin.
The side effects attached to the use of sanitizers can be reduced if we take some precautions mentioned below.
1/4 Limited use is always the best option
Whenever we are at home or at a location where washing hands with soap and water is possible, one must ditch the usage of hand sanitizers. If the use of sanitizer is limited to only situations where water is not accessible then it can have better results.
2/4 Every skin type is different
Each and every human being has different type of skin and the presence of chemicals in the sanitizers can react differently. One must opt for sanitizer which suits your skin. Again the best option is to use sanitizers less often.
3/4 Use moisturizing creams
When we use hand sanitizers in excess then the most common problem that has been registered is dryness. So to make up the loss, use of moisturizing creams can be effective. As a few home remedies, include using good moisturisers along with healing ointments. This could lead to blessing your skin with the right health and texture again.
4/4 Use of soap and water
No matter how good quality sanitizer you are using, washing hands with soap and water is an evergreen healthy solution for your skin. This switch can also prove fruitful in preventing allergic reactions depending upon your skin types.