Having trouble finding hand sanitizer at your local store? Don’t worry! DRIVE AutoCare has got you covered. While supplies last, drop into our offices for a free bottle!
By now we know that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends using hand sanitizer to reduce the spread of coronavirus. But did you know they published guidelines for how to use hand sanitizer? We didn’t either! Here are all the details you’ve been longing for…
Choose a hand sanitizer with at least 60-percent alcohol. Hand sanitizer with less than 60-percent alcohol may not kill many types of germs and tends to just reduce the number of germs versus destroying them.
How to Use Hand Sanitizer
Ever read the instructions on a bottle of shampoo? Well, the guidelines for using hand sanitizer are similar. First, apply the product into the palm of one. Next, rub the product all over the surfaces of your hands. Finally, allow your hands to thoroughly dry. Pay attention to coat your fingertips and wrists!
Incorrect Ways People Use Hand Sanitizer
There are several ineffective ways people use hand sanitizer. One is not using enough of it. Another error is wiping it off before it's dried. In addition, according to the CDC, when hands become very greasy or dirty hand sanitizer may not work as well.
The expiration date on the bottle is a manufacturer's best guess for when the alcohol content will dip below 60-percent rendering it less effective. Most hand sanitizers have an expiration date of three years after their manufacture date.
Stop by our office in Solana Beach for your free hand sanitizer while supplies last!