6 hand sanitizers that won't dry your hands out

20 Jul.,2022

Hand sanitizer sales skyrocketed this year, to the point of a nationwide shortage. Now...

 

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer sales skyrocketed this year, to the point of a nationwide shortage. Now that shortages are behind us, it is time to look at what hand sanitizers are best for our skin. Hand sanitizer needs to be at least 60% alcohol, per the CDC, to be effective. However, you should also check to see if the hand sanitizer has soothing ingredients.

Science and efficacy aside, a 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be incredibly drying on your hands. Not only are dry hands uncomfortable, but you can also put yourself at risk by getting open sores from overly dry hands, which then can lead to bacteria and germs getting trapped inside. Instead, you can opt for hand sanitizers that have aloe, honey extract, calendula extract, chamomile, and other skin-soothing ingredients.