Here are some of the best (and safest) hand sanitizers to use if you have dry skin and no access to soap and water to wash your hands.
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While you may know how important it is to wash your hands regularly, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s not always possible to find soap and water when you’re out of the house. But that doesn’t mean you should just neglect this healthy habit until you’re back home. Instead, opt to use a hand sanitizer. (If you can find one, we know—they are often sold out.)
“Washing hands is always the best choice as you can do it for a long time, getting every nook and cranny of your hand, creases of skin, and your fingernails, too,” says Nicholas Bartolozzi, a physician assistant at Concierge MD in Los Angeles. “But if you’re away from home, using a safe and effective hand sanitizer, covering your hands completely and thoroughly, is a good alternative.” (Find out just how safe are homemade hand sanitizers.)