Did you know that using hand sanitizer doesn’t have to leave your skin dry and irritated? Constant and repeated use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers can lead to dry skin and infection. This is especially problematic for those with skin conditions like eczema. In fact, it can encourage skin conditions even in those without a history of skin conditions.
Head to Toe Health promotes a product that offers both anti-bacterial protection as well as support for dry skin. Young Living’s Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier meets the World Health Organization’s hand sanitizer guidelines, killing 99.9% of germs and containing 65% Ethyl Alcohol. Thieves Purifier does not dry out your hands, unlike other alcohol-based hand sanitizers, thanks to its aloe vera and vegetable glycerin ingredients. This combination will leave you with soft, moisturized hands.
Proper hand hygiene is not exclusively linked to the use of hand sanitizer. In addition to opting for a more natural hand sanitizer, we encourage practicing proper hand-washing.
Applying other brands of hand sanitizer after washing your hands with soap can promote excessive dryness and irritation due to soap often having a high pH. Soap already dries out your hands, and applying sanitizer only aggravates the issue further.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep your hands clean and reduce the risk of your skin cracking or breaking out into patches of eczema. This may include choosing to use a petroleum-free hand soap and choosing safer, more natural hand sanitizer products. Thieves Purifier is a more natural alternative using essential oils as opposed to harsh chemicals.
Do right by your hands and your health by choosing to use Thieves, and remember to moisturize often with a natural lotion.