Washing your hands is easy, and one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family, especially during these stressful times surrounding a pandemic. Our hand hygiene 101 guide is a basic guide to hand hygiene.

 

This hygiene step is critical in helping to stop the spread of bacteria and viruses such as COVID-19. It is imperative that you uphold the best possible hand hygiene levels especially after using the bathroom, visiting any public place, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

 

Always remember that using soap and water is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs. This should be done for a minimum of 20 seconds and used alongside lukewarm water. An alternative to soap and water is the use of a hand sanitiser. In order for a hand sanitiser to provide you with protection against the spread of microbes, the alcohol content must be between 60%-70% alcohol, as specified by the FDA.

 

DermaFix Hand Sanitiser can be used for the prevention and destruction of microbes, offering infection control with a 70% alcohol content value. The addition of hydrogen peroxide assists to inactivate bacterial spores by decomposing it on contact with the skin. Improve your hand hygiene with this anti-bacterial, moisturising spray. DermaFix Hand Sanitiser can additionally be used on surfaces offering further disinfectant properties.

 

Frequent handwashing and the use of sanitisers with glycerine for additional moisturising benefits stops dry skin that may flake, itch, crack or even bleed without the correct preparations and precautions. These open wounds can allow bacteria and other germs to set in and increase your risk of skin-related infections. Here is how you can reduce your risk of dry and cracked skin due to frequent handwashing:

  • Ensure when drying your hands to instead pat them dry as opposed to friction rubbing or air drying. While your hands are slightly damp, apply a pea-size amount of DermaFix Hand ResQ providing the skin with unmatched moisture restoration improving dry and ageing concerns on the hands. The skin is left feeling smoother and rehydrated, with visible improvement of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • DermaFix Hand ResQ can be applied directly after sanitising your hands ensuring to lock in moisture and protect the skin from Transepidermal Water Loss
  • If you suffer from severely dry skin or have skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis it is recommended to incorporate a night treatment on your hands for the prevention, protection and treatment of these related concerns. Incorporate DermaFix Vitamin Therapy Masque into your bedtime routine assisting to repair damaged skin and provide intensive moisture-retaining benefits.

 

Washing your hands can help with the prevention of illness by removing harmful bacteria and viruses. Using a hand cream or moisturiser after washing your hands does not negate your handwashing efforts, on the contrary, dry skin increases your risk of picking up germs. When it comes to health information, it’s essential to get accurate and reliable information, contact DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care for further information on hand hygiene helping to inhibit the spread.

 

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