Hand sanitiser has become a normal part of our everyday lives – it’s readily available in our workplaces, shops, restaurants, and anywhere else we go these days. And while hand sanitiser is an important part of good hand hygiene as well as convenient when we’re out and about, it should not completely replace washing our hands with soap and water.
Your hands can end up with germs picked up from the environment around you as you go about your daily life. This is normal and only becomes a potential issue when you pick up ‘bad’ germs, which can cause sickness if they get into your system. But should you be washing your hands with soap and water or is just using hand sanitiser enough? This article explores both options.