As if we needed anything else to worry about at this particular time, cold and flu season is almost here. The cold weather forces people to stay indoors, which increases the risk of being exposed to bacteria and viruses that can make you sick. To help reduce your chances of developing an illness, it’s advised that you undertake hand washing this flu season.
The Benefits of Keeping Your Hands Clean
When it comes to flu season and hand hygiene, one of the best ways to reduce your chances of getting sick is by washing your hands on a regular basis. Your hands touch a variety of different surfaces, which could be covered with germs. Then, you touch your face or food that is ingested into your body. Once either of those actions occur, the germs have a way to get into your system and start wreaking havoc.
It’s advised that for flu season hand hygiene, you wash your hands as frequently as possible, but especially after using the restroom and before eating. If you don’t have access to soap and water, the next best option is to use hand sanitizer.
Finding the Right Hand Sanitizer
The best hand sanitizer for flu season is one that contains at least 60% alcohol. Any less and it may not be able to kill the germs on the surface of your hands. Of course, using hand sanitizer to stay healthy doesn’t mean you have to smell like rubbing alcohol or completely dry out your hands.
At Vitabath®, we want you to be healthy and pamper yourself. So, we offer hand sanitizers that are effective and smell amazing. Not only do these hand sanitizers fight germs, but they are made from ingredients that protect the natural moisture barrier on your skin. You can be healthy, indulge in amazing scents such as Lavender Chamomile or Cool Spearmint & Thyme™ and keep your hands soft and supple.
Getting the Right Hand Soap
While hand sanitizer can be beneficial, using soap and water is still the best way to reduce your chances of contracting an illness. When it comes to the best hand soap for cold and flu season, it doesn’t matter if you use bar soap or liquid soap, as both do a great job of removing germs, as well as dirt and grime, from your hands.
Washing your hands correctly requires that you expose your skin to soap for at least 20 seconds. You can count this time in your head, or you can sing a variety of different songs to ensure you are washing for long enough. Once the 20 seconds has passed, you can rinse the soap from your hands.
Since washing more often can dry out your skin, it’s a good idea to look for soaps that are moisturizing. At Vitabath, all of our liquid hand soaps are infused with moisturizers that will nourish your hands. Should you prefer to use bar soap, our Plus for Dry Skin™ Gelee Soap is just what you need to combat germs and keep your skin smooth and hydrated.
Staying Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Hard
Flu season may be upon us, but staying healthy doesn’t have to be hard. With the best soaps from Vitabath, you’ll be able to remove germs from your hands while also pampering you skin. Stock up on your soap and hand sanitizing supplies today!