Pros and Cons of Hand Sanitizers

May 28 , 2021

Pros and Cons of Hand Sanitizers

Practicing good hand hygiene cannot be stressed enough in today's day and age. While we can always rush to the sink to wash our hands with soap and water when at home, it may not be possible when present in a different setting.

For parents who have to juggle different tasks at the same time, hand sanitizers come to the rescue. Whether you’re at the doctor's office or are out to buy groceries, a quick squeeze from your hand rub sanitizer does the trick when hand washing is a bit of an inconvenience.

Just like there are two sides to every coin, sanitizers too come with their own set of pros and cons.

Pros of Hand Sanitizers:

  • Easy to carry
    One of the major pluses of a sanitizer is the fact that it is easy to carry around. Just slip a small bottle in your bag, and you can use it whenever you are out and about. This portability comes as a boon when you don’t have access to running water and soap.

  • Long lasting and pocket-friendly
    Most sanitizers, whether an alcohol free sanitizer or natural sanitizer, has a shelf life of 2-3 years. In fact, a small bottle of sanitizer will easily last you for weeks at a time, even after regular use.

  • Easily available
    Sanitizers are easily available in various sizes or SKUs that you can store at home without the need for frequent buying trips. The 100 ml and 500 ml bottle sizes are the most common SKUs that can be found in supermarket shelves, at the chemist or online.

    Cons of Hand Sanitizers:

  • Dries skin
    Using an alcohol based sanitizer may make your skin dry and irritable after prolonged use. Combat this by opting for Tiffy and Toffee's alcohol free hand sanitizer that is 99.9% effective against germs and moisturizes your skin for a longer time after use.

  • Unsafe for children
    If you are a parent of a newborn or have young children, an alcohol based product cannot be kept within their reach. It is also very risky for you to use, given that the ethanol or propanol in the sanitizer is highly flammable. Even if you apply it to your palms, there is a likelihood that your baby might ingest it unintentionally.

    Lift one worry off your shoulders when you buy alcohol free sanitizers from a trusted brand like Tiffy and Toffee. Their products are manufactured in a WHO GMP Certified Plant and use an FDA approved formula devoid of any alcohol. Available in Lemon and Tulsi variants.