Aimy Meir 15 Questions 61 Answers 5 Best Answers 441 Points View Profile 2 Aimy Meir Asked: March 15, 2020In: Medicine and Healthcare Can you use hand sanitizer on your body or fcae? 2 The corona virus has spread throughout the world. To avoid this, everyone is using hand sanitizer. Can we use hand sanitizer also on our body and face? Can it prove to be dangerous for our face? Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Racheal Mended Melbourne , Australia 27 Questions 73 Answers 5 Best Answers 514 Points View Profile Best Answer Racheal Mended Added an answer on March 15, 2020 at 2:48 pm You have asked a very good question. Many people want to know whether we can use hand sanitizer on our face or not. So to understand the answer, first we have to understand what is sanitizer and how it works. Hand sanitizers, which are primarily used as an alternate to soap. If we are traveling and we cannot wash our hands with soap then we can use hand sanitizer. Because we do not need to wash hands after using hand sanitizer. But if you are at home, always use soap to wash your hands instead of hand sanitizer and clean your hands thoroughly. Hand sanitizer or hand antiseptic is a supplement that comes in gel, foam, or liquid solutions. Hand sanitizer often has a form of alcohol, such as ethyl alcohol, as an active ingredient and works as an antiseptic. Other ingredients could include water, fragrance, and glycerin. Hand sanitizers were developed for use after washing hands or for those times when soap and water are not available. They are gels that contain alcohol in order to kill the germs present on the skin. The alcohol works immediately and effectively in order to kill bacteria and most viruses. But it is not that alcohol is used in all types of hand sanitizers. There are many Ayurvedic sanitizers available in the market in which alcohol is not used. Neem, aloe vera, and orange extract are used in these. You can use these Ayurvedic sanitizers on your face and body. But if you want to kill 99.99% germs, then use alcohol alcohol sanitizer on your hands only. And if you want to use sanitizer on face and body too, then you can use Ayurvedic sanitizer. If you use alcohol hand sanitizer on your face, then you may be at risk of infection. The skin of the face is soft, so the use of sanitizer on the face can be fatal. Some people have very sensitive skin and are allergic to dust and many other things. Such people should never use hand sanitizers on their faces. Even if you have pimples on your face or if you have a wound, you should not use hand sanitizer on your face. It will be right for you to talk to a doctor about it. Note: Do not use hand sanitizer on your face in which alcohol has been used. Yes, you can use Ayurvedic sanitizer on your face, it does not harm your skin. 4 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp sameer mohammad Delhi, India 17 Questions 45 Answers 5 Best Answers 253 Points View Profile sameer mohammad Added an answer on March 15, 2020 at 3:19 pm The corona virus has spread throughout the world. And to avoid this, people are using masks and hand sanitizers. But there are many of the people who are using hand sanitizer for the first time or they use very little. So people know that they can use their hand sanitizer to kill germs. But they do not know whether they can use it on their face or not. By the way, the hand sanitizer is used in lieu of soap. Whenever we travel, we use sanitizer to keep our hands germ free. So first of all, we know whether we can use hand sanitizer on our face or body. Sanitizer Solutions There are three acceptable types of sanitizer solutions for use in a food establishment. Chlorine (Bleach)* Concentration: 50 to 100 ppm Chlorine based sanitizers are the most commonly used sanitizers. They are effective against all bacteria and are fairly inexpensive. Bleach is less effective in hot water and works best at a temperature range of 55°F-75°F. *Do not use splashless, scented or non-chlorine/color safe bleach. Quaternary Ammonia (QUAT, QAC) Concentration: Per manufacturer’s instruction Quaternary ammonium compounds in diluted form are odorless, colorless, and nontoxic. Advantages of QAC’s are that they leave a residual antimicrobial film, are stable at high temperatures, and are more effective in the presence of organic materials than chlorine (they are less affected by light soil than are other sanitizers). Longer contact time is needed with this sanitizer, since it is slow-acting against some common spoilage bacteria. Iodine Concentration: 12.5 to 25 ppm Iodine compounds or iodophors are fast-acting and effective against all bacteria. They are relatively nontoxic, non-irritating to skin, and stable. Iodophor solutions may stain porous surfaces and some plastics. So, if we talk about using sanitizers on the face, then we cannot do this. Because it can also harm our face. Alcohol is commonly used in all sanitizers. Which is not good for our face. But if the sanitizer does not contain alcohol, then we can use it on our face. Nowadays everyone is using Ayurvedic products. It is not that Ayurvedic products are used only in India. Ayurveda and Yoga have been invented in India but they are used more in other countries than India. This is true and we have to accept it. And if you use Ayurvedic hand sanitizer on your face, then it will not have any side effect. These hand sanitizers do not contain any amount of alcohol in it, all the ingredients will be organic such as neem, orange, aloe vera etc. And they also claim to kill 99.99% of germs. So first of all, see your doctor because he will be able to give you the right advice about it. If your skin is sensitive then do not apply any type of sanitizer on your face or body without asking the doctor. Never take any type of medicine without asking the doctor. 3 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.