Keeping your hands clean is a critical component of protection against the spread of the coronavirus.
Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a convenient method of hand hygiene on the go, especially when soap and water ― the more effective way of getting rid of all types of germs ― is not readily available. But just because you spray or squirt some on your hands and give them a quick wipe doesn’t mean your sanitizer is working as best it should.
Here are common hand sanitizer mistakes to beware of:
1. You don’t use enough hand sanitizer on your hands.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention says you need to use enough sanitizer to cover all surfaces of your hands. This is a common mistake people make,