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5 hand sanitizer myths: debunked

Is hand sanitizer good for you? Can it nourish your skin? Whether you’ve read an article online or heard a friend’s review, it can be tricky to separate the hand sanitizer myths  from the hand hygiene facts. This antibacterial essential gets a bad rep for zapping the moisture from your hands, leaving them feeling dry. Introducing: Dove Nourishing Hand Sanitizer. The latest addition to the Dove family, to debunk all the myths about hand sanitizer you might have heard…

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    They are not effective against germs.

    You’ve got one question: “is hand sanitizer good at what it does?” Hand sanitizers are effective at killing germs, and the formula used in our Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Wipes is 99.9% effective against many common germs.

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    You’ll need to moisturize after.

    Does hand sanitizer dry out your hands? Dove Nourishing Hand Sanitizer and our Hand Sanitizer Wipes moisturize your skin for up to eight hours after applying – all thanks to our caring formula. Made with skin-natural nutrients, you can count on our formulas to leave your skin feeling soft, without compromising on their antibacterial effectiveness.

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    All sanitizers are the same.

    Although all sanitizers are effective at killing germs, our Nourishing Hand Sanitizer and Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Wipes are each made with a unique moisturizing formula. Our sanitizers meet CDC recommended alcohol levels and are developed with naturally-derived alcohol.

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    They smell too clinical.

    You want your hand sanitizers to be made with alcohol, but not to have the clinical sanitizer smell. That’s where our wipes come in. Our Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Wipes are made with alcohol and have luxurious fragrances. Choose your favorite from an indulgent Shea Butter & Warm Vanilla, or a fresh Aloe & Eucalyptus scent. Prefer hand gels? Our Nourishing Hand Sanitizer is also available in a range of delightful scents.

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    They leave your hands feeling sticky.

    It just takes one bad experience to start a whole host of hand sanitizer myths – like hand sanitizers that suds up on your hands or leave your hands feeling sticky (long after you’ve finished rubbing it in). Choose our hand sanitizer gel or wipes: both are easy to apply and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

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