How Does Hand Sanitizer Work?

What is Hand Sanitizer?

Hand sanitizer is a gel that helps clean your hands and kill germs without water!

The Main Ingredient

The superhero in hand sanitizer is alcohol. It’s really good at fighting germs!

Killing Germs

When you rub your hands with sanitizer, the alcohol destroys most of the germs.

Effective sanitizers have at least 60% alcohol. That's enough to stop germs in their tracks!

How Much Alcohol?

It starts working in just a few seconds. Imagine, germs disappearing so fast!

Quick Action

Using it Right

Put a blob on your hand, rub your hands together covering all areas, until it’s dry.

Not Always Perfect

Sanitizer can’t remove all types of germs, especially if hands are really dirty.

When to Use It

Use it when you can’t use soap and water, like after touching something many others have touched.

Remember, it’s great in a pinch but washing hands with soap and water is the best way to clean them.