Why Is It So Hard to Stop Touching Your Face?

Public Health Officials have been warning us of the dangers of the coronavirus for months now, and many of us have experienced the deadly disease first-hand. Top of everybody’s agenda is good hand hygiene but The World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, have also been advising us to avoid touching our faces. A feat that for many of us feels near impossible. Interestingly, humans touch their faces a lot and men frequently touch their chins. For many of us, these facts would have had lit...

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How to Protect Yourself and Your Family Against Coronavirus

Protecting ourselves and our loved ones from coronavirus has become a number one priority for most households, not just in the UK but across the globe, too. The advice we have all been given comes from scientific experts who have been analysing and researching the virus and many of the changes that have been implemented have become a new normal. What is Coronavirus? Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is an infectious illness which is caused by a coronavirus which has only been discovered recently. Other illnesses are caused by different types of ...

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How Does Hand Sanitizer Work?

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, hand sanitizers have become the go-to product when we don’t have access to soap and running water, but how exactly do they work? So, you’ve bought your 500ml bottle of hand sanitizer, squirted the first drop onto your hand, given it a rub and now you feel protected. What you want to know, is how does it protect you from common illnesses like some stomach bugs and the novel coronavirus? Well, let us explain. The outbreak of COVID-19 across Asia and Europe in early 2020 boosted the sales of hand sanitizer, th...

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Coronavirus: The New Normal

With the world looking eager to get back to some kind of normality, soon, will the changes we’ve all adopted become a new normal? When the coronavirus first emerged in China in late 2019, many people in the country quickly began wearing masks in public. In the western world, people began stockpiling essentials including toilet rolls, pasta and hand sanitiser. Since then, life has changed in many aspects and many have hinted that this could become the ‘new normal’. Personal Hygiene For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus has be...

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Hand Washing vs Hand Sanitizer: How to Use Hand Sanitizer Effectively

Just like most things in life, there is a time and place for the use of hand sanitiser. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have advised us that hand washing is the gold-standard for reducing the likelihood of contracting COVID-19. However, it’s not always as simple as being able to just wash your hands, especially if you’re out and about. So, hand sanitiser has become a trusty alternative. Hand Washing vs Hand Sanitiser Washing your hands should always be our first line of defence when protecting against illness. Hand washin...

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What’s the Difference Between Alcohol and Non-Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers?

Not all hand sanitizers are created equal. Before January 2020, you might have been accustomed to the Purell hand sanitizer, you know like the one used in some healthcare settings, but now there are so many different ones to choose from. And, it’s not just different brands but different compositions, too. For example, some hand rubs contain alcohol and some don’t but what’s the difference? Non-Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers There are, indeed, some non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers available on the market. Instead of alcohol, these products ...

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