OIL STRIPPED AND DRY
Hand sanitizers contain alcohols which include isopropyl, ethanol, and n-propanol. When using products containing these alcohols, your skin becomes very dry, irritated and all natural oils are stripped away. drying alcohols we told you about.
When your skin is dry, this increases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Say hello to calluses, cracks, and flakiness. These harmful alcohols affect the natural barrier function on your skin reducing its ability to protect itself.
Skin cells become victim to the harsh alcohols in these hand sanitisers leaving them damaged and unhealthy.
A lot of hand sanitizers out there are made with triclosan which is an antibacterial found in animal studies to disrupt hormone function. This contributes to “superbugs” where bacteria and viruses resist antibiotics.
WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM
When we are ill or feeling like we have a virus coming on, we opt for hand sanitizers to make up better or fight against bacteria. These sanitizers actually weaken the immune system leading us to become unwell and unable to fight off illnesses as well as we should be.