Hand sanitizer or hand washing, which do you prefer? Hand sanitizer is very useful since you can bring it with you anywhere you go. If you touch something that you think could have been contaminated, you can quickly pull out your hand sanitizer and it will kill viruses and bacteria. This is part of the reason why people have been buying hand sanitizer like it is going out of style, but how does it actually compare to regular hand washing? The truth is, that it comes up short.
When you wash your hands, you kill the coronavirus, but soap works in two ways, it also prevents the virus from attaching to your skin, thus allowing the hot water to wash it away. This is why hand sanitizer should be used only as a secondary recourse, and instead, you should wash your hands in a sink with hot water and soap whenever possible.