Over the last few months, a common question from patients is how Vitiligo and hand sanitizers effects their treatment going forward. Will it cause the Vitiligo to spread by causing more damage to the skin? Will effectiveness of the treatment remain? Will the Vitilox cream still penetrate the skin? Over the last few months a common question from Vitiligo sufferers is how does Treating Vitiligo and Hand Sanitizers effect their treatment going forward.
Yes, treatment will still be effective and penetrate the skin however repeated and frequent use of hand sanitizers has the potential to cause irritation to your hands over time. It can wash away the skins natural oil causing dry and cracked skin. This in turn could cause your hands to itch and possible cause more damage to the skin.
Treating Vitiligo and Hand Sanitizers:
The best way to sanitize your hands is by washing them with soap and water.
When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases like Covid-19, nothing beats good old-fashioned Hand Washing.
* Always use clean, running water. (It can be warm or cold.)
* Wet your hands first, then turn the water off, and lather your hands with soap.
* Rub your hands together with the soap for at least 20 seconds.
* Turn the water on and rinse your hands. Use a clean towel or air dry.
If you are Treating Vitiligo on your hands, this is the best way to sanitize your hands.
Yes, washing your hands with soap and water removes debris that hand sanitizers leave behind (including allergens like peanut proteins) with the fewest side effects.
However, we do understand that if water and soap aren’t available, your next best option, is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
Alcohol based hand sanitizers:
These alcohol based hand sanitizers are a handy on-the-go way to help prevent the spread of germs when soap and water is not available.
Keep in mind that alcohol is an irritant, washing one’s hands too many times with sanitizers can also have an adverse effect by abrading the skin.
Of course, it is necessary to wash hands and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers in order to reduce transmission of the new virus.
At Vitiligo Treatment, besides our specially formulated products to treat Vitiligo, we offer Support, Consultations, and Vitiligo Assessments.
Your free Vitiligo Assessment, which can be found on our website, is assessed by one of our trained consultants. They will evaluate your condition, and help you choose the correct product or products for your treatment going forward.
Remember that at Vitiligo Treatment we do not sell a one product fixes all product, but we do have a range of products required to successfully treat the many different Vitiligo Conditions that do exist.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any further information pertaining to this article – Vitiligo and Hand Sanitizers – or require any additional detailed information on our products.
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