The importance of carrying antiseptic and antibacterial wet wipes around with us in Singapore has become even more apparent in recent years, so much so that they are now considered necessities in our day-to-day life.
Apart from sanitising our hands, these wet wipes have many other benefits too.
Here are some reasons why everyone should carry a pack of antiseptic wipes with them.
1. As effective as hand sanitisers
You may be wondering if antiseptic wipes are as effective as hand sanitisers since they are alcohol-free, and the answer is yes. Most antiseptic wipes are alcohol-free but contain a blend of antiseptic agents that are effective in killing harmful germs while being suitable for use on hands.
2. Less drying on the hands
It is recommended to use antiseptic wipes before and after a meal, so it is only natural to worry that they may dry out our hands just based on the number of times we use them on a daily basis.
Thankfully, antiseptic wipes are free from alcohol, which can disrupt the protective layer of oils on your skin, so that there is no need to fret as they are formulated to be gentle on skin. They are also oftentimes added with skin moisturisers such as Vitamin E and glycerin.
3. Can be used on insect bites
This probably did not occur to you but antiseptic wipes can be used on insect bites too. They help to cleanse the wound and slow down the growth of harmful microorganisms, which in turn, prevents the bites from getting infected. It also has a cooling effect that will soothe inflamed mosquito bites.
4. Great for when soap and water are not readily available
Using soap and water is the most effective way to clean our hands but they may not always be readily available, especially in outdoor settings such as while on a hike. Your next best option is to use antiseptic wipes to remove both dirt on your hands and sanitise them simultaneously.
Other than cleaning our hands, another reason to bring antiseptic wipes out with you is that they are relatively lightweight, which allows them to fit easily into your bag to accompany you on your adventures. It’s more safe and convenient too since it will not spill over inside your bag.
5. Perfect for use after contact with high touchpoints
An average person carries around 3200 different germs that belong to more than 150 species on their hands, according to Pfizer – which usually come from touching surfaces and areas that have been in contact with thousands of other hands.
The amount of times you come into contact with these high touchpoints such as door knobs, buttons and hand rails becomes uncountable. Thus, using antiseptic wipes is a great way to sanitise both your hands and areas of the body that have come into contact with these touchpoints, since they help to instantly eliminate germs even if you are not able to wash your hands with soap and water immediately after.
They will also come in handy when dining out at restaurants because the menu is a breeding ground for germs. In fact, there are about 185,000 microbes per square centimeter lurking on it! Thus, ensure you make use of them after touching the menu if they are provided at restaurants to remove germs and bacteria and to also reduce the risk of food contamination especially when indulging on finger food.
If you are thinking of getting antiseptic wipes in Singapore, the Zappy Ultimate Antiseptic Wipes that is alcohol-free and kills 99.99% of harmful germs is a great option. Its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties were tested by certified laboratories. The formulation also contains Vitamin E and is proven to be safe and gentle on skin. Wipes are generally easier to use because they have a rinse-free formula to make sanitisation quick and fuss-free. It gently removes dirt, grimes and germs on your hands and skin without leaving any sticky residue behind.
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