Uses For Hand Sanitizer That You've Never Thought Of

In the post-COVID-19 world, more and more people are using hand sanitizer to keep themselves safe from unwanted germs. While the new habit may turn some of us into professional germaphobes, you may be interested in knowing that there are multiple ways to utilize hand sanitizer. 


Not only can you use the potent liquid to clean and disinfect other objects, but you can also use it on your cellphone screen, which, as reported by Time, is ten times dirtier than your toilet. You may also not be surprised to learn that your hand is the top perpetrator for spreading the germs. If you take a cloth and just a tiny bit of the liquid, you can gently rub your screen clean. It will also help remove any smudges away, too. While you are out and about, do not be afraid to use hand sanitizer to clean any carriage handles or keypads you may need to use.

Did you know hand sanitizer can get rid of stains?

Even though we are inside most of the time now, it does not mean we still do not make a mess of ourselves throughout the day. Hand sanitizer actually makes a great stain remover, but is rarely used like one. Pure Wow researched and found out that, since the main ingredient is alcohol, hand sanitizers can be used to remove any stain that normal rubbing alcohol would. 


Hand sanitizer can take away grease, grass stains, and even lipstick. But, like most products, it will be most effective if you tend to your stain as quickly as possible. If you are worried about a particular fabric, do not fret. Hand sanitizer works safely on most clothing items. It is important to note that you should not use it on silk or wool, however, especially if you are partial to those clothing items. Before diving straight into an unwanted stain, always do a spot test first.

Hand sanitizer is the new beauty tool

Few probably knew that you can also use hand sanitizer in your beauty regime, but Reader's Digest swears by it. The sanitizer's alcohol base can help anyone struggling with acne clear up their face as fast as you can say "Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo." While the product is no Fairy Godmother, it will do an excellent job of sorting out your facial issues. All you have to do is dab a tiny amount on the bump, and the alcohol will dry it out. 


Everyone's favorite product can also be used as dry shampoo or hair gel to catch those flyaways. To keep your hair standing at attention, all you need to do is rub a little sanitizer on your hand and smooth it into your unruly hair. Presto change-o, you now look like a million bucks! If you happen to be in a bit more of a pinch, just massage the makeshift gel into your roots for a fresher look until you can get your hands on some shampoo. The outlet also reported that users can even clean your hair tools with the substance. Move over, expensive hair care products — hand sanitizer has this situation covered.