Is anti-bacterial gel bad for skin?
HanD sanitiser is a handbag essential, especially when you’re doing Christmas shopping during cold and flu season.
But can using too much be bad for our skin?
‘You should use enough sanitiser so your hands get completely wet and take about 15 to 20 seconds to dry,’ says beauty expert leighton Denny. ‘But this rapid evaporation can be bothersome, especially if you have dry, problem skin.’
leighton Denny safe Hands antibacterial Gel (left, £10, ld-boutique.
com) is blended with five essential oils to combat dehydration. For extra-dry skin, follow with a moisturiser, such as sebamed intensive Hand Cream (£5.29, sebamed.
co.uk), which contains avocado oil.