Is anti-bac­te­rial gel bad for skin?

Scottish Daily Mail - - Inspire -

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.

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