Published Saturday Nov 28, 2020
Contours Rx Advanced Hand Sanitizer
Sometime in February of this year, my friend remarked on Facebook that her local store was out of toilet paper, rice, and beans. She lives in San Francisco. Far away in Indiana, I thought to myself, that will be me in a month or so. I could see on the news that Coronavirus had arrived in California, and people were stocking up on essentials. That was my cue to get to the store and stock up for my family. When the mad rush finally reached my small town, I was glad I had seen her post.
Now, eight months later, toilet paper, rice, and beans are back in stock. Hand sanitizer, however, is still a precious commodity. Little by little, companies are producing this vital staple. I am grateful to these companies who have branched out to help provide something we all desperately need.
My teenage daughter, who was already an ardent hand-washer, has become obsessed with hand sanitizer. She wears a little bottle around her neck and goes through a bottle every few days. I have become concerned that her hands are getting extremely dry due to the constant exposure to alcohol. Especially as winter approaches and the air gets drier, I feel that this will become an issue. And for my aging hands, traditional hand sanitizers can be particularly harsh. The acid can dehydrate skin cells and sometimes lead to contact dermatitis.