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Washing your hands with dishwashing detergent is it bad?


The answer to this question seems to be quite logical. After all, if dishwashing detergent could normally be used to sanitize the human body, we wouldn't even need soap, because we would use detergent even for bathing every day.

However, the fact is that the dishwashing detergent ends up cleaning the hands. The problem is that detergents, like ordinary alcohol and other household cleaning products, are not produced for this purpose, as they can cause skin cracks, facilitating colonization by viruses and bacteria. This is because the product, besides removing all bacteria in the hands, also removes the natural oils of the skin, leaving it dehydrated and even dry.


Washing hands with detergent is a common habit of people.

Of course, when washing dishes without gloves, one's hands end up in direct contact with the detergent. This will not cause major problems other than a greater loss of fat from the skin of the hand, especially when there is also contact with hot water.

But who never needed to wash their hands while in the kitchen and used the dishwashing detergent for this purpose? Virtually everyone has done it. If we do not have gel or soap alcohol, we may use detergent in one or the other situation, but they are not the best ones. Therefore, it is good to avoid frequent use of the product for hand hygiene.

Dermatologists also warn that people who have very dry skin on their hands or who have eczema (inflammation of the skin that causes symptoms such as itching, swelling and redness) should avoid contact with common dishwashing detergents as they may leave even drier skin and aggravate the symptoms of eczema.