20 genius uses for hand sanitizer you’ll wish you knew before


This gel can come in handy during cold and flu season and in extremely germy situations like hospitals, medical clinics, and doctors offices. And while dermatologists recommend you don’t overuse it on your hands—it can really dry them out—there are plenty of other uses that you may never have thought of: Keeping hand sanitizer around the house is a great idea, germs or no germs. Check out the 10 other things dermatologists really don’t like putting on their hands.

Silver polish

Hand sanitizer cuts right through tarnish on silver, according to Taste of Home. “Squirt a few drops on a soft cloth and rub away the tarnish,” they advise. Here are 20 genius uses for cornstarch.

Clean your eyeglasses 

You could spend close to $20 to buy special herb-infused “eyeglass cleaner” fluid. But if you have hand sanitizer lying in your reach, use that instead—it helps eliminate fingerprintsand even hairspray from your eyeglasses.

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