Glossary Terms


Glossary Live Glossary Term Antiseptic
Glossary Live Glossary Term Antiseptic

ANTISEPTIC [an-tuh-sep-tik]

What it is: A chemical that slows or stops the growth of micro-organisms on the surface of the skin. Found in hand sanitizer products and first-aid kits. (Garlic is a natural antiseptic.)
How to use it: Used to kill microorganisms on the skin before a service, or in the case of trauma or damage to the skin.
How to apply it: Antiseptic comes in many forms such as wipes, gel, liquids, creams and sprays, often applied to the hands or affected area.
How to store it: As per manufacturer’s instructions.


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