Get the inside scoop on pharmacist recommendations from head to toe!



Want to hear something totally gross? Mobile phones typically carry 10 times more bacteria than toilet seats. Ew….

So, we all know that good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses. There are lots of reasons to up your game in terms of hand washing.

Maybe you have an infant or small children, maybe you or someone you care for is immunocompromised or vulnerable to illness, or maybe you work with the public all day like, oh I don’t know…Pharmacists.

I’ll let you in on a little secret: This is the superhero of handwashing.

Hibiclens is an over-the counter, hospital-strength antiseptic skin cleanser. It kills germs on contact and – check this out – bonds with the skin to continue killing germs that live on the skin after washing. Amazingly, it’s still gentle enough on the skin for routine hand washing, even for children or those with sensitive skin.

The active ingredient is 4% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), an antiseptic agent that decreases microbial flora on the skin and lowers infection risk. Hibiclens helps prevent skin infections, but it doesn't treat existing skin infections. It should not be used to wash your face or other sensitive areas of your body.

Now you know the Skinney on Hibiclens – the Superhero of Handwashing!



“Bonking” is slang for exercise-induced hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. It occurs when muscles become depleted of glycogen, the carb energy your body uses as fuel.


The best way to avoid hypoglycemia or “bonking” is to fuel your body before and during any high-intensity activity – and yes, chasing a toddler around the living room counts, moms & dads.


There are TONS of energy drinks, bars, chews, and gels on the market, but there’s one we carry that has some advantages.


Honey Stingers Energy Waffles kind of look like little honeycombs, and their source of fuel is – you guessed it – honey! Due to its high carbohydrate content, honey is an excellent energy source. The energy is released immediately – about 15 minutes from mouth to muscle – and is absorbed at a steady rate, which delays muscle fatigue.


We also like Honey Stingers because they are organic, non-GMO, and dairy-free. They’re pretty darn tasty, too!


Find Honey Stinger Energy Waffles at your local Kinney Drugs!

Dry, cracked skin on your feet is no joke. It can be pretty painful – especially on the heels.


PSA: Dry skin can be a sign of a more significant health issue, such as diabetes or loss of nerve function. If you suspect an underlying medical condition, talk to your Kinney Pharmacist or health care provider.


You may not know that there are specialized products just for your tootsies. One of our faves is Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair.


Its three active ingredients work on three levels – exfoliating, softening, and moisturizing.


​​​​​​​Salicylic acid is a keratolytic, meaning it softens keratin, a protein that forms a major part of the outer skin structure. This helps to loosen dry, scaly, “lizardy” skin, making it easier to remove.


​​​​​​​Next, we have urea. And yes, urea is a component mammal urine, but don’t freak out! In commercial products, urea is made in a lab. It’s an excellent moisturizer and exfoliant.


​​​​​​​Last, we have good ole soft white petroleum – better known by the brand name Vaseline. It sits on top of the skin like a greenhouse, insulating the skin so that it doesn't lose heat and therefore moisture.


​​​​​​​Kerasal is approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. And that’s the Skinney on dry feet and Kerasal.



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