With the Coronavirus spread, a lot of us have been forced to rethink our lifestyle choices. Practising social distancing, updating our diets to boost immunity and maintaining proper hygiene standards - all of these have become essential to keep us safe and infection-free. One of our daily habits that have taken a significant upgrade is our beauty routine.
There is so much you can do to completely virus-proof your beauty routine, so let’s start with the face. Simply washing it is no longer going to cut it. Here is the best way to cleanse your face and keep all of those nasty germs at bay!
- Use a face wash with germ-fighting technology
- Keep cleansing/disinfectant wipes handy
- Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face
- Make sure to exfoliate at least once a week
- Follow your face wash with toner for added cleansing and hydration
- Make sure to clean your makeup brushes once a week
Use a face wash with germ-fighting technology
It is crucial to deep clean your face with every wash in order to keep germs at bay. Use a cleanser with germ-fighting technology, like the Ponds Pure White Anti-Pollution and Purity Face Wash. The unique combination of thymol and terpineol in this product makes it highly antimicrobial and washes off impurities right away. It is also made of activated charcoal that gives your skin a thorough cleanse without drying it out.
Keep cleansing/disinfectant wipes handy
It might not be enough to just wash your face twice a day. You will have to wipe it a couple of times during the day, especially if you step out of the door or sit near an open window. Use moisturising wipes like the Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes. They rid your face of surface pollutants and hydrate it at the same time. Disinfectant wipes can keep you from overwashing your face and stripping it of its moisture and oils.
Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face
Fun fact: On average, a person touches their face more than 2000 times a day. That is why hand hygiene become such an important element in keeping infection away. Wash your hands frequently with the Lifebuoy Total 10 Activ Naturol Germ Protection Handwash. It has a strong formula and lathers up good to give you a thorough cleanse.
Make sure to exfoliate at least once a week
Scrubbing your face once a week helps get rid of dead skin and reveal a fresh complexion. Use the St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub to give your face a nice rub down. The lemon works as an effective detoxifying agent and the citrus in mandarin orange helps with skin healing and regeneration.
Follow your face wash with toner for added cleansing and hydration
Follow up your face wash with a toner or astringent for added cleansing and hydration. Reduce the chances of skin-deep germ infection with the Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner. A toner packed with active ingredients gently exfoliates your and kills any surface bacteria that might have collected on your face. It also works as an oil-control which will keep grease away and reduces the chances of bacteria growth.
Make sure to clean your makeup brushes once a week
What good will a squeaky clean face bring if you treat it with dirty makeup? Make sure you clean your makeup brushes at least once a week, especially if they are all stored together. You can also virus-proof your entire beauty routine with these simple steps.
Written by Sumona Bose on Apr 17, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!