“When asked by a client whether we should swap our usual face cleanser with antibacterial gel, Dr Meder replied: “Absolutely not! COVID-19 is spread from person to person via respiratory droplets or via dirty hands so there is no need to disinfect your face.”
In fact, the harsh alcohols in products such as these will only aggravate the skin, resulting in redness, irritation and dry, flaky skin. “It could even burn the skin,” added Dr Meder. “The best way to keep your face clean after being in a public place or on public transport is with cosmetic cleansers such as gels, mousses, emulsions or creams.””

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