COVID-19 Hand Washing Routine

During these times, as we review our priorities as well as our responsibilities towards ourselves and others. We at, Laser Genesis, are going to help you create a barrier of well-being at home. ​

How do we take care of our hands during a pandemic? ​

First of all, it is extremely important to wash your hands thoroughly and to follow basic instructions to limit the spread of Covid-19. However, it must be noted that excessive hygiene can alter the hydro-lipidic film of the skin, which is in fact our “protective shield” against the environment, invading micro-organisms, pollution, irritants and dehydration. As a result, all these factors can cause skin dryness and certain dermatoses.

Each person has his or her own microbial identity that varies according to sex, age, lifestyle and diet. ​

Remember the hydro-lipid film of skin? This film protects your skin and forms your microbial flora. When we wash our hands, detergents significantly affect your hydro-lipid film and the protective microbial flora.

These micro-organisms must then recolonize their territory in order to rebuild our skin’s microbiome. This process of rebuilding the natural protective barrier can be done over four to six hours following the use of a cleansing and stripping product. Four hours will be necessary for the face, which has a large number of sebaceous glands. Furthermore, it can take up-to six hours for the hands, which contain very few. ​

However, sometimes, with frequent daily hand washing and the use of antibacterial products. This can cause skin imbalances and the skin can no longer recover its natural balance. This leaves a breeding ground for inflammation, atopic dermatitis, or eczema! ​

The right things to do to protect the health and beauty of our hands? ​

Firstly, it is wise to use a washing product with a “neutral pH” without sulphates and with the least amount of essential oils possible in order not to irritate skin that has already been attacked. Adequate drying of washed and then thoroughly rinsed areas will also prevent chapping. ​

It is imperative that we re-purify our hands with a lipid-rich product like our Corpa Cera + liquid balm formula, enriched with nutritious moisturizing oils containing DEFENSIL®-PLUS, a clinically tested active ingredient that soothes skin irritation and inflammation. The lipidic film of the skin will be reinforced to cope with washing your hands numerous times. ​

Laser Genesis offers you this express repair treatment that can be done at home: ​


After a thorough hand washing, use half a capful of Rock’n Rose Exfoliating Powder and add 5 pumps of Beauté Divine Cleansing Oil to the powder. ​

Mix in the palm of your hand to make a silky smooth mixture. Use this gentle exfoliating milk in circular motions over the entire surface of the hands and the wrists for 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. ​

Coat your hands with a generous layer of Corpa Cera + Liquid Balm, focussing on the nails and cuticles before putting on a pair of cotton gloves for a few hours, or even overnight. When you wake up, we promise you incredibly soft hands that have regained comfort and optimal nutrition. ​

We thank you warmly for your loyalty to Laser Genesis. In the meantime, please take good care of yourself and others. ​

Please stay home and stay safe!

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