CLEAN: The Easiest Way to Keep Your Face Looking Clear and Healthy

Posted by Sandra Scott on

It’s an essential for keeping your skin looking it's best.

Washing your face properly every day will give you the smoothest skin.

  • Your face will feel fresh and clean
  • Your skin will look smoother, brighter and clearer
  • Blemishes and pores will appear smaller
  • It’ll help to prevent acne and get rid of any blackheads and pimples
  • And reduces the chance of ingrown hairs too.

We want to make sure you give your face the cleanse it deserves. And for that you need a face wash that will clean away the gunk - but won't dry out your skin!
So we’ve outlined below what to look for when choosing the best face wash for your skin type.

And like most skincare, the less complicated you make it the better, so we’ve also set out the 5 simple steps to washing your face properly.


man washing face in white bathroom sink with tap running water
For men, washing your face every day day is the quickest way to fresher, clearer skin


How to get naturally clear skin 

Washing your face every day is a good habit that’s worth getting into. And consistency will get you great results!

To build that habit, every man needs a go-to face wash - one that you can use daily to clean away dirt, bacteria and excess oil, but at the same time won’t leave your skin feeling tight and dry.

But first let’s start with…


Daily face wash for men pictured in shower with grey tiles

OTIS Daily Face Wash cleans and gently exfoliates away dead skin cells to keep your face looking clear and bright - without drying out your skin


Why you need to wash your face 

Whether you have normal, dry or oily skin, washing your face daily will get rid of the dirt and oils that naturally build up on your skin.

Cleaning will also clear away dead skin cells, preventing clogged pores that can lead to breakouts and ingrown hairs. And it's the key to getting rid of blackheads.

Your face is exposed to free radicals every day which cause wrinkles and fine lines to appear, and sagging skin to develop. Washing your face prevents these free radicals from doing damage and so helps your skin to stay looking younger.

If you’re prone to acne, it’s even more important to wash your face daily to clear away the excess oil and debris, and reduce any inflammation, that contribute to acne.

And for you bearded gents, washing your beard as part of your skincare routine will keep dryness and beard dandruff at bay (as well as any unpleasant odours!) Washing your beard promotes strong, healthy growth as well.


How often should I clean my face?

In general, you should wash your face twice a day – am and pm – but if you’re doing any sweat-inducing sports you should do it after that too.

AMWashing your face first thing in the morning gets your day off to a great start. If your skin feels clean and refreshed then chances are you will too!
Even if you don't see any visible dirt on your skin when you look in the mirror, there’s a build-up of oil and dead skin cells that have accumulated throughout the night. And it’s a good idea to clean them off of your face before they have a chance to clog your pores.
It also helps to cleanse your face before you shave.
By removing dead skin cells, your razor can run more smoothly over your face.
PM – In the evening you need to remove the general grime and bacteria that we all come into contact with during the day, as well as any oil that has accumulated on your skin. So washing it again in the evening is a must.
AFTER SPORTS – Whilst sweating is great for detoxifying, the sweat sits on your skin and acts as a breeding ground for bacteria.
And the salts from sweat can be drying and irritating so you need to clear them away as soon as possible before your complexion suffers.
For more on how cleaning your face fits into your daily skincare routine see: "The BEST SKINCARE ROUTINE for MEN: why less is more".


black man washing his face at bathroom sink, stylish chrome taps
The best face cleanser for men is one that effectively removes dirt and oil - but without drying out your skin


The perfect face wash for every skin type

The best facial cleanser is one that offers a balance between removing grime and oils, but without leaving your face feeling tight and dry.

Knowing your skin type will show you what to look for to find that balance.



How to recognise: If your skin rarely show signs of excess oil, tends to feel tight and can occasionally be flaky and itchy, then chances are that you have dry skin.

Which face wash is best for dry skin? You should look for a product that will clean away all the dirt and impurities, but without robbing your skin of its natural oils. So focus on face washes that are hydrating and won’t disturb your skin’s pH level.

Our Daily Face Wash contains moisturizing Glycerin, along with soothing ingredients like Aloe Vera and Allantoin.

This double action will leave your face feeling fresh, and not flaky and tight.



How to recognise: If your skin develops an oily sheen not long after you’ve washed it and you have large, visible pores and a tendency to get blackheads then you probably have oily skin.

Which face wash is best for oily skin?  The best facial cleanser for men with oily skin is one that regulates oil production, but without drying out your face, because conversely that can make your skin even oilier.

So along with Glycerin (to keep your oily skin hydrated) our Daily Face Wash includes purifying Tea Tree Oil that helps to regulate excess oil and reduces any redness.

It also contains a natural Alpha-Hydroxy Acid, (Lactic Acid). This gentle chemical exfoliant clears away dead skin cells, helps to unclog pores and eliminate blackheads.



How to recognise: Your skin tends to become quite red and irritated during the day, and this becomes even worse after shaving.

Best face wash for sensitive skin: You need a face wash that will soothe away redness and is made with gentle ingredients that won’t irritate your face. 

The natural soothing ingredients in our Daily Face Wash like Aloe Vera and Allantoin will work to calm your skin, and Glycerin will hydrate to make sure that your skin is not stripped of its natural moisture.

If you'd like more advice on taking care of sensitive skin, check out : "A Skincare Routine to Calm your Sensitive Skin".



How to recognise:  If your skin regularly suffers from break outs and blackheads, then you know that you have a tendency to develop acne.

Which face wash is good for acne? Firstly, using a good face wash is vital to clear away the excess sebum and dead skin cells which cause acne.

You need one which is gentle enough to use twice a day but will also effectively remove the gunk without making the situation worse.

Look for facial cleansers which have been specifically developed for acne-prone skin. Ones containing salicylic acid can be very effective.

However, if you find that these are too harsh then try our Daily Face Wash which is a gentler (but equally effective) option.

Anti-bacterial Tea Tree Oil in our Daily Face Wash keeps oily skin under control; while Lactic Acid, (more gentle than Salicylic Acid) exfoliates away dead skin cells and stops them from blocking pores and causing acne. 

In fact our Daily Face Wash fights acne on three fronts:

  1. It regulates excess oil production
  2. It dissolves away the dead skin cells
  3. And it keeps your pores free of bacteria


The Best Men's Face Wash 

OTIS Daily Face Wash has been specially designed for a man's skin - and its suitable for all skin types.

Because it gently exfoliates away dead skin cells as well, it keeps your face looking clear and bright - without drying out your skin.

Clearer, healthier skin in one easy step.


The Exfoliating Face Wash Every Man Needs



It exfoliates too 

As well as keeping your face clean, our non-drying Daily Face Wash gently exfoliates and re-energizes your skin – all in 60 seconds.

This double-action of cleaning and exfoliating instantly reveals brighter, smoother skin.

What Daily Face Wash delivers

  • Your skin looks smoother, clearer and brighter
  • Your face feels fresh and clean – with no dryness or tightness
  • Blemishes and pores appear smaller
  • It helps to prevent acne and get rid of blackheads and pimples
  • And reduces the chance of ingrown hairs
  • With no need to use a rough facial scrub that can damage your skin

And using Daily Face Wash allows for better absorption of your moisturizer, keeping your skin well hydrated.


Why it's so special

  • Formulated with Lactic Acid (a mild AHA) to gently exfoliate and brighten even the most sensitive skin
  • Hydrating Glycerin and soothing Aloe Vera protect your skin’s delicate balance of moisture so there’s no tight, dry feeling.
  • It does a really thorough job of washing away dirt and oil. 
  • Stimulates cell renewal, removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores 
  • Great for eliminating blackheads and preventing ingrown hairs.

It’s one daily step to a smooth, clear complexion and younger-looking skin.

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin.

Good to know: Cruelty free. We never test on animals.
All of our products have undergone and passed the rigorous European Cosmetic Regulations. 

Size: 100ml/3.38 fl. oz.

Daily Face Wash is part of our high-performance skincare routine for men 


And a little goes a very long way!

You only need to use an amount the size of a nickel. So one tube will last you four months if you use it twice a day.

man squeezing correct small amount of Otis Skincare Daily Face Wash onto his fingertips before application

You only need a small amount of face wash for it to be effective


How To Wash Your Face:

Now you may think that you don’t need a tutorial on how to wash your face, and it’s true the process is very simple, but following these 5 steps will make sure you're getting the job done right – without harming your skin.

So let’s get started…



Comfortably lukewarm water will open up your pores while also soothing the skin and make for an effective clean.



Squeeze a small amount onto your fingertips and then spread the product across your hands before applying to your face.

(NB: One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to use too much product).



Use gentle circular motions.

Do this for about 30 seconds, spending extra time on those areas where you tend to have a build-up of oil or sweat. This is typically in your T-zone of forehead, nose and chin. Remember to take it easy. Scrubbing with too much force will do more harm than good.

And there’s no need to use a sponge or washcloth to apply your face wash. In fact, these can harbour bacteria and irritate your skin so best to avoid them.

Just take it nice and easy, and let the cleanser do the work.


With your beard make sure that you use your fingertips to dig deep into all directions of the beard. This action will clean your skin better and will loosen any dandruff in there. It also stimulates your hair follicles, encouraging more growth.


STEP 4: RINSE with lukewarm water

Make sure that all the soap residue is gone.



To dry your face, simply pat your skin lightly with a clean, soft towel.

If you have acne, don’t rub at your skin with the towel, as this could irritate your skin.


And one final tip...

Make sure to keep a separate small towel just for your face. Don’t use the one that you use for the rest of your body.

And don’t let anyone else use it either – only you. Women know to always do this, but guys are not taught this and it’s really important.

Also, wash the towel at least once a week.

And that’s it…. You’re all done!

Just this one thing is going to make all the difference to how your face looks and feels, so it’s definitely worth getting it right.

Now you can get out there with a fresh, clear, healthy glow!


All you need to stay looking handsome. 






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