Having a clean VR headset is important because you don’t want bacteria forming on the device if you didn’t wipe it off the last time you played. It only takes a few seconds for a wipe-down, and if you make it part of your routine after playing, you won’t even notice it. This is especially important if you share your headset with another person, as you’ll be exposing somebody to all sorts of bacteria if you’re not cleaning it regularly.
Many headsets have removable parts that you can take off for easy cleaning. Parts like the nose guard and light blocker will simply pop off on most headsets, allowing you to give a quick clean. For the most part, you’ll want to give the parts of the headset that come into contact with your face the most attention, as that’s where most of the bacteria will be coming from. While you might be able to get away with hardly ever cleaning the headset, it’s something you really don’t want to neglect — especially if you’re sharing it — because nobody wants to put a filthy object on their face. Wiping off the lens after using it should be the bare minimum, but try and make time to clean the other parts as well.