The 60-second rule for washing your face is the amazing hack for glowing skin we've been waiting for
Gather around ladies, there's a new skin hack on the Twitter streets, It's asthetician approved and a number of women are raving about it.
In the real world of hormonal imbalances, pre-menstrual symptoms, environmental pollutants, and sensitive skin, acne is a constant struggle for many of us.
Even the highest paid model in the world Kendall Jenner is grappling with acne, alongside Hailey Baldwin among other stars.
According to Fourways Aesthetic Centre, 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 suffer from acne, with adult-onset acne particularly on the increase.
LA-based aesthetician, 28-year-old Nayamka Roberts-Smith affectionately known as Nai, shared a skin secret she calls ' the 60-second rule' that numerous women are praising.
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Hi, I’m Nai your friendly neighborhood esthetician! Today I’m 28 years old.?? But it feels like I’m celebrating so much more. One year ago, I dug deep, bet on myself, and began traveling as an esthetician. 2018 was a crazy ride with so many highs, and too many lows. I’ve done hella this year that I’m so proud of: A Beverly Hills location, 6 successful Spa Pop-Ups, 4 cities, A 3.5 million view Youtube video, #NoScrubs, #60SecondRule, plus overcoming my personal battles with anxiety & depression. I’m absolutely mind blown right now that I’ve typed it all out. I’ve beat myself up a lottttttttt about my weight gain during this process, but you know what? All great journeys require sacrifice. So I’m going to take this Miami Art Basel vacation to reflect, recharge, and set myself up for a 2019 beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. ??
The regimen requires you to wash your face for exactly one minute. If you are thinking, "what could that possibly do?"
Nai says it will soften your skin, improve texture, complexion and rid you of acne caused by blocked sebum glands, in a Twitter post that has since gone viral.
"Cleansing your face (with your fingers) for 60 seconds allows the ingredients in the cleanser to actually work. Most [people] wash their face for like 15 seconds max," she wrote.
Cleansing your face (with your fingers) for 60 seconds allows the ingredients in the cleanser to actually work. Most ppl wash their face for like 15 seconds max.— Esthetician/Skin Specialist (@LaBeautyologist) November 1, 2018
It softens the skin & dissolves sebum blockages better.
Texture & overall evenness improves. #60SecondRule https://t.co/TQk6xkopOz
"The 60-second rule is an original skincare tip I developed to help clients get the most out of their expensive cleansers," she wrote on her Youtube video description.
Since introducing the cleansing method to her 55.2K Twitter followers, Nai has had an overwhelming number of positive responses.
"I’ve been washing my face for 60 seconds for some days now and my acne is clearing up pretty nicely. Thank you," wrote one follower.
Another Twitter user wrote: "I’ve tried your #60SecondRule the last couple days. I can already tell my pores look smaller. Thank you so much."
The trend has picked up relatively quickly and people are already sharing their transformation pictures online.
No make up on just my skin! Girls honestly I’m shook since I did the #60secondrule . My skin has completely changed, say bye to achne,blemishes,spots, dirt... you name it. Just press the link in my bio & Watch my 7 day transformation video on YouTube. Nowadays my skin is as … pic.twitter.com/JqnsBONp0C— Trish Chanda (@itstrishchanda) February 13, 2019
WASH YO FACE FOR A FULL 60 SECONDS!!— LT (@laurentwelmeyer) February 5, 2019
the first 2 pics are gross and painful to post but they’re from a year ago and the last 2 are now. we’re getting clear skin all 2019 and if this isn’t enough proof that it works follow @LaBeautyologist #60SecondRule pic.twitter.com/K9rsheFXlm
However some people have reported purging, a worsening of your skin condition brought on by a change in your skin regimen.
"Purging is normal but should slow down after a while. Otherwise switch cleansers," she wrote on Twitter.
This usually lasts three to four weeks according to the skin guru.
@LaBeautyologist hello!!! i’ve been doing the 60 sec cleanse for about 3 weeks now and my skin is still purging ): my pores have visibly reduced and my skin is def tighter/brighter so i’m super thankful but when will the pimples/whiteheads stop ??????— Sara Nguyen (@SaraNgu02070566) February 12, 2019
Before you get on the bandwagon, here are some useful tips from Nai:
- Don't use body wash on your face
- If your skin is becoming dry because of the 1 minute wash, try an extra gentle cream
- Don't use electric brushes, they can easily irritate glands and follicles leading to texture issues
- Don't use hot water on your face, lukewarm works better
- No scrubs. No rubbing hard stuff on your precious faces to scrape off dead cells
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