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.

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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.

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.

"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.

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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. 

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.

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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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