Skin Care S.O.S | The 60 Second Rule that should rule your skin care routine!
Written by Neo Sukude on 10th Mar 2020
So you know how there’s a 5-second rule for food, well, there’s a 60-second rule for skin.
Nayamka Roberts-Smith, a Beverly Hills based esthetician encourages followers to wash their faces for 6o seconds every day to allow the ingredients of your cleanser or face wash to really get to work.
The skin care guru then coined the term and hashtag “#6oSecondRule” which has left a buzz on the socials and that you too could try out to get that extra glow going!
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.
It softens the skin & dissolves sebum blockages better.
Texture & overall evenness improves. #60SecondRule https://t.co/TQk6xkopOz
— Nayamka Roberts-Smith, LE (@LaBeautyologist) November 1, 2018
So, does it really work? A few Tweeps have been reflecting on their skin journey ever since they introduced the 60 second Rule into their routine and the results have blown us away!
— ADCO DOLL (@stoneypolony) January 26, 2019
Speaking to Cosmopolitan about the new skincare rule, Roberts-Smith said;
“Makeup, dirt, and oil are a lot more difficult to remove from the skin most people realize,” Roberts-Smith further tells Cosmopolitan. “So not only do you want to give the cleanser a chance to break down and dissolve products and grime, but taking 60 seconds also makes you pay attention to your skin and what you’re doing—like remembering to cleanse around the edges of your nose, under your chin, and around your hairline.”
Now the 60 seconds may seem like a very long time to wash your face, but if you sing the chorus and first verse of Doja Cat’s “Say So” (which you can also catch playing on Yfm btw), you’ll be washed and refreshed in no time!
Lastly, lest we forget to apply the same 60 seconds energy to washing our hands! Nayamka also encourages us to wash our hands for 60 seconds, especially in the times of Miss Coco V (read: corona virus)
— Nayamka Roberts-Smith, LE (@LaBeautyologist) March 6, 2020