Want the cheat code to more even, and softer skin? Wash your face for 60-seconds. Yes, you read that right. No, this isn’t another gimmicky skincare article. I’ve tried it, and it works!
Washing your face longer than 15-seconds is painfully obvious. But most of us don’t, and it shows. So here’s what you can expect:
- Noticeably softer skin
- The appearance of minimized pores (this could happen immediately, or you may see it after a few days)
- Smoother skin texture
- More even, brighter complexion
- Helps with hyperpigmentation
Your Cleanser Matters — Cleanser can make or break your skincare routine. Just because it goes down the drain doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. Keep in mind, cleansers shouldn’t strip your skin, or leave it feeling dry or tight. If it does, my best advice is to find a cleanser gentle enough for your skin type but also effectively cleans. My holy grail cleansers at the moment are LaRoche-Posay’s Gentle Cleansers, suitable for any skin type. (Also sold in Duane Reade btw.)
Use Your Fingers — Be gentle, and always massage in upward circles. Gravity be hating.
The Fresh Prince Theme Song — How can you keep track of the 60-seconds? @LaBeautyologist tweeted you can sing the Fresh Prince theme song. Not only did she give us a cheat code, but we have an excuse to sing the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Be Consistent — This means cleansing your face in the morning and night. If you want to see results, it almost always comes down to consistency. Sigh, but totally worth it.
Is the 60-second cheat code going to give you perfect skin? No. But it will assist in your skins overall health, and general appearance. Give it a shot tonight. You have nothing to lose, besides another mindless 60-second scroll through Instagram and Twitter. (Don’t worry, I include myself in this drag.)