Hey everyone, welcome back to SKLifestyle, today I’m so excited because I get to talk to you about my favourite skincare tip that will change everything about your skin. This tip is widely known as the 60 Second Rule, developed by esthetician Nayamka Roberts- Smith; @LABEAUTYOLOGIST. It works for all skin types, is completely FREE & has countless benefits for your skin. All you need is your cleanser, some water & your clean fingers.
Nayamka reveals that most people wash their faces for a maximum of 15 – 20 seconds. However, when washing your face with your fingers for a total of 60 seconds (and trust me it goes fast) helps really transform the skin. She states the 60 Second Rule is the most effective skincare tip for cleansing the skin because it allows for the ingredients within the cleanser to work properly, without causing damage to the skin cells and its surface.
So how does this tip work?
This tip involves using your fingers only to clean your face. So, all brushes, sponges, wash cloths are off limits to enable your skin achieving the best results. This is because washing the face daily with these tools strips the skin of its natural Acid mantle (a thin, acidic barrier to bacteria, viruses & other contaminants that could penetrate the skin) and disrupts the skins PH balance. By using your fingers to cleanse the face the skin is warmed, circulation is encouraged, and the skin is not disrupted.
All you need is:
1. Your favorite cleanser
2. Clean fingers
1. Set your timer to 60 seconds
2. Wash your hands with soap, prior to cleansing to make sure the fingers are clean.
3. Apply the cleanser to your fingers: a dime size amount for Gel & Foam Cleansers & One pump for foam cleansers.
4. Rub the cleanser all over the face for 60 seconds, target all areas (nose, chin, jaw, cheeks, forehead etc).
5. Once the 60 seconds are up, rinse the face with lukewarm water, then pat face dry.
So why is this 60 Second Rule more effective than other cleansing tips?
Makeup, dirt and oil is a lot harder to remove from the skin than people believe it to be. By cleansing the skin for a full 60 seconds allows the cleanser to break down and dissolve the grime, excess oils, makeup or dirt left in the skin and really gets into the pores. There are countless benefits to cleansing your face for 60 seconds, I have listed a few below.
Benefits of the 60 Second Rule:
- Helps to soften the skin
- Controls breakouts
- Reduces redness
- Brightens the skin
- Dissolve sebum blockages more effectively
- Improves texture & evenness of the skin
- Fading hyperpigmentation
- Gives a natural glow to the skin… because it’s so clean!
- Your pores will get much cleaner: this works for oil, gel, foam & cream cleansers.
What if I have dry skin can I still use the 60 Second Rule?
The 60 Second Rule is applicable to ALL skin types. Many people with dry skin often believe cleansing the skin for 60 seconds will make the skin drier, flakier and more irritated. However, the 60 seconds of cleansing are not the cause for drier effects on the skin, it is the cleanser itself that is being used. Nyamka suggests if you’re experiencing these effects to switch up your cleanser for something less harsh on the skin instead of reducing the time spent cleansing.
My brother has dry skin and has recently been using this tip for cleansing and his skin went from dull and flaky to soft, glowing and crystal clear. This is one of my favourite tips for skincare and has left my skin gleaming the way you see it in the picture above.
To find out more about Nayamka’s tips search @The Golden rxinto Youtube. You can also find Nayamka on Instagram & Twitter using the tag @LABeautyologist. Lastly if you’re in the LA area book in a skincare appointment with her through her website: LABeautyologist.com. Great skin is always in, I hope you enjoyed reading this post, see you in the next one!