If you’ve got oily skin then this latest beauty hack will be the best news you’ve heard today. In fact, it’ll probably be the best news you’ve heard in a long time.
There is a new 60 second rule circulating the internet that promises to make your skin look and feel clearer than ever and for once, you won’t have to spend a fortune on it – in fact, you won’t have to spend any money at all.
The clever rule has been praised by people around the world and is simply a case of rejigging your current skincare routine – you can use any cleansing foam or face wash for it and still end up with great results. So here’s how it works…
Step one: Wash your face for 60 seconds
Realistically, most of us only spend about ten seconds washing our face either in the shower or at a sink every morning and evening. However, if you really want to unblock your pores and get clear skin, you need to make sure you spend a significant amount of time (one full minute, as the hack suggests) to get into problem areas such as around the nose and jaw line. Then gently wash off your chosen cleanser without scrubbing.
Step two: Don’t rush into moisturising
The usual step after cleansing is to moisturise. Those with dry skin usually do this straight away. But if you’ve got oily skin, you should hold off for an hour or two, according to the ’60 second rule.’ This is because after cleansing, oily skin produces a little sebum to compensate. So after a 60-minute (minimum) wait, take a cotton pad and smooth toner over your skin where oil causes shine. This will then remove the excess oil and help close your pores, preparing your skin for an oil-free hydrating moisturiser to be applied.
At night, if you struggle to leave an hour between cleansing and moisturising your skin the rule suggests you follow step one as per usual by cleansing thoroughly as soon as possible, and then you can apply something restful and easy, such as an oil-free gel sleep mask before going to bed.