From the old fashioned toothpaste method to slathering your face in apple cider vinegar, a number of us will try anything to combat our blemish-prone skin once and for all.
Now, it seems aesthetician Nayamka Roberts-Smith – who goes by the Twitter username LABeautyologist – might finally have the answer to our skincare woes.
The beauty junkie regularly shares tips and tricks on her YouTube channel and her latest secret to combatting spots, has since gone viral.
The ’60-second rule’ is a skincare tip she gives clients to help them get the most out of their expensive cleanser collection, as Roberts-Smith believes it takes an entire minute to really allow the ingredients to work.
According to the beauty guru, a large number of people only wash their face for 15 seconds (guilty!) and by simply upping the duration of lather time by a further 45 seconds, the cleanser will “soften the skin and dissolve sebum blockages better”.
In turn, this will supposedly improve your skin’s “texture and overall evenness”.
But does it work?
A quick skim of the #60SecondRule hashtag on Twitter brings up hopeful examples with social media users praising the “life changing” technique:
Been doing the #60SecondRule every time i wash my makeup off and omg….my skin lowkey looks bomb
— Deysi Rose Peralta (@deysidaydey) January 25, 2019
— Megan Driggers (@MeganDriggers01) January 24, 2019
— Miv🧚🏾♀️ (@mivelinep) January 24, 2019
That #60SecondRule really really works 😭 my face been looking spectacular
— Ꮇ (@shacoura_) January 23, 2019
The #60SecondRule has actually been working really well for my skin.
— JAZ (@jasmineslew) January 22, 2019
#60SecondRule has helped my skin’s texture the most!!!! plus its lowkey therapeutic to spend a minute+ just washing your face/neck/chest 🥰
— (✿ ♡ ◡ ♡) (@3MiLsA) January 22, 2019
— les (@lesliearellaano) January 21, 2019
okay this #60SecondRule !! i’ve only been doing it since yesterday morning but oh my god!!!
— ems 🥳 (@promisemebibby) January 21, 2019
Update: I have really bad hormonal acne, and it gets a lot worse the week before my period (this week) and can feel totally out of control. I actually feel like I have a handle on it this month thanks to using the #60SecondRule !! Thank youuu @LaBeautyologist 🙏🏼✨🥰
— Judy Robbins (@_judyrobbins) January 24, 2019
We don’t know about you but we’ll be setting our alarm clocks one minute earlier tomorrow to try it out for ourselves…
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