When it comes to using face packs, creams, moisturisers and even serums, we either make sure to leave it on for a certain amount of time or gently massage it into the skin for a minute or so. We do this ‘coz we know that it allows the active ingredients in the product to seep into the superficial layer of the skin for it to work its magic. While this is great, have you ever given so much thought or time to your cleanser?
Chances are, most of you guys reading this, simply wash away your cleanser just as fast as you put it on *if you haven’t been wearing makeup, of course,* but the truth is that this is doing nothing for your skin.
Your cleansers are also enriched with active ingredients that take time to work its magic — here’s where the #60SecondsRule comes in. This new face cleansing trend has taken over social media, with many showing off visible results, after just 7 days of following this routine. Whether you are using special cleansers to treat a specific skin issue or if it’s just to get the gunk off your face, keep on reading to know more about this cleansing rule and how it can leave you with gorgeous, radiant skin.
The 60-second rule is a no brainer. Massaging the cleanser on the skin for at least 60 seconds allows the ingredients in the cleanser to actually work, remove stubborn dirt and bacteria and even eliminate excess sebum that could cause pore blockage. These nasties are way tougher to remove and will require at least a minute of scrubbing to get rid of them.
Cleansing your face for about 60 seconds gives the product well enough time to break down, dissolve the grime, making it easier to wash it off.
Intrigued? Good! According to many beauty experts, it’s not only the cleanser that counts but your cleansing routine as well. If you are down to follow this rule, you need to follow the 60-second rule both in the morning when you wake up and before going to bed.
Unlike the 10 steps Korean skincare routine, the 60-second rule is not at all confusing. All you need to do is gently massage the cleanser on your face keeping in mind the corners of the nose, chin, neck and hairline — these spots are usually missed during the cleansing routine which can lead to the buildup of dirt, resulting in breakouts. It’s important to also be gentle while cleansing the eye area as this is the most delicate part of the skin.
If you are using the double cleansing method, we suggest splitting the 60seconds between the two or 60 seconds for each, depending on the amount of time you to spare and the products.
Once you’re done, you can proceed with your moisturisers and serums.
Don’t believe us? Try it yourself and check out the results after 2 weeks.
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