Tuesday, April 12, 2011

the 15 minute principle

there are some things in the beauty world which hit you with their simplicity - the 15 minute principle is one of these. i mentioned it in my latest acne series, part 3: how i got rid of my acne.

basically all you have to do is wait 15 minutes between cleansing/toning, treating and moisturizing. 

the logic behind this is that it gives your face time to heal over and adjust before applying another product. that way your skin is less likely to get aggravated and inflamed, especially if you have open wounds, and you are more likely to put the product on in a more relaxed way. it's perfect for people with acne, or breakouts.

some people might find this a little tricky to fit into their morning routine - some people take 5 minutes usually to get up and out the door, so this might not be for you. but for other like me who take about an hour to get ready, this is no big deal... it just means setting the timer for 15 once you've cleansed+toned, then another 15 minutes after you treat, and then you can dab on some moisturizer.

now i've got rid of my acne :) all i do is cleanse/tone and then wait 15 minutes before applying my moisturiser. it seems a little bizarre to wait, but my skin is so good, that it's got to be worth doing, right?! plus it's FREE :)


Manjusha said...

Hi!!! Nice post. I really appreciate the concept of 15 minutes waiting time between cleansing, toning and moisturizing. This is true we tend to do all the things in a hurry which do not give the required effect, I’ll keep this in mind…. Thanks a ton

Beth said...

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laaenqo. said...

I love your Honey Almond scrub and this 15 minutes principle as well. My skin cleared up sooo much :D So, I guess I have to thank you <3
Do you know anything natural treatment for scars or redness?
BTW, I'm mixing the rosewater-acv-toner at the moment :DD

Bethany Hamilton said...

I love your blog and "the 15 minute principle" is one of the best advices I have been giving in a looooong time. I added your blog to my follow list - can't wait for more tips!