Shawn Mendes Gets Backlash For Saying He Doesn't Wash His Face — What Do Dermatologists Say?

Shawn Mendes Gets Backlash For Saying He Doesn't Wash His Face — What Do Dermatologists Say?
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A fan asked singer Shawn Mendes what his skin care routine is and how he keeps his complexion looking flawless. His answer that he doesn't wash his face has left some fans stumped, and even questioning his advice. Memes have flooded the Internet as people continue to poke fun at the singer and his beauty routine.

Here is how Shawn Mendes answered a fan who asked what his skincare routine was.

"I’m not lying when I tell you guys that I don’t wash my face! I meditate a lot. I think skin is very based on how you’re feeling. You could rub dirt on your face & if you’re happy, you won’t break out!

Shawn Mendes didn't specify if he splashes water on his face or uses water to wash his face in the shower. Since making the now-viral comments, fans have shared photos of Shawn Mendes wearing a face mask and pointed out that he has said he does use regular face masks.

The main topic of discussion surrounding Mendes' remarks is whether or not it is healthy to only wash your face with water.

Dermatologists have discussed this and depending upon a person's skin condition and type, sometimes only washing with water is the best method.

People who have very oily skin may find that they need a skin care cleanser that removes oil and debris to keep the skin healthy. Other people who have skin conditions or dry skin might find those cleansers are too harsh for the skin.

It is always best to see a dermatologist to determine the best skin care routine for your individual needs.

Several years ago, Shawn Mendes spoke publicly about having acne and explained that he used to use a lot of products on his skin but then stopped.

"To be honest, I used to use a lot of products and pimple things on my skin. But I feel the more you stare at [pimples] in the mirror, it's not going to go away. My skin is clear when I haven't thought about it and the second I start thinking about it, I'll break out right there! It's so emotion-based.'"

You may see Shawn Mendes answer the fan's question about his skin-care routine and how he takes care of his skin in the video player below.

What do you think of Shawn Mendes' skincare routine? Are you surprised to hear him say he doesn't wash his face?

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