Shawn Mendes is a common household name these days, and he’s collaborated with stars including Khalid, Camila Cabello and Zedd, to name a few. He started out making 7 second videos on Vine (remember that old gem?), and now he’s out here performing at the Grammy’s and being nominated for a couple himself! Talk about humble beginnings.
Other than his seriously talented vocal abilities, Shawn is also known for his flawless complexion. No, seriously. Just take a look at it. It’s faultless.
Fans were curious as to how the ‘Lost In Japan’ singer maintains such perfect skin and probed him about it during a recent fan Q&A. Here’s what he had to say:
Fan: “Your skin always looks perfect, what’s your skincare routine?”
Shawn: “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!” pic.twitter.com/YF6ArJHl0t— Shawn Mendes Updates (@MendesCrewInfo) April 16, 2019
ICYMI, let's break it down for you, shall we? The 20-year-old singer/songwriter went on to say that the skincare hack that keeps his face so clear is:
- Not washing his face (and he insists that he isn't lying. Lol, ok Shawn).
Yep. That's right. Shawn thinks skincare is entirely dependent on your emotional state of being, and not anything else.
"I think skin is very based on how you’re feeling. You could rub dirt on your face and if you’re happy, you won’t break out!"
This is where we pause for effect and let those words sink in to our 10-step Korean skincare regimed skin. If this is your reaction rn, then same:
Now, we're not calling Shawn a liar or anything, but these pictures tell us a different story. Just saying, those look an awful lot like, dare we say, face masks on his skin and not "dirt". Hmmm...
A lot of his fans called foul play, and started calling out the singer. And, we have to say, their reactions are absolutely hilarious:
me: how can i get clear skin?
shawn mendes: do an hour of p90x then climb mt. everest then go on a 30 mile hikeand don’t wash ur face after :)— jess (@niallftcamz) April 17, 2019
Well, whatever it is that Shawn's been doing, there's no denying that it's working like a charm. So if meditation and rubbing dirt on the face is what it takes to have his baby-like complexion, sign me up.
In other Shawn-related news, when the star isn't busy handing out revolutionary skincare hacks to his fans, he's hyping his bestie/tour buddy, Taylor Swift in TIME magazine's latest issue. Apparently, Taylor Swift had no idea he was doing this and that makes his words even sweeter:
"[The magic of Taylor comes from] the electrifying connection that she has with the people who are there to see her. There’s an overwhelming feeling in the air. The feeling of your heart racing in your chest with excitement-so much so that by the time you get to 'Love Story', all you want to do is pick up your phone and text every person you know to say how much you love them.
The feeling is so thick, you feel like you could reach out and grab it to keep forever.
Taylor makes anyone older feel young again and anyone young feel they can do anything. It’s so rare and so special. If there is one thing I want to achieve in my career and life, it’s that."
Those were some heartfelt words that Shawn penned for Taylor and it's no surprise that the two get along great.
So much so that it's very strange that they don't already have a song together. Maybe one is in the works for when Taylor's new potential album comes out on April 26.
We can only hope.