'Science Guy' Bill Nye shares his secret to flawless skin

Bioré strips? Pray tell, what's your secret?

Bioré strips? Pray tell, what's your secret?

Bill Nye the Science Guy ("Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill") may not be known for his looks, but we – and every other '90s kid – know to listen to his advice whenever he puts it out there.

The guy has an amazingly poreless and smooth complexion for someone edging 60, prompting Fashionista to get the scoop on his beauty routine. And a lot of what he has to say is refreshingly real: "That cosmetic products are sold at an extraordinary markup does not surprise me at all."

Apparently, Bill used to work in a shipyard back in the day and his friend's girlfriend who worked at Mary Kay introduced him to the science of skincare. His go-to product? Eye cream. 

"She sold me on eye cream, or eye ointment, or whatever that is. And I just got in the habit," he told the site. "Anecdotally, just looking at my friends and guys I went to high school with, my skin looks good, and I think it's 'cause I put stuff on my eyes twice every day, once in the morning, once at night."

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Given that men aren't usually asked these things, it's cool that he delivered such a detailed and informative response.  He revealed that he and his grandmother are big fans of Pond's and that he uses the Art of Shaving face cream every day – despite once having a beard. "I did attract a different style of woman for a while. A beard-loving woman." 

He's also energy efficient when it comes to heat styling products and advocates for air-drying over using your blow-dryer. "A conventional hairdryer uses about 1,500 watts. That's over a horsepower," he explains. "So an Olympic cyclist, a guy or a gal at the top of his game, cannot, at 100% efficiency, pedal hard enough to drive your hairdryer. If you want to save energy, if you want to do something for the environment, think about that." 

Can't get enough? After you read the interview, enjoy this truly must-watch sketch from that time he appeared on Inside Amy Schumer opposite Abbi and Ilana, explaining how the universe only exists to send "cosmic guidance" to privileged white women in their 20s. Ah, science is indeed awesome.