Great skin, great makeup products, and great makeup application helps you create great photos.
Here’s how to achieve great photos with minimum or no touch-ups using these skin care tips for photo-ready skin.
skin care tips for photo-ready skin
In general, it is so easy to just slap concealer on everything without giving it a second thought or heck just use a filter and forget about it!
Surely that was me then but now I know better, so I do better.
In fact, nowadays, I heavily rely on my skin care routine to improve how my skin looks. Thus, I mainly use makeup to define my features.
Here are a few photo-ready skin care tips to help you prep your skin for your next photo shoot.
Keep Skin Moisturized
Photo ready skin is moisturized skin.
While extra moisture may seem pointless especially if you’re an oil girl it’s actually a must.
In fact, moisturizing the skin helps the skin maintain balance.
Unbalance skin, for the most part, is extremely oily, extremely dry, or a combination of both extremes which isn’t ideal for a photo shoot.
Hence, keep your skin very moisturized especially a day before the photo shoot.
Keep Skin Hydrated
Photo ready skin is plump and glowing skin.
While you could probably hydrate your skin using a good moisturizer aimed at both moisturizing and hydrating nothing really replaces water.
Staying hydrated will not only help improve your skin it will also flush out toxins to give you that extra boost of energy needed for a fun and relaxing photo shoot.
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Keep Skin Smooth
Photo ready skin is smooth skin.
Some people have naturally smooth skin – they don’t have to do nada!
If you are not one of the lucky ones the struggle can be real.
Smooth skin generally requires less makeup, thereby minimizes the chance of the makeup “caking-up”.
In addition, the makeup blends easier and looks better on the skin. Here are a few skin smoothing tips.
Skin Smoothing Tips for Photo ready Skin
Use Exfoliating Treatment and Exfoliating Toner
One of the best ways to smooth your skin before a photo shoot is by using an exfoliating treatment and exfoliating toner two days before the photo shoot.
Exfoliating removes any dry dead skin and helps minimize enlarged pores for a smooth looking appearance.
Use Pore Tightening Clay Mask
While exfoliating helps minimize your pores it’s just the first step.
Using a pore tightening clay mask helps unclog your pores and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Use A Pore Minimizer Serum Or Cream
A great serum really pulls everything together.
Vitamin C serums are great pore minimizers – they really help reduce the appearance of pores, corrects uneven skin tone, and most importantly reduce excess sebum production.
Your Lips Matter Too
Adding a matte liquid lipstick to dry chapped lips is something I will never do again – they say, never say never, but I am not looking back.
Ensure you prep your lips by exfoliating them with a sugar scrub followed by your favorite lip balm to seal in moisture.
Overall, these are my photo-ready skin care tips on how to prep the skin for a photo shoot.
What are your favorite skincare products or current photo ready skin care routine?