Summer is here, and with it comes vacations. Whether you’re planning a wholesome family vacation or a Sex and the City–style girls’ getaway, you’re sure to return with dozens (if not hundreds) of vacation photos. Making smart skin care decisions, choosing your makeup wisely and practicing your poses in the mirror will help ensure that you look your best in all of your pictures.
Vacation Photo Makeup Tip: Be Wary of Matte Foundations
Matte or flat makeup foundations are designed to reduce oil production and minimize shine. But they can actually control oil too well and end up making your face look flat, pale and overly bright in photos—particularly if you’re using a flash or taking pictures in low light. Instead, use a skin care product with an oil mattifier followed by makeup that highlights your skin’s natural glow. While nobody wants their skin to look shiny in photos, having it look unnaturally flat is just as unflattering. If you’re unsure if your matte makeup foundation has this effect, try it out in a sample photo before your vacation.
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Vacation Photo Skin Care Tip: Perfect Your Complexion Before You Go
Trying to fade age spots or clear acne breakouts? Whatever your skin care concern is, begin a skin care regimen to address it at least a month prior to your trip. Whether you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or clear up blemishes and breakouts, allow at least a month for your skin to adjust to your new skin care regimen before you break out the camera. That’s particularly important if you have acne-prone skin and are trying to clear up breakouts and blemishes. When you use most acne treatment products and regimens for the first time, your skin goes through a brief “purging” period, during which it gets rid of the toxins and oil beneath the skin. Since this causes the skin to break out before it clears up, you’ll definitely want to get through this purging phase before you start taking tons of vacation photos!
Vacation Photo Tip: Practice Your Angles
Even the most beautiful models in the world have “better” angles for their face. Not knowing your best angles can give you a double chin or make your nose look bigger. On the flip side, the right angle can highlight your bone structure or make your eyes seem bigger. To get to know your best angles, practice in a mirror or take a series of sample shots. Once you determine which angles are the most flattering for your face, you can replicate that in all of your vacation photos. It’s better to learn your best and worst angles before you take a lot of photos rather than after!
Vacation memories last forever. With the right makeup, good skin care habits and a little practice, you’ll be just as happy with your vacation photos as you were with the trip itself!