A Winsome View

a lifestyle blog by Meaghan Clare

Great Skin makes for Great Photos, a Few tips on Skincare

Meaghan White

’Tis the season to FALL in love with my weekly daily living blog! I’ve dedicated my Friday posts all season  to giving you  helpful tips on how to feel ready for your fall shoot. Days are shorter, and you’ve got plenty on your plate already, so spare yourself all the research and read on!

Today I am sharing with you some tips on how to take care of your skin at least a week before your photo shoot. I have also linked some of my favorite skin products below.

It is only recently that I have realized  the importance of taking care of my skin on a regular basis and not just cover up my blemish with foundation. All of the products I use I buy from Ulta because I get great discounts!   

The week of your shoot, it is so important to be as gentle as possible with your skin. I would not recommend going for a facial or other skin treatments. 

  1. Stay Hydrated- Stop eating sugary foods and start drinking lots of water. Eat three balanced meals a day and take a good multivitamin. It's incredible how eating balanced meals can really change your complexion.

  2. Overnight Mask- Treat yourself to an overnight, exfoliation mask about 3 to 4 days before a shoot just in case your skin gets irritated and breaks out. My favorite is Summer Fridays Overtime Mask. Not only does it smell amazing, it also makes my skin glow! It is a clarifying mask that uses vitamin-packed pumpkin and exfoliating apricot seed powder to polish away dead skin cells for a luminous effect. I also love Burts bee’s hydration mask.

  3. Face Oil- I use Opal Aura Daily Facial Oil after I have washed off my mask.

  4. Moisturizer- Clinique has some really great skincare products out there. I know they can be a little expensive, but it really is worth it. I have dry skin, so I need as much moisture as possible especially in the winter months. My favorite is Clinique Moisture Surge hydration cream or their repair and uplifting cream. They also have creams for blemishes or dark spots. Whatever your skin needs, they've got it. 

  5. Lip Mask- Don’t forget about your lips! You don't want dry skin to get in the way of your great lipstick color.  My new favorite product is Buttermask for Lips which is an intensively hydrating lip mask.

  6. CC cream- During the work week, I like to wear a light Clinique moisture Surge CC cream as my foundation. The day of the shoot I also us a foundation to help even out my skin. Olay also makes a great CC cream. The more I wear the CC cream the better my skin looks!

    Having great skin the day of your shoot will make you feel more confident  which will show in your photos. So go treat yourself to some good skincare products and get your skin in the best shape possible!