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12 tips of skincare routine before a photoshoot

Having a proper skincare routine before a studio photoshoot can help ensure your skin looks its best in front of the camera. Here's a concise guide from a makeup artist to help you prepare:

1. Start Early: Begin your skincare routine well in advance of the photoshoot. Ideally, start a few weeks before to allow your skin time to benefit from the routine.

2. Cleanse: Cleanse your skin twice a day to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. Use a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type to avoid over-drying.

3. Exfoliate: Exfoliate your skin a few times a week to remove dead skin cells and reveal a smoother complexion. Choose a gentle exfoliant to avoid irritation.

4. Hydrate: Keep your skin hydrated by using a moisturizer suitable for your skin type. Hydrated skin looks more radiant and smooth.

5. Sun Protection: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily, even if you're indoors. Sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause damage and discoloration.

6. Avoid Harsh Products: Steer clear of introducing new skincare products close to the photoshoot. Stick to products you've used before to avoid potential adverse reactions.

7. Eye Care: Use an eye cream to address any puffiness, dark circles, or fine lines around the eyes.

8. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Hydration contributes to a healthy and plump complexion.

9. Diet and Lifestyle: Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and antioxidants. Avoid excessive alcohol and processed foods, as they can impact your skin's appearance.

10. Rest and Sleep: Prioritize getting enough restful sleep in the days leading up to the photoshoot. Sleep helps your skin rejuvenate and look refreshed.

11. Avoid Heavy Makeup: On the day of the photoshoot, avoid heavy or pore-clogging makeup that can interfere with your skin's natural radiance.

12. Hydrating Mask: Consider using a hydrating face mask a day or two before the shoot to give your skin an extra boost of moisture.

Remember, a healthy skincare routine can contribute to a glowing and even complexion, which translates well in studio lighting. Consistency is key, so stick to your routine for the best results.


Kate Makhlai, makeup artist, London