Something I work really hard to provide to my clients is not overly-editing their images. I want to instill confidence and joy in them, so they don’t feel that they have to nitpick or overly edit their images to feel good about themselves. That being said, skin editing is one of the main things seniors feel insecure about, and I definitely understand why. It can really impact our confidence and wellbeing to deal with skin breakouts or texturing. That’s why I encourage my clients to begin a good skincare regimen way before they even book with me (no, I am not selling any skincare!). It makes a huge difference in your confidence and the way your photos look, and can put your best face (pun intended) forward!
- Wear sunscreen! Yes, it makes a difference. Even in high school, the sun can drastically damage your skin and leave you with dark sunspots or sunburns. Layer up that sunscreen under and over your makeup, or wear makeup that includes it….remember that just wearing one doesn’t completely cover your sun protection needs. And please, please stay away from the tanning beds! Instead, opt for a healthier non-tanning bed option, like the St. Tropez lotions.
- Drink water: Hydrated skin is beautiful skin, and drinking more water can give you a better tone and glow than when your skin is dry and peeling. Drink about a gallon a day, combined with taking vitamins like A, E, and Biotin, and you will see a difference in both your hair and your skin! Throw some water bottles in your car to keep them close at hand, and ask a friend to hold you accountable to drink enough to keep your precious skin cells hydrated!
- Look at the skincare and makeup you are using. You can use the app ThinkDirty, Think Clean (we promise its G rated, the website just has a funny name!), which shows you which products are truly organic or safe for your skin. You may be surprised because some of the brand names that we associate with being “natural” are actually filled with harsh ingredients. Check out the products you are using, and make the necessary changes, if needed!
- Talk to me! If you are struggling with acne, breakouts, melasma or vitiligo, or other skin challenges, please let me know so I can help guide you to the best options for you. Although I am not a dermatologist (obviously), I have lots of experience working with seniors who have struggled with parts of their skin that are harder to accept. I understand how it can impact you, and want to help you feel your best!