In this age of high-definition cameras, the thought of showing off our natural skin on video can be a bit scary. It’s tempting to wear a lot of make-up to hide the ‘flaws,’ but that’s not the best way to make sure you have luminous skin on camera. Although make-up is fun to wear and often looks great, it can look over-done when filmed with a 4k camera. Plus, wearing make-up all the time could have potentially harmful effects such as developing skin sensitivities or dermatitis.
So, What to Do?
The best way to make sure your skin looks beautiful on camera is to keep it healthy. Keeping your skin glowing doesn’t have to be complicated, nor does it have to involve whatever hundred-step skincare regime is in fashion. The fact is, there are a few simple steps that will keep your skin plump, hydrated, and luminous if you perform them every day.
Step 1: Stay Hydrated
We all know we should drink more water, so let’s do it. Dehydrated skin cells collapse and look wrinkled; well-hydrated cells stay firm. Which would you prefer?
Step 2: Eat Your Veg
Vitamins and minerals keep us healthy and looking our best. Our bodies can only work with what we put into them, so make sure you’re putting good stuff in your body! Aim for a range of fruits and veggies in all the colors of the rainbow.
Step 3: Move Away From Harsh Cleansers
The skin’s microbiome is delicate, and harsh cleansers do more harm than good. Instead, use a gentle cleanser at night and stick to plain water in the morning.
Step 4: Moisturize
Use a gentle formula with natural ingredients twice a day, and your skin will thank you. Try a heavier cream in winter and something lighter in the summer.
Step 5: Use a Retinol Night Cream
A good retinol night cream is the gold standard in skincare. Retinol reduces signs of aging and firms up the skin over time. If you only use one product, make it a retinol night cream.
Now, you’re ready for your close-up!