How often do people ask for pictures these days? As per the data, approximately 1.2 trillion digital photos were taken in the year 2017.
This comes to around 160 pics per person living on planet earth.
I am sure this number will be pretty high in real. I know people who take at least 20 pics on an average every day.
With these many pictures taken every day, people have to be more conscious of how they look. And yes, having a perfect skin is one of the biggest requirement.
How many times has someone come to you and said “Let’s take a picture” or “Let’s take a selfie“. The immediate question that comes to your mind is “How do I look?“
The pictures or selfies are mostly taken up close and personal.
Tiny pores, dark circles, blackheads, and that tiniest acne has all the potential to spoil your picture.
Hence, it is very important to have a good looking skin all the time.
Follow these simple yet important tips to always have selfie-ready skin and pose for that camera with all the delight!
1. Drink Lots Of Water
This is the simplest that can do wonders for your skin. Everyone knows it, but very few do it.
Many skin problems arise due to dryness. Water helps in keeping your skin hydrated all the time.
A well-hydrated skin makes you look fresh and also saves you from getting acne.
So the next time, replace your soda or coffee with a bottle of water. If it does not do enough for your taste buds, try squeezing in a lemon. Both lemon & water are good for your skin.
2. Get Protection From Sun & Other External Factors
Sunrays can be harmful. Nowadays, people spend more time indoors due to which exposure to Sun is minimal.
Staying indoors means your skin is not used to a sudden stroke of Sun anymore. This means that your skin is prone to more damage when you go out in the Sun. That few minutes of exposure to Sun can cause serious damage to the skin.
Hence, you should always apply a sunscreen before going out. Regardless of the weather outside, it’s always safe to protect your skin from external factors.
Along with the skin, we also recommend protecting your eyes. Always keep a pair of nice sunglasses when you go out. These will help your eyes from external factors like sunrays, dust & dirt. Also, it might help you look cool in those pictures.
3. Wear Light Makeup
Yes, do wear some nice lightweight foundation that would look really natural.
Mostly the thin and runny foundations do the trick to glide well on the skin. It also gives you that perfect looking natural glow.
Just add that dash of blush on the apple of your cheeks. It should look just natural pink flush on the skin.
Apply the darkest eye pencil, to define your eyes just to give them the outline.
The bottom line while putting make-up is that it should look natural.
4. Cleanse, Tone & Moisturize
This one habit will sort all your skin related issues.
Always clean your face with gentle cleanser, apply a mild toner, and dab on some hydrating yet light moisturizer.
This regime twice a day will ensure beautiful looking skin all through your life.
5. Sweat It Out
The pore on our skin tends to accumulate dust and dirt. These turn in to blackheads and can give rise to acne.
Perspiration can help get rid of all these from your skin. Hence, get involved in a physical activity that makes you perspire.
Activities like running can help as it will remove all the toxins from your body. A steam or sauna bath can also help.
This will make your skin & your body feel fresh and healthy.
6. Keep A Check On What You Eat
A lot of people believe that what you eat shows on your face. Hence it is very important to choose the right food.
A healthy balanced diet makes a person look better. It also helps the skin to glow without any blemishes.
Things like smoking, alcohol, fatty & fried food should be avoided at all costs. Instead, choose a healthy meal consisting of a lot of green vegetables and fruits.
Always eat only when you are hungry and not just because your colleague got something you really like eating.
7. Get Rid Of Facial Hair
I hope a lot of people take this one seriously.
The facial hair on the cheeks, chin and the upper lips will make you look old and unpolished.
Get rid of the unwanted hair that takes away the best of your face. Always shape and trim your eyebrows; as these are the features that are most prominent in close-ups & selfies.
Bonus Tip – Take Care Of Your Teeth
This is something that I hate seeing and most people ignore.
People don’t want to know what you ate for lunch. Hence, make sure you wash your mouth thoroughly after a meal. Carrying a mouthwash often helps.
These pens whiten your teeth for an immediate effect and some long-term benefits.
Follow these simple tips to look fabulous and be camera ready every time.
I am health and nutrition expert and have over 10 years of experience in the health & beauty industry. I am the co-founder of this website & currently studying medicine. Apart from my love for health, nutrition & beauty, I love researching on various topics. I Love swimming & take a dip in the pool whenever I can. Follow me on Google+ & Pinterest.