Yes, we know that getting ready for an important event often takes a lot of time, sweat, and money, and that’s particularly true when it comes to your skin. Ladies will agree that taking proper care of their skin is a much more challenging task than picking a perfect dress or a pair of shoes, which is exactly we have come up with the ultimate guide to getting your skin photo ready. Just check out our useful tips and tricks and enjoy!

Make sure to take proper care of your skin at home

The first and one of the most essential steps when it comes to getting your skin photo ready is establishing an appropriate skincare routine, which, of course, largely depends on your skin type. Apart from a gentle cleanser, which should remove dirt, excess oils, and makeup residue from your face, you should also use a scrub, at least twice a week. This product will get rid of all dead skin cells that have been piling up on the surface and therefore make your skin look and feel healthy, smooth, and radiant.

Of course, you don’t have to spend dozens of dollars on it – you can make a homemade sugar scrub that’ll do an amazing job, too. The next vital product is a moisturizer, which nourishes your skin and hydrates it from within, so make sure not to skip it under any circumstances. Besides it, fabulous sheet masks are a huge hit these days, and you should definitely check them out before an important event because they will give your skin a boost with extra hydration and natural glow.

Or book a facial in your favourite beauty parlor

However, if you prefer pampering your skin in your favorite beauty parlor, especially before a big event, you should definitely go for it and book a fantastic facial in advance. If you ask ladies from Hong Kong, they will say that a DNA rejuvenating facial is one of the ultimate treatments you can opt for. It uses electro micro-currents to tighten and brighten their skin by triggering chemical reactions at a cellular level. This basically enhances the natural production of collagen and elastin and therefore makes the skin look much more youthful and radiant.

These women also love a Y-lift intensive facial, which uses a specific face-lifting massage technique and a youth-reviving cocktail that can smooth out the wrinkles and fine lines, as well as reduce the saggy skin without having to go through invasive procedures. If these are your cup of tea, make sure to use a Mind Beauty app that can help you manage all your bookings and find the best beauty parlor, so that you get your skin photo ready in no time!

A good primer + foundation combo really makes a difference

Once you’ve taken proper care of your skin, you can proceed with your perfect makeup look. The first product you should use is a quality primer, which is exactly what a lot of girls skip thinking that it doesn’t actually do anything for their skin. If you’re one of them, make sure to remember that such a product is your best friend, especially when it comes to important occasions, simply because it will combat shine and create a smooth base for your foundation.

One of the primers’ most important functions is minimizing your pores, which can often be quite visible on photos – a good one will fill them in and make your skin look flawless, which is essential for looking good in photos – close-ups in particular. When you’re done with your primer, the next step is applying your foundation, and you should know that picking an appropriate formula is of the utmost importance. It should be done with your skin type in mind – women with oily skin should pick foundations with a matte finish, which won’t make their skin appear too shiny and greasy on the photos, whereas ladies with dry skin should pick creamier formulas which will give their skin a dewy, healthy appearance.

Apart from a foundation, you should also use a setting powder which will lock your makeup in place and help it last all day long. You should be extra careful when picking a setting powder simply because a lot of them can cause the dreaded makeup flashback. Those harsh white markings are caused by an ingredient called silica, which is quite common in many translucent powders – especially those labeled as ‘HD’. Of course, you can always ensure that your makeup doesn’t flash back by checking it with a flash photo before the event. As simple as that!

As you can see, getting your skin photo ready can be an extremely easy task, even though it often seems like an impossible mission. All you have to do is to stick to our tips and you’ll see an amazing result and get fabulous photos!

This guest post was written by Amy Mia Goldsmith, a lifestyle blogger at High Style Life.