Summer is in full swing and chances are, you’ve already taken your fair share of selfies. But if you’re like most people, there are only a few selfies you’ve deemed worthy enough to share with your friends. To help you take the perfect selfie every time, the skin care specialists at Burt & Will Plastic Surgery offer the following quick and easy camera beauty tips.
Tip #1: Choose the Right Angle
To avoid the dreaded double chin look, always hold your camera slightly higher than your face. Looking up into the camera also avoids capturing bags under the eyes. Practice good posture and look leaner by elongating your neck and pushing your shoulders back.
Tip #2 Go: Towards the Light
The light is your friend when it comes to selfies, so always go towards it instead of away from it. Avoid overhead lights that instantly make fine lines more apparent and your eyes look darker and tired. If you’re out during the day, choose natural daylight over artificial. As for the night, use your flash and be careful of filters that wash out certain facial features. Applying highlighter to your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead can help brighten your skin in dark settings.
Tip #3: Focus on Your Eyes
Your eyes are usually the focal point in a picture, so it’s best to make them stand out. Brighten them up with a concealer and blend it out around the nose. Add thickness to your eyelashes by curling them and applying mascara. Defined eyebrows can also help your eyes stand out. If your brows are light or missing hairs, make them look thicker by filling them in with a pencil. If your brows are naturally thick, apply powder to define them. Last but not least, smile with your eyes! Former supermodel Tyra Banks coined the term “smize,” which means smiling with your eyes. A subtle squint of the eyes or eyebrow raise can take your eyes from looking dull to intense and lively in one snap.
Tip #4: Have Your Filter Complement Your Makeup
Choose one facial feature as the focal point of your selfie. Make bright eye shadow pop with filters like Mayfair and Hudson. Filters like Rise gloss over blemishes, while high saturation filters like Sierra make red lipstick stand out. Valencia and Rise complement darker skin tones, while Nashville works well with lighter skin tones. Be wary of dewy makeups that make your skin look overly shiny in photos. Always carry a blotting powder for touchups during the day. For great, smooth-looking skin in pictures, choose cream makeup over powder makeup. Powder eyeshadow and blush can accentuate wrinkles and fine lines.
Tip #5: Rejuvenate Your Skin with Laser Treatment
One of the best ways to ensure a perfect selfie is taking care of your skin at all times. Burt & Will Plastic Surgery offers several laser skin care treatments that rejuvenate the skin and help you look ready for the camera. Our Limelight IPL Photofacial eliminates brown spots, age spots and other forms of skin discoloration so your skin can look fresh and shine bright. The Cutera Laser Genesis facial rejuvenation procedure smoothens skin by eliminating fine lines and reducing the visibility of pores, while the IPL with ALA (Levulan) treatment is a great option for acne-prone skin.
Learn More About Our Skin Care Treatments
Be ready for that summer selfie at all times with smoother, younger-looking skin. To learn more about our skin care and facial rejuvenation treatments, contact one of our skin care specialists and schedule a one-on-one consultation today.