Tip: Moisturizing is for Everyone

It’s pretty normal for new clients to respond with a little confusion when I bring up skincare as part of their preparation for a session or event.

I get it. How much could skincare really impact photos?

The thing is, a camera can pick up (a lot) of details. This is especially true when there are close-ups that include faces, hands, elbows, etc.

Imagine fixing your hair just right, wearing make-up that perfectly complements your natural beauty, putting on an outfit that makes you feel like a rockstar and donning a gorgeous ring. Then you get your photos and you see that:

  • a dry forehead caused tiny flakes to drift into your hair

  • dry lips caused bumps and cracking (or worse, bleeding)

  • dry elbows caused loose skin to look ghostly and reptilian

  • dry hands caused cuticles to crack and split

Do these things really happen? Yes, unfortunately, yes they do…and it can happen to the whole family - from the oldest right down to the baby.

But there’s no need to worry! All you have to do is moisturize! (The best time is right after you’ve dried off your skin from a hand-washing or shower.) It’s that simple.

Quick Tip: To play it safe, wherever there will be skin showing, moisturize it.

If you’re new to moisturizing, that’s OK! Be sure to try out different lip balms, skin creams and lotions to find the one that works best for your skin. It takes time to find the right product so don’t wait until the last minute. (This is especially true if one causes a bad reaction; your skin will need time to heal.)

Quick Tip: For those who may have a little bit of a shine to their forehead or on the tip of their nose or chin, use “blotter paper for oily skin” to dab some of that away.

Remember, moisturizing is for everyone!

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