Filters and makeup don't always fix the issue. In most cases it can make your blemishes or skin imperfections even more noticeable. Piling on the makeup can make your face look cakey in photos and in person. To help create a nice even makeup look and help out your foundation you need to make sure your skin is prepped and photo ready. Below are some products that I love to use to prep my face for selfies.
This face and body scrub/mask from Lush Cosmetics is a personal favorite of mine. It smells fantastic, its perfect to help wake your skin up. The enticing freshly brewed coffee aroma alone is enough to make you want to eat it. I use this scrub maybe twice a week now to help exfoliate my skin. The key to photo ready skin is a nice smooth surface, and this product greatly helps with that. I prefer using this product in the shower as the coffee grinds in the mask can get everywhere. I literally scrub it allover my face and chest then rinse it off after I've showered the rest of my body. Its great to let the product sit for a bit so your skin can absorb all the greatness in this fresh cup of coffee.
I switched facial cleaners a month ago. If you've read my previous post you'll see that I was using a cleanser by Tatcha. I feel that it is good to have a variety of products in your arsenal. Using the same products over and over will cause your skin to get used to them and you'll find that results will fade. For those of us who are balling on a budget the price point for this cleaner versus my previous one is exponential lower, while still maintaining quality. I love this cleanser, it works great for my oily and acne prone skin. However, I wouldn't recommend this for someone with dry skin or combination skin as this product can be very strong. Nice clear and clean skin gives you a fresh slate. You were born with a perfect canvas worthy of any photo, so why not do all you can to maintain it?
This aloe, cucumber and green tea facial spray is my new favorite from this line. The infusion of cucumber and green tea help soothe and brighten your skin, Giving you that natural glow that not even your favorite high light can't provide. I use this product after I've cleansed and toned my skin. Some people use this spray as mist after makeup application for a dewy look, but I am forever a matte kind of girl. Proper skin care is the first step to a flawless makeup look and a fantastic selfie.
This product has changed the overall look of my skin. I use this as a toner, twice a day after cleansing. It picks up residue dirt and oil while evening my skin tone. As a dark skin woman I tend to suffer from hyper pigmentation in certain areas of my face and this product has helped brighten those tough dark spots. This product doesn't dry out my skin which I love, it leaves my skin feeling moisturized and smooth. The AHA in this toner which is found in grape fruit naturally helps rejuvenate and brighten skin. If you're looking for a more deep cleaning toner I wouldn't recommend this product. This is more ideal for those in search of banishing dull and discolored skin.
Disclaimer: I am not a dermatologist. Reviews on products are based on my personal experiences. All photos are taken and edited by me. All content is original and created by me. 💜