Everyone wants to look their best in professional photos, no matter what the occasion is. Of course, few people are fortunate enough to have naturally perfect skin that is always ready to be photographed. A consistent care routine is needed to attain a perfect complexion. Stop longing for great skin and start owning it with these simple daily steps:

Easy Enough: Wash Your Face

Skin is porous, meaning that it absorbs every bit of dirt and grime the air can provide it with. Washing your face with warm soap and water as well as an exfoliant twice a day is of the utmost importance to ensure that grit won't cause blemishes. As ASEA explains a good wash is the basis of any skincare routine. If you don’t wash your face before bed makeup, oil, and grime will sit in your pores overnight and greatly increase your odds of getting acne.

Keep Things Smooth with a Moisturizer

Not only does moisturizer prevent dryness but oiliness as well. Additionally, the circular massaging motion necessary for the process stimulates cell generation and blood circulation, which ultimately contributes to a bright and youthful complexion. After washing your skin, gently massage moisturizer into your pores—you will look and feel great afterwards.

If you are somebody concerned about using chemical moisturizers or have extremely sensitive skin, consider more natural alternatives. Coconut oil is one trendy, organic alternative. Rich in healthy fats and moisturizing components, coconut oil has been used in skincare for centuries and has been known to abate the symptoms of serious skin conditions, including eczema.

Take a Vitamin

Beautiful skin begins with a healthy inside, meaning a body that is fruitful with vitamins and nutrients. Aside from adequate water intake, it is essential to incorporate skincare vitamins into your daily diet, like vitamins B, C, D, E, and K, all of which promote the production of collagen in the body. Foods rich in antioxidants protect the skin from harmful free radicals put out by the sun and galvanize cell growth. If all you have to do to get gorgeous skin is eat sweet potatoes, mangoes, spinach, and carrots, why wouldn't you start now? You can also be on the lookout for new supplements and vitamins that could help improve your skincare routine. In addition, many oils can also be taken by mouth that can help not only your skin but your overall health, such as avocado or coconut oil. CBD oil has also been recently touted as a great beauty product for its small percentage of THC. Regardless, remember that how your overall health is fairing is going to have an impact on the state of your skin.

In closing, picture-ready skin is easily attainable as long as you take care of it. Like most things in life, what you put in is what you will get out and a youthful complexion is no different. Whether you increase your intake of fresh produce or limit your obsession with being sun-kissed, great skin is a vitamin, drop of coconut oil, or a scrub away.

If you have an occasion coming up and you need a professional photographer, consider working with LVA studios. We are experienced and professional photographers who are happy to help capture your memories and bring them to life through quality photography!