How to look and feel healthy for your shoot!

You’ve made the right choice, took the plunge and booked your big day to have a professional headshot. Congratulations! Your professional headshot can provide you with a whole host of benefits! With that said, there is still plenty of things you can do to make the most out of your photo shoot to ensure you are sparklingly radiant on the day!

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Here’s some simple prep you can do for the weeks prior to your shoot that will make you look and feel healthier, clearer and revitalised.

DRINK LOTS OF WATER! – Drinking lots of water each day will help rid the body and skin of toxins, providing you with a clearer complexion. This isn’t to say that you should only drink water because it can often lead to unhealthy spikes in blood sugar levels but it is important that you make sure you still hydrate with water regularly and try to keep tabs on the soda!

CUT BACK ON THE SODIUM! – As many as 9 out of 10 of us are eating too much salt! Apart from the fact that eating too much salt can raise your blood pressure, it also leads to bloating and puffiness due to the extra water being held in your body. Reducing sodium is a great tip to reduce puffiness in the face and particularly around the eyes. If you want to look awake and like you haven’t just rolled out of bed consider cutting back on the sodium!

WATCH YOUR NUTRITION – Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables rich in antioxidants is good for your body and your skin! The consumption of certain vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds in the diet is one of the most effective ways to treat skin conditions and improve the look and feel of one’s skin. An easy tip is to try and get as much variety in colour as possible in your diet!

BUILD YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE! – There’s lots of information you can find online how to build your skin care routine dependent on whether your skin type is oily, dry, etc. The most basic and useful things you can do is to remember to wash your face no more than twice a day with a gentle cleanser, exfoliate once or twice a week and regularly use moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated and vitalized!

GET IN THE ZONE! – “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely”, Roald Dahl. By doing things to improve your mental health and positivity, your thoughts will begin to radiate onto your face. One of the best things you can do to be positive is to spend 10 minutes a day doing meditation or yoga. Meditation and yoga not only balances your mind but your body too! If you’re new to meditation or yoga there are plenty of videos on YouTube aimed at beginners that you can use to begin today!

DO FACIAL EXERCISES! – Your facial muscles play a key role in shaping your face. By doing simple facial exercises you can help tone and tighten your facial muscles, which helps support your skin and prevent sagging. Not only this, but facial exercises help improve the blood flow throughout your face which can actually help counteract wrinkles! Cosmetic surgery isn’t always the answer! Look for some facial exercises online that can help improve crow’s feet, drooping eyelids or even cheek lines and sagging skin!

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