Your lighting is on point, your angles are bomb, and your hair flip is perfect. But there may be some bad habits in your skin care routine that are totally sabotaging your selfie game.
Here are three things you may be doing that are holding you back on the ‘gram:
- You’re scrubbing way too hard.
When you wash your face using too much pressure, it can cause dryness and make your face too tight. This can be the ultimate buzz kill for any selfie. It makes your smile rigid, and let’s face it: that’s just uncomfortable for everyone. Instead, try using an exfoliant that is gentle with ingredients like grapefruit and orange peel. It keeps your skin dewy and all you need is a light touch when you apply it.
- You’re ignoring your pores.
Okay, so one of the most common skin care complaints that women have is large pores. When you are self-conscious about your pore size, you either a. take your selfies from too far away (and the best ones show off that killer smile up-close!) or b. you overuse filters (and the look is totally unnatural). Believe it or not, one of the easiest things you can do to keep your pores in check is using face products with clay. It’s known to visibly shrink pore size and masking with these products is recommended 1-3 times per week (depending on your skin type). We promise you, making this a part of your skin care routine can give you the confidence you need to get a little closer to the camera!
- You’re washing your face too often.
Overwashing your face irritates your skin. When you’re dry and red, you definitely can’t get your glow on. Even though filters may add color, they can’t make up for lost moisture. Our biggest tip is to make sure you’re using products that are organic—bonus points for using ones with charcoal! Then you won’t have to wash so often, and your bright look will definitely get you the “likes” your selfie deserves!