So, not only am I a self professed makeup junkie, but I am also a self professed SKIN CARE junkie. I have tried it all and have an entire closet full of products to prove it. I must say that I am pretty excited that I finally found something that works! If you haven't heard of Rodan and Fields yet, then we need to chat! Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields are Stamford trained dermatologists and are the brains behind Proactiv. They not only revolutionized the Acne Care industry but are now revolutionizing the entire Skin Care industry as a whole with their new brand Rodan and Fields.
If you want more info about R+F, I would be happy to do a quick skin care consultation with you. I also have all of the regimens at the studio for you to try as well as samples for you to take home.
Regardless of which skin care regimen you choose to use, I have some tips to prepping your skin for your photo shoot.
1) Exfoliate...but do it the day before. You definitely want a clean slate for our stylists to work with and the best way to do that is to exfoliate. Just please don't do it that morning! You might accidentally go overboard and have a little irritation. I use the MD Paste by R+F. It makes my skin feel like silk.
2) Wash your face with a good cleanser. Take off all of that dirt, grime and leftover makeup before coming in to the studio. I use the Reverse Regimen by R+F first thing in the morning to clean and prep my skin for makeup.
Or if you aren't comfortable coming in with makeup free skin, then we can take it off for you. We will use one of these four regimens (depending on your specific skin concerns) to clean and prepare your skin for makeup. Reverse, Redefine, Soothe or Unblemish.
3) Skip the sunscreen...just this time only! Sunscreen, or lotions with sunscreen are not friends with the camera. It can effect how the light reflects off of your face. So just for this time, skip it.
That's it. Three simple tips to prep your skin for your photo shoot! Oh and don't worry about that blemish that just popped up the day before your shoot. I can edit that out in Photoshop!