Tips for good skin

  • Simon Burbage

    Actor

    I'm having some new headshots done next Tuesday, and I wondered if you guys had any beauty tips for me in the build up to it? I'm going to drink lots and lots of water, but thats about all I can think of!

    Simon

    • 24th Jul 2011
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    Enough sleep... definitely makes a difference. But yes, water is a must!

    • 11th Jul 2011
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    Plenty of fresh air, water, and sleep. Keep you skin well cleansed and moisurised - even if its just a light moisturizer from one of the usual brands. On the shoot take some 'translucent' powder - this is powder with no colour - so your skin is not shiny in the shots. Easy to find from Boots or any other place selling cosmetics. Pressed or loose powder lightly dusted will stop shine. Also, the main thing is to avoid doing anything particularly unusual with your skin in the days beforehand - in case it reacts in some way that you wouldn't have expected - ie -if you usually use a certain brand or even soap and water - and that does not cause a break out then stick with it - at least until after the shoot when you can try other things. The worst thing is to try too hard on your skin beforehand and it flares up - just do your usual thing and take some powder. Good luck!

    • 11th Jul 2011
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    If you are ok with chlorine, recommend some swimming. Will get rid of tension in body and face will look fresh & vibrant.

    Pick up some bags of fruit from Iceland - about a pound each. Make bit of fruit salad daily and eat. Skin will feel more waxy after.

    If you are an eczema/asthma type watch out for wheat and dairy.

    Daily bowel movement always good for healthy skin. (Hey - no giggling!)

    • 11th Jul 2011
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    In the long term mate, drink loads of water. I cleanse, use a serum and top it off with a moisturiser first thing in the morning and last thing at night. A facial beauty therapist told me last week I had superb skin. I don't care if that sounds pompous, I was well chuffed. In our game, when you get to middle age you can choose to look your age or not. The younger me would have laughed at the idea of a skin regime, but the 44 year old me embraces it.

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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    Gimme Five Glen.

    We are the same age. I put mine down to swimming and having had eczema all my life my complexion improved after I gave up wheat & dairy - although sometimes if there are biscuits around they just end up in my mouth.

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  • David Vaughan Knight

    Actor

    Ten pints of beer and a copy of photoshop, works for me.

    Cheers.

    • 11th Jul 2011
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    My diet's not great Fuzz but my wife gets fruit and veg into me via juicing. I hate vegetables but I drink all sorts of good stuff in juices and smoothies, the exact ingredients of which I don't question. Quitting smoking a few years ago also helps but I'm still susceptible to beer and pizza.

    • 11th Jul 2011
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    I'm not a health freak either, but I had eczema really bad and would continute to suffer if I didn't change my diet.

    • 12th Jul 2011
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    Getting some good exercise will always help you feel and look good, especially if you can get some fresh air into your lungs. If you can get in a walk away from busy roads before hand it can always be a benefit - a bit tricky in London I know! It will also help you to relax before the shoot, which is a must have for any headshot session.

    • 12th Jul 2011
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  • Heather Rome

    Actor

    Can't tell what your skin tone is but if you're fairish be careful of sun and wind if you plan to be outside a lot. Besides the other good suggestions and your own ideas, just be nice to yourself. It's easy to forget that what going on inside you comes through your eyes and on your face in your photos and on film.

    • 12th Jul 2011
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    When you look like me.....you just don't worry about such things....no amount of beauty treatment will help me!! Don't even think of chipping in Lomax!!!!!

    I'm way past worrying about the skin tone in a photo....especially when I see my same piccy has been faxed across and or copied and re-photocopied about 10 times!

    However, I would always advise: As much spleep as possible the night before....exersise ....and take some powder (face powder that is!!) to stop the shine. A good snapper should have powder with them shouldn't they? Also a really good snapper will get the light just right in anycase!

    • 12th Jul 2011
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  • Michael Good

    Actor

    Plenty of sleep, in the fridge.

    • 12th Jul 2011
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  • Natalie Harper

    Actor

    I always find that lots of sleep, green tea with lemon and a good exfoliator works for me!

    • 12th Jul 2011
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    ha ha mr kempner! Lucky i am short of time today for suitable quip :-) . But you knew that . . . Crafty. X

    • 12th Jul 2011
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  • Rob Talbot

    Actor

    Photoshop.

    • 12th Jul 2011
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    Its true to say...Photoshop....in the right hands.....is nearly always used to get the pic extra perfect!

    • 12th Jul 2011
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  • Samantha Hopkins

    Actor

    I find alcohol affects my skin badly and someone I know is affected my chocolate so try to work out what makes a difference to you personally.

    • 12th Jul 2011
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  • Rob Talbot

    Actor

    Mark ... indeed, I wasn't joking.

    If it's just to get rid of an odd "zit" that's not normally there that is.

    If it's to completely change your look then is that a good idea for a headshot anyway?

    The only "make up" I'd consider on a standard headshot would possibly be powder to matt-down any shine.

    • 12th Jul 2011
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    It's times like this when I would give anything to be a man!!

    Do you know how much effort (and money!) it takes to do makeup that looks like you're not wearing any makeup...?

    Simon - am looking forward to seeing the results. I'm going to be getting new headshots just as soon as I've caught up on sleep, cut out the chocolate, rehydrated, got into exercising and increased my fruit intake! Maybe then I won't need so much make-up ;-)

    Sx

    • 13th Jul 2011
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