Don’t you just hate the fact that some people always seem to look great in photos while you can’t remember the last time you had a photo taken that you didn’t want to burn or delete every existing copy of right away. It seems that some people are just born to be more photogenic than others. Luckily, this is not entirely true and just about anyone can look good in photographs. There are actually a few tricks to looking great in photos, which anyone can implement. Let’s have a look at some of the best tips for having a photogenic smile.
Clear Up Your Skin
If your face is greasy, dry or dirty it’s going to be difficult to look good in photos, no matter how great your smile is. Having unclear skin will detract from your beautiful smile so make sure that you always keep your skin clean and hydrated by cleansing it with a gentle exfoliating cleanser to remove dead skin cells and using a moisturizer. If you have very oily skin, use tissue paper to get most of the oil off your skin because oily skin tends to reflect too much light in photos.
If you’re a woman, using the right color of lipstick that goes well with your skin tone can make a big difference to how appealing your smile looks. Using the right contrasting shade of lipstick makes your teeth appear whiter and consequently your smile brighter. Don’t use lipstick that’s too bright however because this can take the attention away from your smile.
Mind Your Posture
Don’t slouch or bend your head forward too much because this can cause a double chin and will make your smile look unattractive.
Even if you don’t have perfect teeth, you can still make your smile look good on photos if you’re aware of any imperfections and know how to cover them up as much as possible. Practice in front of a mirror to figure out how your smile looks best so you are prepared for when you have photos taken.
Get Your Teeth and Gums in Shape
If your teeth are stained or have yellowed, you may want to have them whitened so they look better on photos. You can either try one of the many over-the-counter whitening products or have them whitened by your dentist.
If you have any cracked, chipped or broken teeth, a dentist visit will be inevitable, not just to have your teeth look good again, but also to restore your oral health.
It’s not just important to have good looking teeth, but healthy looking gums as well. If your gums are unhealthy, they can start to recede or turn from bright pink to an unhealthy looking darker red shade.
Unfortunately sometimes when your teeth are severely damaged, discolored or crooked it can be difficult to have your smile look good in photos. If this is the case you may want to look into what options you have for having your smile corrected by a (cosmetic) dentist. While this can be expensive, you don’t need to have everything done at once but can start off with just a small procedure, which sometimes can already make a big difference.
Zane Schwarzlose is a writer at Fahrenheit Marketing, an Austin web design company. Zane tries to take good care of his smile.