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How to Use Clean Skincare to Achieve Photo-Ready Skin

How to Use Clean Skincare to Achieve Photo-Ready Skin

The holiday season is upon us, and that means photos — lots of photos. From family photo shoots to party snapshots, you want to look your best, and that begins with radiant, glowing skin. A clean skincare routine that includes products free of sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, and other unnecessary additives can give you clear and healthy-looking skin that looks amazing in photos and in person.

Whether you’re prepping for the biggest party of the year, a night on the town, or taking pictures for your holiday cards, try these tips and tricks to achieve picture-perfect skin that doesn’t need any filters.

4 Tips to Prep Your Skin for Holiday Photos

1. Cleanse Thoroughly

After a long day of shopping or a night of celebrating, the last thing you want to do is complete a complex skincare routine. But don’t just fall into bed with a full face of makeup. Great-looking skin starts with cleansing to remove dirt, makeup, oil, and pollution.

Use warm water and gentle, clean skincare products with beneficial ingredients, like our Ocean Cleansing Milk, to wash the day away without stripping away moisture. Use a gentle exfoliator, like our Seaglow Resurfacing Scrub, two to three times a week, or as needed, to whisk away dead skin cells to keep your pores clear and improve skin texture. Exfoliating also gives your complexion a healthy glow.

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2. Moisturize

One of the best ways to achieve beautiful skin and look your best in photos is by applying a moisturizer. Photos can accentuate dry, flaky skin, so when your skin lacks proper hydration, any makeup you apply can look uneven or cakey and fade faster. Even if you have oily or acne-prone skin, applying a clean moisturizer will help you look your best with supple, nourished skin.

Try our Blemish Balm with plant-based salicylic acid, which delivers a boost of healthy moisture and ingredients proven to clear and prevent pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Choose a moisturizer designed for your skin type that contains healthy ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalane, ceramides, peptides, niacinamide, vitamin C, and natural oils.

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Regardless of skin concerns, our Seabiotic® Water Cream is perfect for all skin types. It delivers at least 72 hours of deep hydration thanks to ingredients such as seaweed and squalane.

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For extra radiance and a dewy finish, use a nourishing face oil, like our Dayglow Face Oil™, after your favorite moisturizer. This rich face oil delivers a dose of Omegas 6 and 9 to protect your skin’s moisture barrier.

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It’s not just the skin on your face that needs a little extra care during the holiday season. The skin on the rest of the body also needs TLC. Avoid dry, itchy skin and get an all-over glow by applying rich oils and moisturizers like the Mega Moisture Duo. The Undaria algae and collagen-packed pairing hydrates and firms skin, so you look amazing and party-perfect in every shot.

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3. Focus on Trouble Spots

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can take a toll on your skin, but with a little extra care, you can keep blemishes, dry patches, and fine lines out of your photos without additional editing.

A deep-cleaning face mask like the Red Algae Clarifying Mask can help manage congested skin, removing impurities and extra oil to keep your complexion looking its best. The mask contains natural bentonite clay and a trio of nutrient-packed seaweeds to nourish your skin and keep it looking clear and fresh without over-drying.

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When you want to keep your skin looking plump and hydrated with a youthful glow, look for serums and clean skincare products with beneficial ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants.

4. Practice Self-Care

The holiday season can be busy, so don't forget to take care of yourself. Enhance the effects of your clean skincare routine by drinking plenty of water, getting sleep, and doing your best to eat a healthy diet. Not taking care of yourself will show in your skin, giving you a dull complexion, puffiness, dark circles, and more. When you want to look your best in front of the camera, follow our tips for healthy, radiant, youthful-looking skin.