- About a Model's Diary: How It All Began
- Dania Denise Resume
- What This Blog is For
- Working with Dania Denise
- Mentoring, Coaching & Consultation Services
- The New "Answering a Reader Question" Series...Video Reply Version!!!
- Modeling 101 Blog FAQ
- Where Do You Start in Modeling?
- How Modeling 101 Helped Me
- Guide to Modeling 101 Labels/Category Section
WELCOME TO MODELING 101!!!
There is more to the modeling world than the media lets on. If you want to find out what it really takes and how to manage your modeling career, then you've come to the right place! This blog is dedicated to the aspiring and already established models who live to defy the standards and stereotypes in order to make a place for themselves in this crazy industry.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Face Value: Model Skin
Read the next sentence very carefully: to be a model you do not need to have perfect skin but you do need to have good skin. There is a big difference. It’s funny to me how much we throw the word “perfect” around in the modeling industry.
The only “perfect” there is comes from Photoshop so don’t get sucked into that frame of mind that you need to be uber perfect in order to get your foot in the door.
Good skin simply means that you have a complexion that is free of scars, noticeable discoloration, huge zits, blemishes, and the like. That’s not to say that you cannot ever have a zit or blemish—that’s pretty ridiculous—even the top models have bad skin days…it happens and it’s completely natural. To start off in modeling, having fairly clear skin is a great step in the right direction.
If you have past scars or other skin issues, this won’t necessarily put you out of the game because makeup can be used to cover those things up, but it would also be in your best interest to do what you can skin care-wise to ensure that your skin is at its best once you start making your rounds to agencies.
Pay attention to your skin and what it is telling you. Being able to know what your skin wants and how to make it happy when it’s upset is key to knowing how to tackle any skin issues that may come your way. Knowing your skin type is very important as well.
Once you know your skin type, you’ll be able to take care of it with the right products and avoid the things that will make it flawed. Visit a dermatologist if you feel that your complexion isn’t quite up to par for modeling or need alternative measures to help you out with a current skin problem.
For the ladies, if you know your skin gets crazy during “that time of the month,” do your best to work around it and be more diligent in your skin care routine during this time until your complexion is back to normal. Male models, pay attention to you grooming habits, techniques and products you use on your skin, including razors and electric shavers.
Remember, what you eat also has an effect on the health and condition of your skin. Start eating right if you aren’t doing so already. Just making subtle changes in your eating habits and making better food choices can turn your skin around in a matter of weeks.
Bottom line: you don’t need to have flawless, perfect skin to be a model. Simply taking proper care of your skin each day and avoiding bad habits should be more than enough to keep your complexion clear and smooth. And don’t worry or stress if you have a bad skin day…that’s not going to decrease your chances. With good skin care, those bad skin days will be rare anyway.