Prepping your Skin for your Senior Session

Posted by LMacSeniors | June 22, 2017 | Senior Tips

Our senior make up artist Laura, The Glam Gal, is guest blogging this week to help you prep for your session!  Read her tips below to get your skin looking picture perfect!  Be sure to enter the give away below for your chance to win a skin care basket valued at $130.

Skin does not look its happiest when it’s dried, cracked, peeling, or oily. If you prep your skin properly you are sure to get a runway worthy makeup application every time.

Follow these easy steps to get photo shoot ready.

CLEANSE- Look for a cleanser that suits your skin type. If you have acne prone skin look for one that is more acidic. Specifically look for one with hydroxyl or glycolic acids that will hamper the growth of acne causing bacteria. You want to use this twice a day for at least 7-10 days prior to your session to clear up any active breakouts. Be sure to cleanse your face and neck.

EXFOLIATE- No one likes caked on makeup and the number one culprit of this is DEAD SKIN CELLS! Pay special attention to areas that are dry or cracked when exfoliating; usually the forehead and nose are the driest areas. Work in circular motions massaging the exfoliator on your skin and don’t forget your lips. You can also purchase an exfoliating nylon bath cloth for a couple of bucks. I personally use one daily to wash my face. Be aware of your sun exposure up to a week prior to your shoot. Sunburns will cause unsightly peeling and cracking that makeup will cling to and we don’t want that.

HYDRATE- Choose a moisturizer that suits your skin. Look for one with SPF 15. Press your moisturizer in your skin instead of rubbing and allow it to absorb. Apply this to your face and neck. Properly hydrated skin will provide a plump smooth surface for your makeup application. Lines and pores will be less visible also. Be sure to apply a hydrating lip balm as well to keeps your lips smooth and supple for lip product application.

Its especially important to follow these steps prior to your photo shoot; however, these are tips that are great to be used everyday for smooth healthy clear skin.


  1.  Winner must be a class of 2018 graduating high school senior OR the parent of a 2018 graduating high school senior within 1 hour of Jackson/Monticello, Georgia.
  2. Winner must have completed all three steps of giveaway (tagged three friends in social media post, liked/followed Glam Gal on either Instagram or Facebook, and subscribed to LainieMac Photography’s class of 2018 mailing list. Be sure to complete the double opt in!)
  3. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 on Sunday, June 25th.
  4. Drawing will occur on Monday, June 26th on both Facebook Live and our Instagram Story.  Winner will be verified before prize given.
  5. Winner must pick up from Jackson, Georgia or arrange for delivery of products.

Join our 2018 senior mailing list to enter the giveaway and stay up to date on all of the fun LainieMac has planned for the class of 2018!

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