How to Prepare Your Teen for Their Senior Photos

When your teenager gets their senior pictures taken, they’re going to want to look their best. These pictures will go into their senior yearbook and be viewed by everyone in their class. To help your teenager prepare for such a momentous rite of passage, here are four tips that will get them picture perfect.

Skin Care

The teenage years are going to be difficult for your child’s skin. Due to puberty, their hormones are in a constant state of fluctuation. This can cause breakouts of pimples and blackheads on their face. No teenager wants their pimple-marked face to be immortalized in their senior photos. Special skin care products that reduce or eliminate acne and breakouts will help to set your teenager’s anxieties at ease and give them the fresh, clean face they want to see when they open their senior yearbook.

The use of cosmetics is always a great way to hide blemishes, pimples, dark under eyes, scars, moles or any other undesirable facial imperfection your teenager may have on picture day. Cosmetics are very common daily tools for women, but men can also benefit from a clever use of makeup to help hide scars and acne.

A Perfect Smile

If your child has a less-than-perfect smile, it can damage their self-esteem to have their imperfect smile permanently on display in a yearbook. You can help your teenager prepare for senior photographs with a few easy at-home steps. For a crooked smile, you can purchase a do-it-yourself home teeth straightening kit. DIY home teeth straightening kits are a common alternative to braces that your teen might be more in favor of to help prepare their smile for senior pictures. You can also bring home a DIY whitening kit to help make their smile brighter.

Discuss Poses

How your teenager poses for their senior photos can dramatically change the resulting photographs. To achieve an attractive pose, tell your teenager to sit up straight with their shoulders back and their chest out. Keeping their heads held high and their chin up will help to reduce an embarrassing double chin. Being shot from a side angle instead of head-on will also help to play with shadows and light and can hide blemishes or a round face.

How to Dress

Your child will look back at their senior photos for the rest of their lives, so make sure they choose the right outfit and clothing. They may feel like a casual or semi-formal look is appropriate, but why not do something special? Renting a suit or tuxedo is a great look for young men. For young women choosing a ball gown or prom dress can be a great and memorable look they will be proud of for years to come.

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