According to the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, the ideal distance for taking a selfie that doesn't distort your facial features is 5 feet. Since none of us has 5-foot-long arms, here are a few more attainable tips to help you take the perfect selfie.
In photography, and especially in selfies, lighting is everything. Natural light is ideal, so turning to face a window or going outside will give you the best results. You can also place a piece of white paper under the chin in order to bounce the light onto the face and diminish double chin and under-eye shadows.
One of the most common and easiest-to-fix selfie mistakes is holding the camera at or below face height. You should always hold the camera above the face as it makes for much more flattering and even slimming effects. Under-the-chin selfies immediately add about 20 pounds to your face. Try it and you will see for yourself. Then, take one from above your head and see the staggering difference.
Filters and Editing
Some camera apps and social media apps have filters built into them. Try scrolling through them with your face in focus to see which filters are most flattering to you. You can also take a selfie without a filter and try some of the popular editing apps in the app store to give your selfie a makeover. Some of the most popular ones right now include AirBrush, Facetune, VSCO, YouCam and PhotoWonder.
When it comes to taking the photo, be sure to check your background before you start snapping selfies. Messy, dirty bathrooms and bedrooms aren't the best backdrop and can be distracting. It's also important to try for a relaxed, natural expression. If you don't want to smile, try smiling with your eyes like all the models on Project Runway are taught on the show. If you've never tried this, there are many YouTube videos out there to show you how.
When it comes to taking selfies, these tips and tricks can make them better, but if you really want to take your selfies to the next level, Dr. Davis offers many non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox and lip-plumping injections, to name a few. Sometimes a simple chemical peel can help skin look as flawless in real life as it does thanks to those filters.
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