In this age of constant selfies and photo streams, having a beautiful smile will help you hide your other flaws and will steal the moment. However, some of us may not have that perfect smile for a picture-perfect pose.
No worries because if your smile is not as beautiful as you want it to be, there are many things that you can do to improve it and ensure that you always look fantastic when you have that photo shoot.
First and foremost is to maintain good tooth hygiene practices, meaning keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Note that you can hide other flaws on your face but the teeth in poor condition is not easy to cover up, thus, it is advisable that you brush your teeth at least two minutes two times per day, floss every day, and check with your dentist regularly. To help you improve your teeth, if they are really in poor condition, you can see a cosmetic dentist and he or she will improve your teeth and give you that confidence.
The number two pointer is to look after your lips to have that picture-perfect smile, because they said that a smile is 50 percent lips and 50 percent teeth. Therefore, if you have not really been noticing your lips, now is the time to change by keeping them healthy. Keeping your lips healthy is actually very simple because all you have to do is to exfoliate them with a light sugar scrub once or twice per week, moisturize daily and before going out, apply an SPF lip balm.
A great beauty hack is using lip plumping serums and hydrating lipsticks, which is a cosmetic way to give your lips a more luscious look and make you stand out when you are taking your picture. Also, if you choose a lipstick, to make your teeth look a little whiter than they actually are, go for a color that has blue undertones.
Another pointer is by applying some bronzer on your face, a trick that most models do, so that the contrast between your teeth and face will be emphasized because your teeth will look whiter.
Another good trick to make your teeth really sparkle on camera is to apply water on them just before you take your photo. The camera will take the water as sparkling teeth and this makes your smile totally fantastic.
Improving your smile can actually be improved by smiling to match the shape of your face, although you think there is no right or wrong in smiling. Know that if you have a long face, it is said that a wide horizontal smile will work for you, while a diagonal wide smile will help the heart and oval shaped faces.