Healthy, Normal Skin Indicates General Well-Being!
Step 1 - Cleansing
In the morning and before going to bed, your skin should be cleaned thoroughly with soaps, milks or creams that are non-alkaline and are in accordance with your skin’s natural PH level. Use gentle upward strokes. Do Not Pull or Rub!
Step 2 - Toning
Toning removes any traces of chemicals, makeup, dirt and bacteria left on your face after cleansing. It closes the pores leaving your skin feeling soothed and refreshed. Avoiding the eye area, gently apply toner with cotton balls using light upward strokes.
Step 3 - Moisturizing
Moisturizing protects and hydrates all skin types, preventing dryness and flakiness, and helps to minimize lines.
Exfoliating once or twice a week with facial masks, grains or scrubs sloughs off dead skin cells, excess dirt and impurities and stimulates blood circulation.
With their skin undergoing a great deal of wear and tear from heavy makeup use and exposure to harsh lights, models often need to pamper their skin with facials, steaming and saunas to keep skin clear and healthy.
Hair is a major factor in starting a model’s career. Editors of fashion magazines tend to take a shine to models with exciting haircuts. Hair is the key secret in developing a model’s look.
Step #1 - Shampooing
There are four basic types of shampoos. The one that you use will depend upon whether your hair is normal, chemically treated (permed or colored), dry or has special needs (dandruff problems etc.) Try to use warm rather than hot water when shampooing. Hot water tends to dry hair well to remove all traces of the shampoo to prevent hair from looking dull or limp.
Step #2 - Conditioning
Conditioner returns the hair to its original condition after shampoo has opened up the cuticle and cleaned out the hair shaft. The type of conditioner you use depends upon your hair type. Normal hair requires only a light conditioning, while chemically treated and dry hair needs a deeper protein conditioner to both strengthen damaged hair and to add much needed moisture.
A deep conditioner should be used only when it is necessary to revive hair and to bring back its luster. It is best to try a few different products in order to find the one right for you.
Step #3 - Styling
After shampooing and conditioning towel dry the excess water so that hair is damp and manageable. If blow drying, keep the heat at a low setting to avoid drying the hair out. It is now ready to be styled. In Canada models are often required to style their own hair to create different looks. Magazines are a great source for styling techniques. Using gels, curling irons, hair sprays or simple braids, a model can change her hair quickly and easily.