Everyone knows this, but sleep and hydration possibly make the biggest changes to your appearance during a headshot photography session. But I’m going to go a step further and offer my own regimen that may or may not work for you (keeping in mind that I’m no doctor or esthetician). Remember that the goal is to look like you on your best day and not dramatically alter your day to day appearance.
Sleep with a humidifier for a couple of nights
Take a steaming hot shower to open your pores and then turn the water cold to close them back up and tauten the skin
I use a scrub made of a little olive oil, white sugar, ground coffee and a splash of essential lemon oil as an exfoliating scrub. I work this mixture into my skin to remove old dead skin cells and the caffiene tightens up my skin. Fair warning, you could be allergic to any of these ingredients’ this is just what works for me.