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Skincare Reels - 5 Day Challenge

Updated: Jun 11, 2023


MODEL/TALENT DEVELOPMENT ASSIGNMENT:

Tutorial Reel ‘My Skincare Routine’

Shoot Morning & Evening Reels for 5 Days!


Upload your Reels to Your YouTube Channel

Save on Unlisted Until Ready to Post

Send the Link to AudreyBackStage@gmail.com


WHY? Skincare & Makeup Application Reels are the most sought after

by castings and agencies wanting to see what you look like unfiltered.


Make as many as you need to discover what works for you in the camera.

Be your fun relaxed self just talking to a friend.

Do I need to say no nudes?

Use product knowledge, techniques, what works for you…on camera.


Learn How, watch YouTube tutorials or take a Camera Acting Workshop with Audrey if you do not know the nuances of washing your face on camera.

Did you know you should only use your middle and ring fingers...things like that.


Location Tips:

Excellent Lighting, you must be professionally lit.


Sound Quality, prevent the echo by added padding on hard surfaces.


Location: Clean up the background, no toilets!


Never show the toilet unless the reel is about the toilet.

'Ewe' is put into the viewer’s mind.


Do Not Show product labels that you are not pitching.

Turn the bottle or cover with tape for trademark.


Do Show products labels used in your Behind the Scenes

or How-To Reels.



THE FUNCTION OF YOUR SKIN


There is power in knowledge. Understanding your skin on a cellular and genetic level is a time worthy investment that will pay off for the rest of your life.


I wish I could say I have the definitive answer to your skin problems, unfortunately, humans are not a one solution fits all species. What works for me might not work for you.


I can tell you what I know from my cosmetology license, years in the industry, and what my makeup artists, facialists, dermatologists and doctors with podcasts have to say and give you some Pro Tips.


If you know how the skin functions and what is causing the mis-functions, you will know what you specifically need to do to take care of it.

Honestly, it usually comes down to what you are putting into your body and your stress level as much as a bacterial infection, chemical or hormonal imbalance.

Did you know that what is happening on the outside of your skin reflects what is happening inside of your body?

Meaning, if something is wrong with your skin maybe you should have a check-up with your family practitioner as well as a dermatologist and see if anything is going on inside.



YOU HAVE TO DO THE RESEARCH FOR YOUR NEEDS AND SYMPTOMS

It is so easy just ask Alexa, YouTube or Google!


But before you do, only believe peer-reviewed science, since 2016, from doctors that are NOT SELLING Anything. Skincare companies hire actors to play doctors and are selling you Their skin theory.


Only use reliable sources from educators, find out who financed the study, usually it is the skin care company.


Sadly, there is almost no truth in marketing and no law against it.

We should know that as commercial actors.


Know when you are being sold a product line versus what your skin actually needs.


Know when it is ok to use cheap products with low-grade ingredients and when it is not.


Know and Believe that food is medicine or poison.

Dermatologists used to say food has nothing to do with your completion.

HELLO – Of Course Your Skin is Directly Affected by What Your Eat, Every Cell in Your Body IS! Its Science. You have control to grow the skin of your dreams through nutrition and fitness.


If you have an allergic reaction quit using it immediately.

If it is not working, before you try something else…know that it takes our bodies weeks, months and sometimes years to make those changes we want NOW. The longer your skin and body has mis-functioned the longer it will take to correct it completely. Be diligent and self-disciplined, keep trying until you find what works.



CONTROL THE CONTOUR AND TONE OF YOUR FACE

Consistent Skincare Routine Every Morning & Night with the Right Products


Facial Tapping, Gentle Cupping, Reiki & Massage for Lymph Draining


Exercise Facial & Neck Muscles, Search Mewing on YouTube, It’s a Thing!


Exercise Core to Keep Posture Upright & Tone


Vocal Warm-ups


Hydrate with Electrolytes


Eat Truly Healthy

Google: Whole 30, Toxin Cleanse, LMNT Electrolytes, Collagen, AG1


Follow Andrew Huberman’s Protocol for Optimal Health


Stay out of the sun and away from processed foods and environmental toxins the best you can.


Smoking dehydrates your cells terribly and causes premature aging.

Dun Dun Dunnnnnn.



Pro Tips:


Do Not Do a Facial the Days Before Any Important Event, you could have reactions, even if you have had the facial before.


I have had sun spots removed with Laser Facials, which are also used for acne scars. I would do this again because it worked and has lasted almost two years now.

Many people also do their chest, hands and forearms.




***You will not want to have any bookings or public appearances for 3 weeks.

Be sure to schedule down time for the healing process.

Makeup artists on set will freak out and cannot cover that up.


The technician said a week...OH NO not for a person on camera!

The spots will turn black, raise up and will slowly peel.

If you peel it off early, even gently and barely, it will leave little pits in your skin that could scar and are susceptible to bacteria.

It does feel like you are getting smacked with a rubber band every time a spot is zapped but it is Soooo Worth It!


*Stay out of the sun after a Laser Facial

or you will peel like you have never peeled before. No Joke.



TJ Maxx has expensive products for less than Walmart brand.

I try to find the familiar brands I have tried and liked, but usually end up with something different every time. I take a picture of the ones I hate and save it in an email file of Do Not Buy Again!


Avoid fragrances and unnecessary fillers in products.


My dermatologist said everyone needs Hyaluronic acid followed by a moisturizer and a sunscreen.


Honey Masks dissolve dead skin with natural lactic acid.

Deep clean your face, steam for 10 minutes or so. Dry your face and literally smear honey all over your face for around 20 minutes.

Do not leave on too long or your face will burn like a mild sunburn.

These are wonderful for anti-aging, plumping, and acne scarring also.


Always Start with Washing Your Hands Before Touching Your Face!


I remove eye makeup and foundation with Albolene (Wall Mart).

It is thick like Vaseline and dissolves the oil based HD, Correctional, Film, and Stage Makeup.


When applying product to your face, always use your middle & ring fingers in small circles to break up the bonds in the makeup.

Double duty for your facial massage and lymph draining.


Remove makeup with sensitive Expensive wet wipes because makeup does not come out of fabric and cheap wet wipes denigrate.


*Never use toilet paper or Kleenex on your face, it splinters into the skin.


Silicone Scrubber (Dollar Tree) is recommended by dermatologists for exfoliating.


Pores face downward, rub upward or use circles to get product up into the pores.


I remove it with a White Non-Dyed Wash Cloth, (also the cheapest at Walmart)


Wash twice to completely remove makeup, then exfoliate.


If you are acne prone, Wash twice when not wearing makeup.

The first cleansing only removes the surface dirt.

A second deeper cleansing is required to remove gunk deep in the pores.

Acne is either a hormonal issue, disorder of the skin or usually, clogged pores.


Do Not Use Rough Scrubs with things like apricot seeds, they damage your skin.

Do not put salt into your product container


Do not use the electric scrub brushes or scrub sponges, they damage your skin.


A suction exfoliator can easily be damaging if used improperly.


My dermatologist says everyone needs Hyaluronic Acid followed by a Collagen Moisturizer, an Under Eye Serum and a Facial Sunscreen.


Let products dry completely before layering the next product.

Unless the directions say otherwise.



ONLY USE WHITE NON-DYED WASH CLOTHS

Your face is especially susceptible to bacteria and corrosions. Colored towels constantly release dye particles onto your skin, you can’t see but it contributes to skin irritation. You can see it in a super-magnifying mirror.


A Cosmetology License is an Excellent Side Hustle for Models & Talent.

I have tears from Seventeen Magazine, Italian Vogue and traveled with Fashion Photographers developing portfolios for International agencies.



This is a Living Document Updated Periodically

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