June 21 is National Selfie Day!

Taking selfies is a social media trend that doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. Typically, people take hundreds of selfies only to delete just as many before taking one they deem worthy of posting. We all want to be perceived a certain way and often, our selfies don’t turn out as planned. The next time you go to take a selfie, use these tips for getting the right lighting and angles so you look your best!

  1. Avoid taking the DMV selfie: If you position your face in the center of the frame, it won't look very interesting and will probably look like your license photo. Consider using the top-left or top-right corner of the frame, with your eye-line one-third down from the top, for a more compelling shot. 
  2. Experiment with angles: As you view yourself in your camera, tilt your head to the left or right. You probably look better on one side than the other. Tilt your phone in a way that highlights your best side.
  3. Pay attention to your shoulders: Adjust your shoulders so they are not parallel to the camera. Turn slightly to the right or left to see which position looks best.
  4. Look for the right lighting: Pose in an area with good lighting. Natural lighting looks best so try either inside near a window or outside. Hold the camera so you can see yourself in the light. Position yourself a few different ways, and take note of the spots with the best lighting. Ideally, an hour after sunrise or an hour before sunset is unbeatable. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for any awkward shadows on your face.
  5. Get glowing, not oily, skin: Before you zoom in too close, apply a matte powder to your face for indoor shots, or a translucent mineral sunscreen like BRUSH ON BLOCK® to keep your skin safe and shine-free outdoors. 

The best selfies are the ones that show the real you. Express yourself and have fun. You can always delete the photos you don't like and try again.

Brush On Block Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen helps protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun, so you'll always be selfie-ready!