There’s something about watching a skincare routine that makes life seem easier. Maybe it’s seeing someone else apply their products in the morning—and then magically get their skin looking perfect—that makes us want to try it ourselves. Or maybe it’s just nice to see an expert at work and learn how they take care of their skin so well. Whatever your reason for wanting to film a skincare routine video, here are 10 tips for making one that will help you make your own!
1. Get the best lighting possible
Lighting is important for several reasons: it ensures that your face and skin look good, and it helps to convey an overall feeling of luxury and femininity. The first step in achieving great lighting is to use natural light. Using natural lighting will ensure that you look your best and gives you a chance to show off what kind of makeup you’re wearing. If you don’t have access to good natural light from a window or lamp, consider using ring lights (think YouTube makeup tutorials), which are positioned over your head so they illuminate everything in front of them evenly instead of providing any shadowing effects; this makes them perfect if you want strong overhead illumination without making yourself look washed out! Another option is investing in tripod-mounted LED lights—these come with adjustable brightness settings so you don’t have to worry about adjusting multiple parts at once when switching between different types of videos—and some even include built-in reflectors so they can double as fill sources behind the subject while still giving plenty of illumination on their own!
2. Use a tripod
A tripod will help you keep your camera steady, which is especially important when filming close-up shots or when you’re moving around. You can use a smartphone tripod adapter or a small tripod (like this one) to affix your phone to any surface that’s sturdy enough to support it. Tripods also make it easy to ensure the camera is at eye level and the same height as your face so that viewers don’t have to strain their necks watching from below—and they help ensure that everything looks crisp and in focus throughout filming.
3. Make sure you have a good camera
If you are going to be using a webcam, make sure to test your webcam first. If you have any issues with your microphone, such as feedback or background noise, these problems can also be solved with little research and practice.
- A good camera should have an HD resolution of 1080p or higher. This will give you clear images, even when zoomed in on your face closely.
- The tripod is important because if it doesn’t hold the camera steady enough then blurry footage will result from camera movement during filming sessions and possibly even after uploading videos too so make sure that your tripod isn’t shoddy before purchasing one!
4. Use a microphone for voiceover
- Use a microphone with a pop filter.
Pop filters are those mesh things you see on microphones, and they’re not just for decoration. They help keep plosive sounds (like “p” and “b”) from sounding too harsh in your audio, making your voice sound more professional and less like it’s being recorded inside an echo chamber. If you’re using a standalone microphone to record yourself talking, this is one of the easiest ways to make sure your video is easy on the ears—and bonus: it’ll make anyone watching feel like they’re sitting right next to you!
- Choose high-quality mics over cheap ones.
While many vloggers swear by the effectiveness of their $40 mic set-ups, pro audio experts will tell you there’s no substitute for quality equipment when it comes to capturing great sound in studio environments or noisy outdoor locations where most people film their skincare routines. The difference between a cheap mic that picks up every little noise around it (including ambient noise) versus one designed specifically with a voice recording in mind can mean all the difference between an amateurish final product or something truly polished—and professional looking!
5. Invest in ring lights
Ring lights are an easy way to achieve beautiful, diffused, soft light on your face. They’re also quite expensive, but there are cheaper options available that can get you similar results. If you want to buy one, they’re readily available online or at any number of camera stores around town.
6. Prime your skin to get rid of redness
If your skin tends to turn red, it’s helpful to have a primer on hand that will reduce the appearance of redness before filming. A good primer can also help even out skin tone, making you look more radiant and youthful. You may even want to consider using a dewy finish setting spray after applying your makeup, as this can make the skin appear more luminous in photos and videos (not only does it look nice in stills, but it also makes for great-looking footage).
7. Use products with simple packaging
One of the easiest ways to make your skincare routine video look more professional is by using products that are easy to see, use, clean up and store. You don’t want your viewers scrutinizing how you apply the product on your face or how long it takes you to wash your hands afterwards.
The easiest way to achieve this is by using products with simple packaging. You can also choose products with a design that is similar in color so they blend in with one another easily. If you have multiple products from a line then it would be wise not only from an esthetics standpoint but also from a branding perspective as well if everything matches (or at least alludes) together into a cohesive unit instead of being disparate pieces thrown together randomly for the sake of convenience alone. This will give viewers confidence that they really are getting quality results because there’s so much thought put into every single step along their journey towards better skincare!
8. Edit your video
Video editing is an important part of film production, and having a strong edit can make or break your video.
First off: watch for continuity errors in your footage. This just means that there should be no noticeable jump in time between clips—it doesn’t matter if it’s seconds or minutes since the last time we saw something; as long as it doesn’t look jarringly different from one shot to another, it will seem like one continuous scene has been filmed rather than multiple scenes spliced together with little regard for whether they fit together neatly or not. To fix continuity issues while they’re still fresh in your mind after filming each section separately before combining them into one whole product, later on, would require many hours spent editing out all these transitions between shots—but luckily there’s another way! Knowing where to post your video will also help you determine the correct size and dimensions you will need. Thankfully, you can try some free editing software that allows you to resize your video depending on what social media platform it will be posted.
9. Include some background music while editing to make it more interesting and engaging to your viewers
Add music to your video while editing to make it more interesting and engaging to your viewers.
You can use royalty-free music or a track you own but always look for something that matches the tone of your video. Don’t use a happy song if you’re reviewing an exfoliating product!
Choose music appropriate for your target audience, the length of your video, and the content itself. For example: don’t use an upbeat pop song if it’s going to be too distracting from what you want people watching on their screens (and also not something we could recommend listening to).
Filming a skincare routine video is a lot of work but definitely worth it. You will be able to share your beauty secrets and you can also monetize it by sharing some links to your shop or your affiliated products. Essentially, make sure to invest in your ring light, microphone, cameras, and even your make-up kits. These will not only help you produce a great video but will also make or break your presentation.