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How To Take Selfies When You’re Over 40

by Team Facetune / March 24, 2021

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Teens and twenty-somethings get all the attention when we talk about selfies. But if we’re being honest, 40 is the new 25, and you’ve got a lot to show your Insta-followers. 

Who said there’s an age limit for selfies? We certainly think you’ve got a rockin’ look. If you want to show off your latest look in the best light, follow these quick tips on how to take good selfie for anyone age 40 and over.

1 – Hold your camera above eye level

Honestly? This is a rule that everyone on earth should follow. When you snap a selfie below eye level, it can cause unwanted sagging in your photos. No thanks!

Holding your camera at eye level automatically slims out your face and looks super attractive. You don’t have to get too crazy with this, either. Put away the selfie sticks; just hold your camera up slightly higher than usual. To get the right angle, put your phone in selfie mode, find your eye level, and move your arm up an inch or two. You got it!

2 – Good lighting ain’t a compromise

Harsh LEDs or fluorescent lights don’t do anyone any favors. Natural light is your best friend. Try going outside during sunset (AKA “The Golden Hour”) to snap warm, glowing selfies that look like you hired a pro photographer. 

Your Selfies have never looked so good.
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Trapped inside? We feel you. If an outdoor selfie isn’t in the cards (or you just don’t feel like getting out of bed), get yourself a ring light. They hook up to your phone and immediately give you luxurious, studio-level lighting without the fuss. You can thank us later.

3 – Tastefully retouch

Want to de-emphasize certain features or smooth over a few lines? Want to smooth over some skin? We’ve got your back. Instead of caking on foundation, try Facetune2. 

Our Smoothing feature is perfect for minimizing those few annoying lines while showcasing your va-va-voom natural looks:

  • Open Facetune2. 
  • Go to Smooth. 
  • Select the smoothing tool and go over any areas that you would like to blend. 
  • If you’d like to amp up the smoothness, try the Smoother tool. 

It’s the perfect selfie with just a swipe of your finger, helping you enjoy your hot look without the worries.

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4 – Squinch yourself!

Have you heard of “squinching?” The term “squinch” was first coined by Peter Hurley, and it means to squint your eyes (just a little bit) by bringing your lower lids closer to your pupil. 

This is way more flattering than “smizing”, where you try to “smile with your eyes”. Sorry, Tyra.

Though, you can always edit your smile in a picture with just a few deft taps.

The bottom line for selfies over 40

Hey, those of us over 40 might not be able to pull off duck lips, but you can churn out sexy, rocking selfies that show your best side. Follow these tips to keep your selfie game strong, no matter your age. 

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