What do you do when your photo doesn’t look right?
You try to hide the wrinkles.
You try not to look like you’ve got any wrinkles.
And sometimes you try to keep your cheeks and forehead from being too prominent.
But for some people, the only option is to go full-on clammy.
“The whole clammy thing is just something I’ve never been comfortable with,” says Heather Molloy, 28, who suffers from hyper-pigmentation and is a former fashion model.
“But it’s not a secret that I’ve got to keep my face as pretty as possible.
It’s a lot easier to hide it when you’re in the nude.”
A recent experiment found that it was far easier to get that same glow through photos of the naked body than through photos with other skin tones.
In fact, the photos in question were all taken from the same photo set of 100 people and all of them were shown to have their faces covered in layers of light reflecting off the walls and ceilings of a room.
“My mom is very protective of me, and I’ve always been really nervous about showing my natural beauty,” Molloys says.
“I’m constantly trying to figure out how to get the best possible result with my photos, so I’m always trying to keep myself from being completely naked.
I think a lot of people are hiding their wrinkles and blemishes in photos, but I think I’m the first one who has really been trying to hide those things.”
A Clammy Face in a Photo