Tips for aspiring and working models
For working models who have reached a point where they are being booked for shows and photo shoots on a regular basis, it's a good idea to start thinking about creating a routine that fits with working as a model.
The first and foremost thing to think about is your health. Working models are obliged to take care of their looks more than many other professions would require to, and for that reason it's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But no matter how good models seem to look while they are working, they too often face the same skin problems, insecurities and stress from life as the rest of us.
It's very important to take care of yourself as a working model, especially if you are working long hours and don't have enough time for yourself. By looking after yourself as part of your regular daily life, you will remain looking and feeling much healthier than you would otherwise.
Eat well and try to make sure you have a balanced diet. Models' working hours tend to be long and tiring, with hours spent standing and posing. For that reason it's particularly important to make sure that you eat nutritiously on regular intervals. You should also always keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
While working models tend to be under quite a lot of pressure in terms of what's expected of their model appearance, it's a known fact that not many models have the time or the desire to do enough exercise. Lack of exercise and long days can easily equate to a deteriorated state of health. So take the time from your daily work to do at least a little bit of exercise to stay healthy and strong.
The long hours required from working models can easily make life feel more stressful than it actually is. You should try to balance your model work and other things in your life in a sensible way. Especially new models might take on more work than they can handle in order to get exposure, and while it may be beneficial for their careers, it might not be as beneficial to their minds or bodies. So take the time to create a system in your life that allows you to combine your work as a model with everything else in your life in the best possible way.