Sometimes, you just want to feel cute and seize the moment with a fun selfie. In fact, there’s a whole day devoted to this declaration of self-love: National Selfie Day, which falls on June 21st. Needless to say, it's the perfect day to pamper and indulge yourself for a picture-perfect moment. If you're a little camera shy or want tips and tricks for snapping the cutest photo possible, here's your guide on how to take the perfect selfie.

Get Your Glow On: Tips for Achieving Radiant Skin

Before you pick up your phone or camera, nourish your skin and bring your inner glow out with a routine that refreshes your face. If you’re wondering how to get flawless, camera-ready skin, you’re not alone! Luckily, your regimen doesn’t need to be super complicated. The basics for flawless skin include a cleanser, moisturizer and treatment. For effortless radiance, a few drops of Desert Essence Restorative Face Oil will do just the trick — besides a subtle glow, it also delivers a surge of moisture with antioxidants.

Mane Attraction: How to Achieve Lustrous Locks

Besides nourishing your skin for a glowy complexion, revitalize your hair care routine for glossy, voluminous and silky soft strands on camera. Other than using your go-to shampoo and conditioner, prepare your mane with a coconut-infused hair lotion or curl cream for flawless hair. When you style your hair with a curling iron or straightener, remember to use Desert Essence Coconut Hair Defrizzer & Heat Protector Spray to guard your strands against heat damage.

Easy Makeup Tips for Effortless Selfie-Ready Looks

No matter how bold or subtle you want your makeup to look, your selfie makeup routine should start with primer. A primer will help form an even canvas that prevents your makeup from budging. After using primer, you can apply a foundation that matches your skin shade and warm up your cheeks with a natural blush color. You can also use a subtle contour and pop highlighter on the high points of your face, but go in with a light hand. If you’re using flash, bear in mind that the light may exaggerate your makeup.

As a rule of thumb, choose from either a bold lip or a statement eye to prevent one from overwhelming the other in your picture. That said, have fun, and don't shy away from experimenting a little!

Lighting is Key: How to Use Lighting to Your Advantage

When it comes to lighting, natural lighting is best, especially when you snap your pic during the golden hour, which is the hour right after sunrise or before sunset. Long story short, these times of day will give your selfie a softer, warmer look. Of course, natural lighting can also work most other times of the day. If it’s a bright day, seek out a more shaded area to avoid harsh shadows. On overcast days, stand out beneath the sky to get the best lighting possible. If you’re indoors, facing a brightly lit window will also work.

Even if you can’t access good natural lighting, you can still play with artificial lights to capture the perfect selfie. Generally, you want your light source to be soft and diffused to avoid harsh shadows. Your light should also be big enough so that it lights your face evenly — a small overhead bulb, for example, can create harsh shadows. Ideally, you want to be facing your light source so that it lights your entire face.

Find Your Best Angle: Tips for Posing for Selfies

Finding the just-right selfie angle can involve a lot of trial and error. While snapping a few selfies can help you figure out where your best side is, there are a few tips and tricks you can test out. Start by angling your phone ever so slightly above your forehead, then tilt your face from different sides to find your good side. Having your phone facing down on you gives you more of a doe-eyed look while looking down at your camera gives you more of a mysterious vibe. Some people also prefer using the back camera to the selfie camera — depending on your phone model, you may get a better resolution with the non-selfie camera.

Other than your face angle, don’t forget your background! You want your background to be visually intriguing but not too distracting.

Smile, You're Beautiful: Tips for Achieving a Confident Smile in Selfies

Keep your eyes directly on the camera and smile! Try to smile as naturally as you can since you don’t want your grin to come off as forced. One helpful trick is to breathe out to soften and relax your expression.

Any day can be the just-right day for taking a fun selfie. But if you’re feeling like marking your calendar, remember that June 21st is National Selfie Day. After pampering your skin and tousling your hair with your Desert Essence favorites, snap away!