Facial appearance plays a vital role in our confidence and self-esteem. Many people want to slim their face to highlight their features and achieve a more elegant appearance. There are different techniques for this, some natural and some not.
We will explore various techniques that can help you refine your face, with an emphasis on natural, non-invasive solutions .
Facial exercises to refine the face
Just like your body, your facial muscles need exercise to stay toned. Regular facial exercises can help strengthen your facial muscles , which can help refine contours.
Exercises such as "forced smiling" (smiling while keeping your lips closed), strengthening the neck and chin muscles, and neck rotation movements can all contribute to a slimmer face. This is also called facial gymnastics, exercises that can help your skin stay “young” and firm if you do them very regularly.
These are exercises that you can do wherever you are. There are 4 simple exercises to firm your face:
- Firm up a sagging neck: Simply press the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth and, looking up, hold your chin towards the ceiling, then smile and swallow. You can perform this exercise for 30 to 60 seconds.
- Lift your cheek muscles: Simply close your lips and smile gently and then pull your cheeks in as much as possible. For the exercise to be effective, hold the movement for 8 to 15 seconds and repeat it 5 times.
- Smooth the forehead: Simply furrow your eyebrows as much as you can while bringing them above the eyes. Then, do the opposite movement! Repeat this 5 times.
- Lift the creases around the nose: Smile as hard as possible and press the tip of your finger on the creases between the nose and lips. Lift the muscles while pressing your fingertips onto your cheek muscles. This technique strengthens the muscles in your cheeks! Repeat this for 10 to 15 seconds.
Lymphatic massages with gua sha
Lymphatic facial massage is known to help eliminate toxins , reduce fluid retention and improve blood circulation . Use gentle, upward motions to massage your face, paying particular attention to areas where you want to refine the contours. You can also use skin-beneficial essential oils to get better results.
The oils will facilitate the fluidity of the massage, you can perform the massage with your previously washed hands, but the most effective is to do it using a gua sha, an ancestral Chinese accessory which will refine your face.
A balanced diet
A healthy and balanced diet is essential if you want to refine your face. Facial exercises and massage will not be effective if your diet is not balanced. Avoid foods high in salt and sugar, as they can lead to water retention and facial swelling.
Instead, opt for nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains. Drinking plenty of water is also essential to keep your skin hydrated and glowing (at least 1.5 liters/day).
Makeup to refine your face
Makeup can be a powerful tool to refine your face. Use contouring techniques to create shadows and highlights that will give the illusion of thinner lines.
Apply a darker shade along the temples, cheeks and jawline to refine these areas, and use a lighter shade on the tops of the cheekbones and chin to highlight them. Make sure to blend products well for a natural, harmonious look.
A hairstyle adapted to refine your face
Hairstyle plays a major role in the appearance of your face. This is why you must find the hairstyles adapted to the shape of your face in order to refine it if you wish.
Consult a professional hairstylist to find the cut that best suits your face shape . For example, haircuts with highlights falling to the sides of the face can help create the illusion of thinner features.
It all depends on the shape of your face, if you have a rather round face, opt for a long haircut and vice versa if you have a fairly thin face, short cuts will suit you perfectly and further refine your face.
Refining your face requires a comprehensive approach that combines facial exercises, massages, a balanced diet, appropriate makeup techniques and a suitable hairstyle.
Let's say that results will really be visible if you respect all of these elements by combining them. You can always do a facelift if you wish, but it is still risky, we advise you to do a facelift without surgery in this case.
However, each face is unique and only you can find the best solution to refine your face as you wish!