Trying to improve your facial features can be frustrating, especially when there’s no “how to” guide that’s one-size-fits-all. In this post, we’re aiming to help improve your facial aesthetics by offering tips that can help improve your confidence and appearance.
We’ll be going over some simple but effective methods to help you improve your facial aesthetics and your confidence in this brief article. You can do many things; even small changes can significantly impact you. Don’t believe me? Shave off your eyebrows and see the kind of impact they have on your facial features. Just like a small change can have a negative effect on appearance, the opposite is true – a small change can level up your looks.
A good starting point is to make sure you are fully hydrated. Water helps to flush out any toxins in your body and can help improve your skin as well as your overall health. If drinking enough water is something you need help with, a good starting point can be to get a water bottle that will track your water consumption throughout the day. Remember, even if you think you’re drinking enough water throughout the day, there’s a good chance you still need more to hit the mark. The human body is mainly made of water, so – drink up!
If you’ve already tried and failed to use water bottles, another option is to track your water consumption using an app, and there are many available in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Our favorites include Plant Nanny and Waterllama. Both of these apps allow you to set up reminders to drink up.
You are probably wondering what the heck is mewing. Well, I’m going to break it down for you. It’s the practice of placing your tongue to the roof of your mouth, with your lips closed, and your teeth touching. This practice was created in the 1970s by an orthodontist named John Mew.
It is said to help reduce the appearance of a double chin and other facial sagging. It can also help with the appearance of drooping cheeks and sharpen the appearance of one’s jawline. Of course, there’s evidence for and against this method, but it takes considerable practice and consistent doing to see actual results.
It doesn’t matter how nice of a facial structure you have if it’s hiding behind layers of fat. For example, you could have the best possible cheekbones known to humanity, but no one would ever know if they were hidden behind a few layers of chub. Of course, you won’t shed extra weight overnight, but a significant first step is to figure out a fitness plan for yourself and your goals.
Now when we are talking about losing weight, we don’t mean to go on a crash diet or to start something drastic. We’re talking about getting a gym membership and fixing your bad eating habits to help support getting a leaner look. Anything drastic will leave you looking gaunt and sickly – that’s not something you want.
A Healthy Glow
We just finished talking about getting healthier and losing some weight to help show off the features you already have. Another visual booster would be to have a nice healthy glow on your skin. Beta-Carotene will give a healthy, natural glow to your face and skin. Beta-Carotene is naturally found in red, yellow, orange, and green leafy fruits and veg. Examples are carrots, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and cantaloupe. The brighter the color, the richer the source of beta-carotene in the vegetable or fruit.
Now if you aren’t big on these kinds of fruits and vegetables, you could always go with a supplement to help get the Beta-Carotene that you need for your system to get that healthy glow. It is also said to help reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles and may help protect the skin against UV radiation.
Starting a good skincare routine can be overwhelming, but once you start seeing your skin improve, you’ll know it’s worthwhile. Everybody has different skin, but once you identify and understand your skin, you’ll be ready for the next step. This is a guide from the American Academy of Dermatology Association and a perfect starting place. We also recommend adding in an excellent vitamin c serum, it will help brighten your skin and help even out your skin tone. It can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidants in vitamin c serum may also help reverse the effects of sun damage on the skin.
It sounds like something your girlfriend or sister takes in the morning, but collagen supplements can help your skin too. It’s a naturally occurring protein that makes up almost 75% of our skin, so a collagen supplement can help restore your skin and keep it looking full. This supplement can also help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, a collagen supplement can help restore the skin barrier and elasticity. It can also improve the texture and clarity of the skin overall.
We recommend getting a hydrolyzed collagen powder that you can mix into your morning coffee or your post-workout smoothie to receive maximum benefits from it.
Taking Care of Inflammation:
Have you ever noticed that your face is a little puffy and inflamed when you wake up in the morning? This inflammation can last a couple of hours and make your undereye bags and dark circles look bloated and irritated. Overall it’s just not a great look, and luckily it’s easy to combat this by washing your face with some cold water in the morning and applying something cold right away.
We recommend an ice-gel mask that you can easily store in your freezer (or fridge!) for when you need it, and leave it on for a few minutes every morning to help take care of the inflammation. In a pinch, you can also use a cold metal spoon to take care of your puffy under eyes.
It’s essential to take care of your hair; giving it a simple style will change your look dramatically. One of our favorite products is black castor and flaxseed oil. While it will help you style your hair, it also has other benefits. Applying just a little will help nourish your hair, help with growth, and help to strengthen your hair. In addition, it has a natural feeling that holds whatever style you choose and will give your hair a healthy shine. The best part is that a little bit will go a long way for your hair and eyebrows. You can even use it on your facial hair.
This might be silly, but taking care of your mouth is essential. Having a healthy smile is incredibly underrated. Making sure you are brushing your teeth regularly with a whitening toothpaste and flossing nightly can go a long way. Only a few people out there find a well-maintained mouth unattractive, and if you aren’t taking proper care of your mouth, it can be downright repulsive.
You could even take it one step further by keeping your lips soft. One good way is to gently brush a toothbrush over the skin, and the key is to be gentle. The skin on your lips is incredibly sensitive. But remember that after exfoliating, add chapstick or lip balm. You could even do a lip scrub to exfoliate. In the morning and throughout the day you can do a simple colorless lip balm, then switch to a more heavy-duty, intensive healing balm at night before heading to bed. The following person you kiss will be appreciative of the extra care you take.
For More Tips
For more tips, you should check out our other videos and posts. We discuss hair styling and facial hair aesthetics. This post helped you to find a good starting point for how to start your journey to improving your facial features. One thing to remember is that change doesn’t happen overnight and that if something isn’t working for you, change it up.
We suggest checking out our piece on building a wardrobe next.
“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength” – Theodore Roosevelt.