Wondering how to get a slimmer face?
Your Guide to Facial Exercises, Massage Techniques, and Lifestyle Changes.
A slim and contoured face is often associated with youthfulness and beauty. Hence, makeup contouring and plastic surgery has gained popularity over the years. However, you don’t need to go under the knife (or burn a hole in your wallet) for a slimmer face. There are natural, easier, faster and cheaper ways to achieve a sculpted look.
Here are 5 practical and effective tips to help you achieve a slimmer face. Adding these steps into your routine can promote a more defined and youthful appearance. Some of these have immediate effects!
1. Facial Massage or Guasha:
Regularly massaging your cheekbones and jawline with upward strokes can help improve blood circulation and reduce puffiness. Gently apply pressure with your fingertips while moving in upward motions towards your temples.
Guasha is also a common massage technique, using a scraping tool, to promote lymphatic drainage. Fluids in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxin buildup from our tissues. This promotes blood circulation and creates a lifting effect on your skin.
However, manual techniques for massage and guasha can get be tricky to learn. Using your hands can also get really tiring. You may consider home massaging devices that are easier to use and more effective. These beauty devices are the latest Korean beauty trend.
SSUNSU’s FourRolling device is ergonomic, designed specifically for face slimming. The rollers are designed to massage deep into the skin, to encourage the movement of lymph fluids. Just use it 10 minutes a day to see immediate face lifting results.
2. Jawline Exercises and Posture:
Looking down at your phones/laptops all day can weaken your chin and neck muscles. Over time, your double chin will be more visible. Remember to look up and stretch often. If you need to work long hours at your desk, consider upgrading your work station:
- Prop up your screen to eye level
- Get a good chair with a backrest to keep your back straight
As we age, muscles around our jaw or neck area may shrink or sag. Which further contributes to a droopy neck and double chin. Performing jawline exercises can help tone the muscles around your jaw and reduce facial fat. Try chin lifts, jaw clenches, and neck stretches to strengthen and sculpt the jawline.
Here are 5 recommended jawline exercises by experts.
Bonus tip: Some Kpop idols (like BTS’s Jungkook), shared that in order to get a more defined jawline during photoshoots, they’ll keep their tongue to the roof of the mouth. This technique is called mewing. It takes a bit of practise to get used to it, and may take a while to see effects. It’s not scientifically proven, but worth a shot!
3. Skincare ingredients:
There are skincare ingredients specifically formulated to promote skin firmness and elasticity. Look for ingredients like retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, collagen and peptides, which can help improve skin tone and reduce sagging.
These can be found in the form of typical skincare like masks, serums and creams.
Dr. Gloderm’s Lifting Facial Mask was designed by top dermatologists in Korea specifically for face lifting and slimming effects. With triple Hyaluronic Acid and CICA for maximum anti-aging effects.
It can also come in the form of skin supplements that help improve the skin from inside out.
SSUNSU’s Red Ginseng Jelly contains Hyaluronic Acid, Gluthatione, Collagen and Ginseng. 4 holygrail skincare ingredients high in antioxidants. Just 1 sachet a day, for 2-4 weeks, to achieve brighter and tighter skin. Couple it with some natural persimmons that's high in vitamin C (10 times that of an apple) to ensure the optimal glow.
4. Hydration and Diet:
Water is a super underrated beauty ‘ingredient’! When your body is hydrated, tissues can heal and increases its elasticity. Which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and sagging.
According to a study, drinking enough water proved to burn calories, reduce BMI and body fat. It can also quickly reduce water retention, which is known to be the top cause of puffy face.
We all love ramyeon and beer, but they are the biggest contributors to puffiness. Try to avoid them, but if you really need to scratch that itch, remember to drink lots of water!
Staying hydrated and maintaining a healthy diet will have a great positive impact on your facial appearance. Drink more water and consume a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins to reduce facial bloating!
You can also consider going on a detox to rid of the toxin build-up in your body. Supplements such as enzymes, garcinia cambogia, and maltodextrin can help to kick-start your detox journey, for healthier and faster metabolism.
5. EMS and RF, High & Low Frequency at-home treatment
According to a study, “RF, LLLT and HIFU showed statistical significant effects on body contouring, removing unwanted fat and cellulite in some body areas”.
Frequencies are the most common professional fat burning treatments provided in aesthetic slimming clinics. EMS, low frequency, induces muscle contraction through electrical stimulation, which burns fats and reduces cellulite, and maintains skin elasticity. RF, high frequency, generates deep heat to increase blood and lymph circulation. This activates collagen layer in the dermis, and accelerates combustion which helps with the absorption of nutrients.
While professional treatments are effective, they can also be very costly, 1 session can cost up to a few thousand dollars! Plus, finding time to make an appointment can be a hassle. However, with the latest advancement in Korean beauty, you can now enjoy these frequency treatments right at home. It’s much more affordable and convenient.
For example, SSUNSU’s FourRolling device, is also equipped with EMS, and RF (1Mhz), which is superior amongst home beauty devices. Over 500k devices were sold in Korea within 1 month of launch. Very popular amongst busy women, who need to juggle their career and family.
By implementing these tips, your face will look slimmer very quickly! You can also achieve a permanently slimmer face naturally in the long run by consistently practising these tips. By adding these changes in your routine, you can sculpt your facial features for a youthful and slimmer appearance. Remember, consistency is key, so be patient and persistent as you embark on this natural journey towards a slimmer face.