6 Tips to Attain a V-shape Face Naturally
Beauty comes with varying standards. For some, having porcelain-white skin reigns high on priorities while others lean toward doll-like eyes. However, one beauty standard that many Asians covet is the slim V-shape face. Characterised by a slender and well-defined jawline, chin, and cheekbones, this facial shape denotes femininity, youth, and elegance among women. But the ultimate question on everyone’s mind is, is it possible to get a V-shape face without surgery in Singapore? Keep on reading as we explore all the answers and solutions.
The V-shape face is inexplicably distinct. Also called the oval shape, many women desire this feature as it makes them look 10 years younger. It also gives you an irresistible contour by slimming down your cheeks and highlighting your jawline. If you want a V-shape face sans surgery, here are some of the best things to add to your daily routine:
Do facial exercises.
Facial exercises, or face yoga as some people call it, helps tone the muscles in your face. It targets the muscles and fats underneath your skin to tone and slim down your features. Moreover, it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as it tightens your skin.
Intrigued but don’t know which facial exercises to try? Here are some tried-and-tested facial exercises by Happy Face Yoga founder Gary Sikorski that can help you achieve a non-surgical V-shape face:
- For the jawline: Place your hands at the base of your neck, elevate your chin, and tilt your head backwards. Then, smile while extending your lower jaw and pushing the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Hold this position for 30 seconds.
- For the cheeks: Smile without showing your teeth, then roll your lips outward. Then, pull your muscles upward with the corners of your lips. Firmly place your finger at the corners of your lips and slowly push it towards your cheekbones. Continue pressing firmly for 20 seconds until you reach the top of the cheekbone.
Do cardio exercises.
Often, facial fat is caused by excess body fat. So, it’s best to up the ante and push for overall weight loss by performing regular cardio exercises. These exercises are great for burning body fat, especially on your face, and slimming down your facial features. This makes cardio highly effective in coveting a V-shape face without surgery!
Cardio exercises include:
- Riding a bike
Cardio also helps improve heart health, reducing the risks of illnesses and promoting overall health. If you ask us, that’s hitting two birds with one stone: a beautiful, slim face and a healthy body!
Drink more water.
Several studies highlight the positive benefits of drinking water to promote weight loss. It controls your appetite, increases metabolism, and makes exercise more efficient. Moreover, drinking lots of H2O also improves fluid retention in your body, which can reduce bloating and puffiness. This is especially important if your face often puffs up in the mornings, making you look fatter.
Drink at least 1 to 2 litres of water daily and remember to drink water before every meal. Doing so will suppress your appetite and help you minimise your daily calorie consumption.
Limit consumption of refined carbs.
Refined carbs are essentially bad carbs that sabotage your diet and make you look bloated. These include sugars and refined grains devoid of bran, fibre, and nutrients, such as white bread, pastries, pasta, and sweets. And since they have trace amounts of fibre, your body tends to digest them rapidly. This causes a spike in your blood sugar and makes you hungry faster, leading to overeating.
Instead of eating sugary carbs, opt for whole grains with more protein and fibre. These kinds of food help you stay full longer, boost your metabolism, and help you lose weight faster. As such, they’re a great addition to your diet if you want to get a V-shape face without surgery!
Reduce sodium intake.
Did you know that there’s a surprising link between salt and weight gain? Salt-rich foods push your body to retain water, which could then add numbers to the scale. But more than adding water weight, it also causes weight gain because of all the ultra-processed foods in it. Highly processed foods are less filling, causing you to eat more calories and gain weight. So, if you notice that your face looks bloated after eating a bag of crisps, you know the culprit! Reduce your sodium intake to reduce bloating and weight gain, which could accumulate on your face.
Get enough sleep.
We cannot stress this enough: sleep is vital for overall health! This is when your body goes into repair mode and recuperates your muscles and organs. But when it comes to achieving a natural V-shape face, the amount of beauty rest you get is quintessential.
Not getting enough sleep affects your metabolism, which may lead to unhealthy eating habits. A tired body consumes more calories to make up for all the energy, leading to weight gain. Moreover, your face will look fatter and puffier in the morning. Clock in at least seven hours of sleep daily to support weight loss and slim down your face.
Achieving a V-face shape with cosmetic treatments
While the above techniques are all great in transforming your facial shape, there are V-shape face treatments Singapore clinics offer. These can give you a more defined facial contour much faster and with less effort, at that! So, if you’re ready for permanent results, consider some cosmetic treatments to achieve your desired V-shape face. Depending on your goals and current skin status, your doctor may recommend dermal fillers, facelifts, or cosmetic surgery.
About the Author – Dr Michelle Lim
Dr Michelle Lim obtained her medical degree at the University of Queensland in Australia in 2009. After this, she completed her Ophthalmology apprenticeship at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne where she also undertook her postgraduate clinical research fellowship in retinal vascular disease.
Dr Lim trained intensively as an eye surgeon at the Singapore National Eye Centre and has a special interest in microsurgery and general ophthalmic procedures including cataract, refractive, glaucoma, cornea, retina, neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastic.
With this specialised background in Ophthalmology, Dr Lim brings attention to detail and key surgical finesse to aesthetic procedures: from rejuvenating lasers to anti-wrinkle injections to periorbital fillers. Her sense of aesthetics also extends to other parts of the face and body as she has a keen eye for detail and an appreciation for the artistry of facial aesthetics.