Getting your face looking snatched and sculpted can be done in so many ways! There are some amazing skincare products on the market now, more contour products than ever, as well as both surgical and nonsurgical procedures that can have you putting your best face forward.
Does our facial skin need extra help?
Some people spend an hour on skin care every day, while others only seem to need soap and water. Everyone’s skin is unique; where one person has a problem area, other people won’t. Some people react well to retinoids and acids, and other people have a huge breakout and skin burns.
Skincare doesn’t need to be complicated; it should be something that fits in with your lifestyle and needs.
As we age, our skin becomes less elastic, but at what point this happens to you has a lot to do with genetics; other things can play a part too. Drinking enough water, staying up late, smoking and more can impact how supple our skin is.
The skin on our face needs extra protection because it is exposed to UV rays all day, pollution, bacteria, viruses and chemicals all day.
In comparison to other parts of our body, our faces face more. So extra help to look supple, soft and healthy is a must.
The bases of good skin care are keeping skin clean and removing dead skin cells regularly.
Does massage sculpt facial skin?
Facial massages aren’t just great for relaxing us during times of stress; when done regularly, they can reveal a new face shape! They are called macro beauty massages and are targeted messages to work on muscles, lymph nodes and nerves. They promote and support the skin’s effort to be healthy from the inside out (because there are layers to the skin).
You can do these massages at home, but it is better to have them done professionally to get the best results.
For an at-home facial massage, you’ll need a really good face oil that is packed with probiotics, amino acids and gentle acids.
Depuff the under eyes by massaging with steady pressure from the corner of the eye to the hairline, hold the pressure at the hairline for a few seconds and do it again. You’ll see the eye begin to de-puff.
The forehead holds a lot of tension, and you can release much of it by pressing your palm between your brows and massaging in a circular motion. Feeling tense? Do it for longer.
For the jaw, with steady pressure on each side, slide your thumb up towards the ears and hold.
You’ll see an instant snatched look, but you’ll need to keep it up to hold on to those results.
What about semi-permanent or permanent options?
Your jaw can be sculpted with massage and fillers, and it will give you an instant definition that lasts. Cheekbone fillers lift the cheeks and give a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
Fillers add volume and plumpness and can also improve symmetry, lasting up to 5 years, and you can have them topped up when you want to. Botox is used for adding volume and reducing fine lines, but it can also be used for migraine sufferers. Generally, botox will last about six months.
There are also cool sculpting options that freeze fat and tighten the look of the skin, used predominantly on the neck, jawline and chin.
While those are ideal for sculpting and snatching the face, they won’t help things like deep wrinkles, thin lips (unless you get filler) and the shape of your nose; while some shaping can happen, a more permanent solution will be the best option, visit this page for more information.
Peels, microdermabrasion and other chemical treatments will reveal a fresh layer of skin and that can give you a renewed look for a month or more.
Can I just sculpt and snatch with makeup?
For those who aren’t looking for longer, laster solutions like chemical peels, fillers or surgery, and for those who don’t want to dedicate time to massages – makeup can be the answer.
With the right shading and light placement on the face, you can change the whole shape of your face. For the best results, underpainting is one of the best techniques used by makeup professionals for long-lasting makeup and shaping.
Contour, concealer and blush will be applied, usually a cream, before the foundation. You’ll use less product in the first place, and because the foundation goes on top, there is a more natural and diffused look to start with. Underpainting is currently a huge TikTok trend, and there are many makeup artists who show their own techniques that you can learn from.
Alternatively, you can stick with the more traditional darker contour in a three-shape. Around the top of the forehead, down to draw a line under the cheekbone and then under the jaw. When it’s first applied, it will look like the number three.
Highlighting the brow bone, under the cheek contour and down the nose. You can change the shades and shapes until you find the right look for you.
The darker shade acts as a shadow on the face, which creates the illusion of the shape you have created.
If that sounds like a lot of work, there is also the possibility of using bronzer as a contour and just dusting around where you would use a contour stick.
Many people find that the warmth of bronzer is softer and requires less effort from them. The bonus of bronzer is that cooler tones in contour can sometimes appear greyish, and that doesn’t give the warming effect and can leave you looking more sallow and tired.
Shaping your lips can be done with a lip liner that is close to the same color as your lips, but just minimally overlining, then filling in with the shape shade and applying some gloss to the middle of the bottom lip.
And a final trick that has nothing to do with your skin is getting a haircut that suits your face! Hair theory means that changing how your hair lays, the length or the volume makes your face shape appear different. But before you get the haircut of your dreams, you need healthy locks: Top Methods To Improve Hair Health – Angela Ricardo.