How to Have a Nice Face
When it comes to facial features, a slim or healthy looking face is usually considered, by most people, to be more attractive than a wide or unhealthy looking one. While some facial features such as the overall width from chin to forehead and the shape of the nose can't be changed naturally, others can. If you're a man and want to know how to get a more handsome face, or if you're a woman and want to make your face prettier, all that may be needed is for you to make a few changes to your face by changing your lifestyle and taking a few simple steps each day. But these types of changes aren't going to happen overnight, so if you want them, you'll have to keep at it on a daily basis and do a few different things to sculpt the overall shape of your face as much as you can. So in this article, I'm going to cover some of the techniques and methods you can use to get a firmer, more healthier looking face.
Increasing your water intake is one of the single most important things you can do for your face and overall look of your skin. Water helps keep the skin looking healthy by aiding in the body in the removal of toxins acidic elements. If you're a sufferer of acne, rosacea, dermatitis or any other skin ailment, simply drinking more water may help reduce the symptoms and boost your overall confidence in yourself and the way you look. Doctors and nutritionists usually recommend for people to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day or more. Now while this may cause you to have to use the bathroom a lot, it's definitely worth a few extra trips to the toilet in order to have healthy looking skin. So try replacing whatever you normally drink each day with more water and I'm sure you'll begin to see the benefits within 2 weeks.
The only thing that has more of an effect on your facial skin and overall appearance other than water, is your diet. What you put into your body will definitely have an effect on what the outside of your body looks like. What you want to do, is not only make sure you're eating healthy foods, but also make sure to switch it up a lot and introduce new foods into your diet. Variety is key, because there's many foods that can supply your body and skin with nutrients and vitamins that other foods can't. You should completely overhaul your diet and stick to it. Many people who first decide to switch their diets, end up giving up after a week or two. In order to reap the benefits of a healthy diet, you must stay consistent with it over a long-term period. First you should cut out all the fatty foods from your diet and try to stick to a mostly low-fat diet since this will help get rid of a lot of your facial fat and make the face look thinner and younger. Try to reduce your intake of acidic foods, which would include red meat, chocolate and sweets, soda, and fried and greasy foods. Replace this with more alkaline foods, which would include more vegetables and fruits, amongst other things. It's ok to sneak a few sweets or junk food into your diet every now and then (once every 2 weeks or so), but try to keep things consistent and try to stick to being healthy. After completely overhauling your diet, you should start to see a difference in your overall look within 3 to 4 weeks.
Facial exercises may not be very beneficial when it comes to reducing facial fat, since most people lose fat all over their bodies no matter which area they work out, instead of in just one area. But facial exercises can definitely help tighten the skin around your face by building up the muscles in your cheeks and other areas of the face. There are a number of different exercises you can do, but try to stick with it and keep at it every day to see fruits of your labor. One exercise that will help tighten up the lower part of your face around the chin area, would be to tilt your head back gently until you feel the skin beneath your chin around the neck tighten up, and then stick your chin out a little and open and close your mouth 10 times while feeling the stretch. Do about 10 sets of these every day and you will probably start to see results within about a month. Another exercise you can do is cheek exercises. To do this, simply smile and raise and lower your cheeks about 10 times while still smiling. On the 10th time you raise your cheeks, hold them there for about 10-20 seconds and then lower them again and repeat. This will help build your cheek muscles which will help tighten the overall skin around the center of your face. There are all kinds of other things you can do, just search the internet for these types of workouts and you'll find plenty of more ideas.
Chewing gum everyday can help the face tighten up some of it's skin for the same reasons facial exercises can. It's not quite as effective as those types of exercises, but if you're doing it all day long, it will definitely help keep the facial muscles busy and will even help to stop your body from depositing fat there since it's keeping the area busy. It's best to go with sugar-free gum, not only because it's low-fat but also because it's better for your teeth and harder to chew so you get more benefits from it. Trident is one brand that is acceptable and one which is approved by dentists. Not to mention it comes in a number of different flavors so you'll probably never get bored with it. Although I must admit, it runs out of it's flavor pretty quickly even though they advertise it on the package as having long-lasting flavor. Try to chew gum as often as you can during the day and within about 2 months you should see some noticeable results.
Your body will often deposit fat beneath the chin if you're head is always faced downward or at an angle to where the neck area is not very tight. To prevent this, you should try to keep a good posture and keep your neck and head straight when you're sitting or standing. Once you start doing this, your body will tend to distribute fat in other areas of the body as well, instead of just in the neck and chin region. This will help stretch the skin out on the face and make it look slimmer and more attractive over time. If your back or neck hurts at first, that is probably normal and will go away eventually, as your body is adjusting to new positions it isn't often in. However, you should consult some pictures or guides online to make sure your posture is correct, as pain in the back and neck can also be caused by bad posture.
Sunlight, believe it or not, supplies vitamins to the human body and helps the skin continue to look healthy. Our bodies convert sunlight into vitamin D, which is one of the vitamins that really have an impact on the way our skin looks. This is why state prisons will usually let their inmates walk around outside for an hour each day. So if you're not getting enough sunlight in your daily routine, you may want to start making sure you do. But I'm sure you've heard that sunlight can also cause damage to the skin or cause skin cancer, and this is definitely true. The trick is to get enough sunlight, but not so much to where the UV rays start damaging it. Try not to be out in the sun during noon time, when it's highest in the sky and when it's rays are strongest. Try to get sun around 10am or 2pm, which would be ideal times when the sun is strong enough to give you your daily vitamins, without actually hurting you.
Skin Products and Washing
Just because a company sells a product in stores and advertises it as being good for your skin, doesn't mean it's the truth. Many people assume that if a skin product is FDA-approved and being sold on the shelves in stores over-the-counter, then it must be safe or effective. This couldn't be further from the truth. If you asked people in their 40's or 50's with healthy skin how they did it, most will tell you that they kept things natural and didn't use lots of facial or skin products when they were young. Natural, fragrance-free moisturizers are probably the only thing you should put on your face, and you should only use them when you really need them. Everything else is just wasted money and you are basically paying companies to screw up your face. Your skin has a protective layer of oil on it, which is called sebum. Once you start putting all these harsh products on your face, and washing your face excessively, you are only removing the sebum and then you have very little protection over your skin. You should only wash your face about once or twice a day, and if you do, you should do it with mild or lukewarm water. Hot or cold water can be bad for your skin, as hot water dries it out and cold water isn't very good for your blood vessels and can damage the cappillaries. When you go to dry your face, try to pat it dry gently and don't rub it hard. Make sure the towel you are using is gentle and not too abrasive, and you should definitely make sure it's clean as well.
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