Our appearance impacts our self-esteem and how we’re perceived — and if you find yourself unsatisfied with your jawline, you might wonder what you can do about it. Traditional options like dermal fillers and plastic surgery can provide dramatic results, but these are invasive procedures that require downtime.
Today’s guide will walk you through some of our top tips for achieving a more defined jawline without pain or downtime.
1. Practice Jaw Toning Exercises
Like any other part of your body, when your neck or jaw muscles are stronger, your jawline looks more toned and defined. Something as simple as chewing gum can help to define your jawline, but you can also do specific jawline exercises designed to firm and tone.
Look for exercises that work your neck muscles, like chin lifts and tongue and mouth exercises. Taking a holistic approach to exercising this area of your body and doing so consistently can make a massive difference to your jawline definition.
2. Address Issues Like Teeth Grinding
If your concerns around jawline definition are more about the shape of your jaw than keeping everything tight, it might be worth exploring factors that can build up certain areas of your jaw and neck, like your masseter muscle. For instance, if you grind your teeth in your sleep or carry a lot of tension in your lower jaw, this can build up your jaw muscles in ways that impact your appearance.
If you think you might be grinding your teeth or are concerned that other factors may affect your jaw, it’s essential to speak to your doctor or dentist. They can provide tools and tips to alleviate grinding which will in turn help the muscle be less tense, creating a more defined jawline.
3. Try Microcurrent Treatments
Microcurrent treatments are beneficial for sculpting and firming your face and neck. NuFACE devices are designed to compliment your skin and may help you to achieve the appearance of a more defined jawline. When using a microcurrent device, you’ll be able to see instant results and long-term transformation over time.
The NuFACE Smart App has tutorials and helpful hints to ensure you get the most out of your device. Rather than a costly and invasive neck lift or facelift, embracing cutting-edge technology like microcurrent therapy can work wonders for skin tightening in your jaw area. To treat the jawline specifically, consider trying the Neck Lift treatment or a 5-Minute Facial Lift.
4. Address Signs of Aging
One of the main causes of a sagging jawline and loss of facial definition is aging. Elastin and collagen production decreases as you age, which can cause your skin to appear looser, less firm, and less supple overall. You lose muscle density with age, and skin starts to sag, which may create softening around your jawline where excess skin forms jowls.
You may want to consider using a microcurrent device to address signs of aging. NuFACE Microcurrent Devices are designed for those looking for a non-invasive way to support their skin regimen and improve facial contouring and definition. Use nourishing skincare with your device to improve lifting results instantly and over time.
To enhance and define your facial features with NuFACE, start by cleansing and exfoliating your skin with Prep-N-Glow Facial Wipes. This creates a fresh palette for the other steps of your skincare routine. Follow with a spritz of Supercharged IonPlex® Facial Mist to hydrate, which helps improve your microcurrent treatment for a fresher-looking complexion.
Then, apply a few drops of your favorite NuFACE® Ionized Super Booster onto your fingertips and massage it into clean, dry skin until fully absorbed. Brush a mask-like layer of your favorite NuFACE® Microcurrent Activator in sections as you lift and glide your Microcurrent device over your skin.
5. Improve Your Diet and Hydration
Your diet and hydration has a huge impact on your overall well-being, and your skin is no different. Sodium may make you retain water, creating a bloated or puffy appearance, especially around your face, obscuring your jawline definition. Minimizing your sodium intake may encourage that jawline definition you’re hoping for.
Similarly, alcohol consumption can lead to bloating and swelling, both of which can cause your facial features to look puffy. This, too, can change how your face looks, particularly around your jawline. Consider cutting down on alcohol and drinking plenty of water to keep your body adequately hydrated. However, as with any dietary change, it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional.
6. Know Your Angles
Celebrities know this one simple tip to get a stunning jawline in photos: know your angles. Understanding how to flatter your face shape in pictures can give your lower face the illusion of a better jawline.
Practice in a mirror to find your best angle, but in general, a slight angle will show your jawbone to the best effect. Try to sit up straight and keep your shoulders back — slouching can create the look of a double chin, even if you don’t have one. When it’s time to take the picture, press your tongue to the roof of your mouth. This helps lift and elongate the neck, reducing the appearance of a double chin. Gently tilt your chin down and to the side to emphasize your jawline for an ultra-flattering look.
Defining Your New Look
With simple exercises and a skincare routine that nourishes and tones, you can transform your jawline and complexion into your favorite feature in no time. Consider adapting lifestyle changes like improving hydration,, practice posing, and incorporating microcurrent skincare treatments to get the defined jawline of your dreams.