Hello everyone! Today, I would like to address a common request for shorter face. Unfortunately, I am unable to reply in the comment section, but I will make an effort to address this topic through videos like the one you are watching. In this video, I will share three exercises and provide some helpful tips.
If you're concerned about having a longer face, it's important to understand a few things. When your mouth is open, it can give the illusion of a longer face. Additionally, open-mouthed breathing, which often accompanies an open mouth, is not good for your health or appearance. Proper tongue posture, known as "mewing," can help address these concerns. I recommend watching my video on correct tongue posture for more information. Another aspect to consider is body posture. When your mouth is open, your body posture tends to suffer as well. Try this experiment intentionally adopt poor posture and then open your mouth slightly. You'll notice how it becomes easier to maintain that position. Conversely, with good posture shoulders down, chest open, and head aligned the tendency to keep your mouth closed increases. The mouth, tongue, and jaw are interconnected, so it's essential to focus on them as a cohesive unit. Try practicing good posture and correct tongue posture tonight when you go to bed, and observe how they work together. The goal is to create a unified alignment of the palate, tongue, and jaw, as if they were tightly intertwined.
2. Philtrum exercise
When the philtrum becomes longer, it makes your face appear longer, even if it's not actually long. This is likely because you're not properly using the filter. Let me bring up the yellow one. The upper gel of the filter is longer at the bottom, resulting in a longer appearance. We have a recent video explaining how to keep the philtrum short, so please watch it for more details. The recommended exercise involves creating a ball like shape and slightly raising the corners of your mouth. Wear a mask and start walking, but remember to curl only your upper lip, focusing on the Cupid's bow. Avoid applying tension by moving your entire mouth. Instead, concentrate on the upper lip. It's important to maintain a ball like shape. You might also have some bad habits, such as moving your lower lip or stretching the skin excessively. These habits can lead to a longer filter effect, especially for individuals with Asian faces. Avoid these habits to prevent unnecessary stretching and sagging.
3. Lift up corners of the mouth
When the corners of your mouth droop, it can create the illusion of a longer face. Vertical lines add to this effect, while horizontal lines make the face appear wider. Vertical lines, such as Marionette lines or saggy cheeks, indicate tension, often associated with downward corners of the mouth. The chin may also show tension, leading to a downward pull. Additionally, the mid-cheek and under-eye areas can have downward lines. To counteract this, it's important to avoid downward motion and aim for an upward angle. Keeping the corners of the mouth flat or slightly upturned helps create a balanced and relaxed appearance, reducing tension and downward lines. Practicing a slight smile or almost flat corners of the mouth can help train the muscles to stay uplifted. This helps release tension and promote a more desirable appearance.
Addressing concerns about a longer face requires attention to various factors. Proper tongue posture, known as "mewing," can help maintain a balanced facial structure and improve overall health. Combining good posture with correct tongue posture can create a unified alignment of the palate, tongue, and jaw. Additionally, exercises to keep the philtrum short and prevent unnecessary stretching can contribute to a more proportionate face. Finally, lifting up the corners of the mouth and avoiding downward motion can help reduce tension, create a relaxed appearance, and counteract the illusion of a longer face. By incorporating these practices into your routine, you can work towards achieving a more desirable facial appearance.