Tips on How to Get a Defined Jawline

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author/source: Komal Shah

Photo Courtesy of Lineisi Parente for JawLineIf you have a perfectly defined and strong jawline, you probably already feel confident about the way you look. And while genes often play an essential role when it comes to your face shape, there are still things you can do to enhance your jaw area.

What Is A Jawline?

The jawline makes up the lower part of your jaw, outlining and defining your face. The jawline is also usually the first thing that people notice about your face.

If you have been looking for ways to achieve a more chiseled jawline, here are a few tips to consider:

1. Chew Gum

Chewing gum is the most popular and easiest method to sharpen your cheekbones and jawline. Chewing gum will also give you a fresh breath and increase satiety.

2. Smile

Yes, smiling is one of those beneficial workouts for your face. Smiling also helps to raise your cheekbones, highlighting your jaw, making you look cheerful, more approachable, and younger. To achieve a toned jawline by smiling, smile wide followed by releasing back to a "straight face." Focus on the exercise, making sure you do it at least 10 to 15 times daily.

3. Clench Your Jaw

Did you know that when you clench your jaw when angry, annoyed, or irritated, you are helping to define your jawline? This is one of those workouts that will easily fit into anyone's schedule. This exercise for jawline involves clenching your jaws for 3 to 5 seconds and then relax. You may feel a bit of a burn or slight discomfort, but this is normal and helps ton your jawline.

Photo Courtesy of Isi Parente4. Chin Lifts And Jaw Lifts

Chin lifts, or jaw lifts, help sharpen the jaw muscles, giving you a chiseled jawline. These facial exercises involve just about every muscle in your face and among the best jawline workouts. Avoid trying these exercises in public since people may think you look a bit strange. This exercise can be done while you are sitting or standing. Look at the ceiling, tilting your head up. Focus on one point, followed by puckering up your lips. Slight discomfort or strain in your face muscles is very common.

5. The "Fish Face" Exercise

This is a fantastic exercise to tone your jawline and your cheekbones. It assists with sharpening your jawline and raising the cheekbones. Suck your cheeks in so that your mouth looks like a fish. Hold the position for 5 to 6 seconds. This exercise can feel a bit uncomfortable at first.

Face grooming Photo Courtesy of Erik McLean6. Face Grooming

A beard that is defined and well-groomed is usually a man's prized asset. It not only increases your attractiveness but can also help to hide a double chin, helping you to create an "illusion" of a defined or toned jaw. A groomed beard helps add a full feeling to the face and makes an excellent impression on your jawline.

Keep in mind that your beard must be well-maintained. You want to avoid looking shabby or allowing your beard to overgrow. The tricky part about growing a beard involves choosing the correct style. This could end up breaking or making your look. It would help if you found the style that will complement your face. For example, growing a round beard when you have a roundish face will make you appear even rounder. So, make sure that you take the time to choose a style that suits your face.

7. Drink Lots Of Water

As you may have heard many times before, making sure you are drinking enough water will improve your health overall. It helps prevent dehydration, increase energy levels, weight loss, and flush toxins out of your body. If you are holding toxins, they will also reflect in your face. When you are drinking enough water, your face will look healthier, fresher and sharpen your facial features.

Drinking water won't directly affect your jawline, but indirectly, it will positively impact your well-being. This will help you to achieve a more defined jawline.

Final Thoughts

Having an undefined or round jawline does not make you unattractive. You can ramp up your confidence by dressing sharp. Wear darker shades of shirts or t-shirts to highlight your jaw, which will create the illusion of a more defined jawline.

The exercises mentioned above not only help to sharpen the jaw area but can also help to prevent neck pain, jaw pain, and headaches. However, when you perform these exercises and feel sharp pain or extreme discomfort, you should stop immediately. You can always try again in a couple of days. The discomfort may be caused by not correctly performing the exercise. So, make sure you have read over the instructions carefully to make sure you are following them correctly.