Saturday, September 1, 2012

One month 'V' line challenge!

 Is it possible to change your face shape? Or to firm it up and make it sharper?
I wanted to experiment and try to create a sharper and smaller looking face for myself in a month using different tools and techniques together to see if my face will transform itself and if I can attain the elusive 'V' line~
What is a V-line?
Well, peoples jaws all have different shapes and all of them are lovely but the most sought after shape [at least in the Asian perspective] is a jaw line that resembles a 'v'~ A lot of celebrities and idols are known to have a 'V' shape face and some even go under the knife ie; reconstructive surgery or fillers to have their jaws shaped into the v-line~

Now before you try to attain this shape, without surgery, try to see if your face naturally has lines similar to a v line~ Mine is more of a 'U' shape so I thought that this experiment would work well on me.
Here a few before pictures taken on July 24th, 2012. 

 Front
 Side
Mirror
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 Now today, I took my after pictures~ September 1st, 2012
 Front
 Side
 Mirror
 I must say that from a farther perspective my jaw does appear sharper and more tapered and has more definition. Also my baby double chin has receded quite a bit!
Even in person my friends have noticed the difference in my jaw shape and attest that it makes me look slimmer, which is quite lovely to hear~

What I did to attain a more V-lined face:

SANO by Noevir Group Isoflavone Skin system with Co enzyme Q-10

The Sana Nameraka series is made of fermented extracts of organic soy beans which are rich sources of isoflavones. Hydrating, skin firming and rich in nutrients, Sana Nameraka becomes one of the best selling lines in Japan and in Asia.


About Co-enzyme Q-10
About Soya Isoflavone
I used the Foaming cleanser, Moisturizing Toner and Moisturizer~

Foaming Cleanser: I REALLY love the cleanser in this system and a little goes a long way. The cream foams up very quickly and is really fun to rub across your skin. After I rinse it off my skin is very squeaky clean, and I really mean 'squeaky' clean and my skin feels very firm and elastic, which may sound funny but it's the best way to describe it.
Moisturizing  Toner: It's more of a water/milk really which kind of surprised me. It had none of that astringent or alcohol feel to it on my skin and felt very calming to my skin. After rubbing it into my skin and neck, I gently patted it down and it felt kind of sticky for a while, but nothing very odd. My skin felt very clean and nothing heavy or oily really left behind.
Moisturizer: I think the moisturizer was the key to the system, it felt very nice on my skin, a bit oily so I just used it at night as a night cream, but it immediately reduced redness in my skin, minimized my pores before my eyes and brightened my skin. I really like it!

The system as a whole did what it was supposed to, firm my skin and kind of reverse time on it and reduce some of the damage I've done to it from my tanning I used to do.
The amazingly pleasant thing that I didn't expect it to do was to remove almost all of my fine lines! Especially on my forehead which was something I've always been quite conscious of!Even my laugh lines have diminished quite noticeably and the small crows feet I've been developing vanished!
I really wish I did before and after of those things, because it was amazing!

The only issue I has was that from the end of the first week to the end of the 2nd week on the system I developed REALLY bad acne, like the worst I've ever seen, but that was when I was using the moisturizer in the morning and evening. When I only used it as a night cream, the acne receded and the following week, I guess my skin accumulated to the system [and I also once a week used a good exfoliator in the morning].

 The next thing is I tried to finish 2 bottles of water a day and drank a lot of green tea. Not only does that reduce bloating but it's good for keeping your skin supple and moisturized!
 The third and most fun item I started using was this 'V' line face roller which is super cheap and easy to find in your local Asian market or even on ebay!
Yes, it probably looks like some weird torture device but it's not~
What it does is it is supposed to massage your face into shape, which maybe guides the face into a V- line? Hahah, I'm actually not really sure if this helped though but it was cheap and fun to use every night!
I rolled my face while online or watching TV before I slept for roughly 10-20 minutes.

The last steps I applied were daily facial exercises~
I'd spend maybe 5-8 minutes in the morning and even when I was driving in the car just doing face exercises.
I had 3 that I practiced regularly:


First exercise: 'OOO' [no picture because it's kind of ugly]
But starting with a neutral and relaxed mouth and face bring your lips into a semi pucker/whistle/'ooo' shape and hold it for 3 seconds. Then let your lips and face relax again. Repeat for a minute.

Second exercise: Kissy face
Pucker your lips then, like above, slide your puckered lips form one side to the other. I'd do this for maybe 3 or 4, 30 second intervals. Easy right?

 My final exercise which I love is: Tilted tongue taps
Tilt your head back slightly and with your tongue firmly tap the tip behind your upper teeth on that hard ridge on the top of your mouth.. [I encourage you to feel with your tongue behind your teeth and slide it slightly back, you'll feel a slightly harder ridge on the top of your mouth, that is where I want you to concentrate tapping the tip of your tongue.] So you'll firmly tap then relax your tongue, then tap and relax~ All while your head is slightly tilted. I tend to keep at that for a minute then I'll do another exercise and repeat that again.
You can feel under your jaw how your tongue muscle is contracting, which I assume firms up the area under your jaw where you start developing that baby double chin.

I feel like these exercises were very helpful to making my jaw sharper and more defined.

I'm pretty sure all of the steps [rather than the face roller] aided me.
I'm not sure if you can even really see the difference in the pictures but I know that I can see it!
So I'd say that the one month 'V' line challenge was a success!

What do you think?

I know that I had fun looking up different techniques and ways to attain the v-line shape!

<3CarisseIris

51 comments:

  1. wow. can't believe it actually works. thanks for this post! :)

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  2. wah, you are so adorable ^ ^ and you're face looks wonderfull heart-shaped<3 I have the same face-shape in your before pictures so I just might try this c: thank you for the post!

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    1. Wee, thank you so much! And I say go for it cause it's always worth to give stuff a try!<3<3<3

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  3. What an interesting entry! I think your face has improved a lot, actually. <3 Where did you purchase Sano products, by the way? :o Do you have a specific site for shopping for Asian cosmetics? :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm very glad to hear that~
      Uhm, I bought mine at this Japanese cosmetics store just slightly down the way.. But it's available at most Japanese markets I've been too and I've seen it on Amazon too.

      But, I don't have a specific site I buy Asian cosmetics at, I tend to buy them in person because I like inspecting them hands on.. ;;

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  4. Your pictures are so cute!I want to try this. I don't want to break out though :(

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  5. I dont have a face shape like yours :( do you think it can still work?

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    1. I think it will still work~ If anything define your face shape more and maybe slim it~<3

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  6. Sooo pretty <3
    Can I use normal cream, but witch special massagge??
    Pleace reply, pretty <3

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    1. Thank you!
      I'm sure you can skip out on the creams..

      Personally, I feel like drinking more water water, less salt and the exercises were the most effective~

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  7. Hi Carisse, I am Klara from EK Media. Can I use your first exercise image for RoC facebook page post? Here is the link of where I am going to post: http://www.facebook.com/RocSingapore?fref=ts

    Thank you.

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    1. Sure Klara, I don't mind at all. Thank you for asking and taking interest
      <3CarisseIris

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  8. hey dear, is it really works? :O
    i want ittttt >....<
    is it dangeroussss???

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    1. Yes? I don't think it's dangerous???
      0.0

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  9. hehe I just found this cause I felt like my jaw was wayy to square, so I was trying to find ways to help me get a v linee
    in my selcas i feel like my jaw looks pretty slim, but I got my posed professional photos today and my jaw looked soo square, I was so disgusted by that omg. It might just be the angle of the camera, but I'm not sure.
    But do you know if chewing gum actually makes my face wider and prevents me from slimming down my jaw and my baby double chin?
    I chew at least one piece a day because I'm scared my breath smells bad at school.
    But I'm definitely going to try the exercises!
    and you are so pretty!! ^__________^

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    1. Try mints~
      but I stopped chewing gum because I developed TMJ and it really was starting to hurt my jaw, but I noticed after half a year that my jaw was slimming down from stopping chewing gum~
      I really think it does make a difference though.
      [I love altoids btw]
      And thank you so much!

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  10. i really don't understand the tongue thingy... how to do it...

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    1. Hmm.. it's almost like shallow swallowing[?]
      Or almost like making an 'n' noise and repeating it.. eep!
      ;;;;;;

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  11. Oh cool, Im gonna try this! I have like a oval face, but I sincerely think it makes me look fat, so I want to get a v line face to make me look slimmer on the face, which exercise do you think would most help with the jaw bone right under the ear? Been trying to get rid of it or slim it down. Please reply thank you! By the way I thought u looked really pretty in the before picture! But the after pictures were really improved!

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    1. The first two exercises grouped together would help I think!
      Also not chewing gum will also help that!
      But thank you so much!
      The few mm does make a noticeable difference!

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  13. Wow o.O
    Ur so pretty!
    And ur face looks so much thinner now~!

    I've got an oval-heartshaped bone structure,
    but my face is a bit puffy so it looks kinda round. ToT
    So I also want to do this challenge :3
    But I have one question: do those exercises also work for the cheeks or just for the jaw? :3

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    1. Haha, thank you<3
      Hmm, they might? I think if you go on youtube and loook for face exercises there's some targeted towards cheeks~ I'm quite sure...

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  14. Your blog gave me hope! I have severe jaw muscle protrusion and jaw grinding which gave me a manly jaw look over the years. Your results look very similar to the results you would get from botox jaw reduction. Impressive! I was told that facial massages won't help slim the jaw but your results say otherwise.

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  15. i did it same in one month but nothing cahnged ..... why ?????????????? i also tried it properly ....... can u say me why my didnt cahnged

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  17. I wanted a V jawline, I saw one girl on instragram who seem to use the technique u gave , and I noticed her face has changed on latest pic compared to earlier pic! She kept it secret , but one day I started googling it and your pic with jawline sharper brought me here because she used the same exact jawline sharper!! I am just wondering if I can skip both massage cream and face exercise , but only use jawline sharper? Will it still work? I hope u reply :(

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    1. Tbh, It miiiight, but I feel like it doesn't really work, more like a gimmick than an actual tool~ but it's kind of fun to do and makes you feel like you're doing something;;;

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  19. where did u buy the skincare product? please share the link. thanks. your v shaped face pretty good now .

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  20. one single way can make your face smaller just use facethin tool from facethin.com it's help to reduce extra fat from around your face and make you look smaller naturally without makeup and surgery.

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      i had ordered the same before 2 months ago and yet not got

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  21. Well im doing these exercise but i cant find any V shape roller in Malaysia so it is works without it?

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  22. what actually make your face shape change? is the cleanser products helping too?? or just the roller and exercise? im looking forward to have a nice face shape like u. :)

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    1. omg ur soo pretty! Sorry i might sound weird lol but ur soo pretty and i love ur hajab! Im muslim as well, you really inspire me to wear the hijab u look beautiful!

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    2. omg ur soo pretty! Sorry i might sound weird lol but ur soo pretty and i love ur hajab! Im muslim as well, you really inspire me to wear the hijab u look beautiful!

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  24. I can't seem to find the v shaper thingy do do you think just doing the exercises and drinking water and green tea still work?

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  26. your face is actually perfect.
    wide in the middle, then the perfect V at the jawline.
    you're gorgeous!!

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  32. Hi there. Would these exercises and massage aid in accentuating my cheekbone structure?

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  33. I have been using Facethin tool for two weeks now. I feel the muscles of my cheek a little firmer and slightly sore from the exercise so I suppose it is working. I am anxious to see the results in the long run. I have been using it everyday for three minutes each time.

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  35. Hi, did you buy the Sana Nameraka products online? I can't seem to find it.

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