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How to Get a More Defined Jawline

A strong jawline can bring definition and character to a face. Although not everyone has a naturally chiselled jaw, there are ways to create the illusion of more definition.

It’s easy to compare ourselves to famous pop or film stars when looking in the mirror, but we can’t all be Brad Pitt or Timothée Chalamet! As much as these Hollywood actors are blessed with an ultra-defined, smouldering jawline, you never know… in their early acting days, they might have read up on how to get a more defined jawline the same way you’re doing now.

The best way to be happy with your natural jawline is to treat it with the same care as you would with other parts of the body – and sometimes, that involves giving it a bit of extra TLC every now and again. There are four main ways to make your jawline look and feel more defined:

  • Facial and body exercises
  • Growing out a beard style that defines the jawline
  • Achieving an ultra-close shave and using shaving balm
  • Choosing clothing that flatters your jawline and face shape

With this in mind, here’s how to get a more defined jawline and top tips for achieving a totally chiselled look.

Which Exercises Can Help Me Get a More Defined Jawline?

Facial exercises may help you to tone up your jawline by working out important muscles. For example: place your tongue on the roof of your mouth, behind your teeth, with your mouth closed. Make a humming sound for 15 seconds, before relaxing your muscles and doing the same twice more.

man with a toned, defined jawline

The tightening and untightening of your jaw, and the vibrations resulting from the humming, are believed to give your facial muscles a good workout.

You would have to keep this up over a long period in order to see results, but exercising your whole body and leading a healthier lifestyle in general will help you to tone up all over – including the area around your neck and jaw.

Beard Styles to Create the Illusion of a Defined Jawline

Your facial hair – or lack of it – can play a big part in how chiselled your jawline appears. Styles such as a chin strap beard, goatee or soul patch will instantly draw people’s eyes towards your jawline, helping it to appear stronger.

Using a beard trimmer such as the Gillette All Purpose Styler can help you to create precise, defined lines around your chin to give the illusion of a more chiselled jawline.

Growing your facial hair out a little bit, perhaps in the style of a 3-day stubble beard or 5 o’clock shadow, can be another clever way to let a strong jawline stand out. If you don’t want to be completely clean-shaven but don’t want to engulf your jaw with a full beard, designer stubble could be the answer.

When to Highlight Your Neckline vs Your Jawline

For most guys, your jawline will be a few inches higher than your beard neckline, so think about which are your strongest features and which you’d like to highlight.

How to get a more defined Jawline

Certain shirt styles can also help to flatter a softer chin and create the appearance of a more defined jawline. If you’re a fan of collared shirts, try undoing one or two buttons and consider wearing a pointed collar shirt, as this will draw more attention to your jawline. Avoid turtlenecks and V-neck t-shirts if you can, as these will simply make your chin appear longer and draw eyes away from that jawline you want to define!

If your jawline isn’t as chiselled as you’d like, growing a longer, fuller beard can help to cover this area. Check out our guide to growing a hipster beard for more advice.

Your Toolkit for a More Defined Jawline

  • The Gillette Styler should be your go-to tool for neat trimming, close shaving and precise edging when you’re trying to highlight your jawline. There are three beard trimmer comb lengths to choose from (2mm, 4mm and 6mm), and each shaver comes with a ProGlide Razor Blade for an ultra-close shave.
  • Using a sensitive razor and shaving gel will help you to avoid ingrown hairs, shaving rash and other ailments that can detract from an otherwise ultra-defined jawline.
  • Shave sensitive skin with the specially designed Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive Razor. Thanks to extra protection in between your razor and your skin, razor burn, ingrown hairs and razor bumps are all less likely.
  • Always use a shaving cream that’s suitable for your skin type too. This will help to guarantee the smoothest possible razor glide for extra comfort and a beautifully smooth finish.
  • Finish up with a post-shave product like our Gillette Aftershave Balm to keep your skin soothed and hydrated. Providing a little extra moisturizing balm to your jawline before heading out is a great way to highlight and glow up this area, creating the appearance of a well-defined jawline.

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2019-01-03 22:06:48By King C Gillette



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