There’s nothing prettier than a dimpled cheek. Who doesn’t fall in love with those dimples and wish they had one too. While some people are magically blessed with it since birth, a few people get it surgically done. However, did you know that you can get dimples without having to go under the knife? Yes, it is possible to naturally get dimples with a few simple exercises that you perform at home. And the best part is, you will not have to shell out a bomb to get those pretty dimples.
Here’s what you could do:
What Are Dimples?
While dimples are cute, adorable, and captivating, did you know that it is originally a birth defect? A shortage of muscles around the mouth causes the skin to go in like a dent when the person smiles. This is a dominant hereditary trait, and you’re most likely to have dimples if your parents have one.
Another fun fact about dimples is that some people do not have dimples while they’re young but goes away when they’re old. Similarly, a few people who had dimples while they were young lose it as they grow up. So, here are a few fun ways to get a dimple
According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Cryolipolysis is when the muscles freeze from being exposed to excessively cold temperatures. This could be one possible reason why small children and most people experience a dimple when they have a popsicle. So, if you’re looking for a temporary dimple to click a few Instagram pictures with a cute dimple, you could try this trick before you get started!
You could also hold an ice cube in your mouth for a few minutes if you don’t have a popsicle handy. But remember, if you’re sensitive to cold or have flu-like symptoms, do stay away from this trick. Don’t worry, and there are many more temporary dimple hacks for you in this article.
It does not just make you look pretty, and it also gives you a dimple. Smile from the bottom of your heart and keep it stunned. Dimples show up when you genuinely smile and are happy. A study shows that when you smile wider and for longer, your dimples get deeper too. So, this is one trick that those with those tiny dimples could try to make the dimples more prominent.
This is one from one of the traditional home remedies to get a dimple, and there’s no scientific evidence that it works every time and for everyone. There’s no harm in giving it a shot, right? All you have to do is pout and such in your cheeks. Find the place that goes in between your unclenched teeth and press in that spot. You could use your fingers or a makeup brush. Try to smile now. Do this every day for 30 minutes, and your muscle will soon learn to pucker in every time you smile and thus give you those cute little dimples.
The Cheek Exercise
Another exercise you could try is to press gently on your cheeks where you want the dimples. Hold this for five minutes; now look into the mirror and smile. Press the spot again now while you smile. So this for 20 minutes every day. But remember to be gentle as you run the risk of hurting your cheek muscles.
Other popular ways of getting a temporary dimple are by wearing contouring makeup in such a way that it creates an illusion of you having dimples. All you need to do is pick an eye shadow that’s slightly darker than your skin color, apply it in the place where you want the dimple, smudge it with your fingers. Voila! You have your instant, temporary dimples. Go on and get clicking pictures to show off your new beautiful smile to the world.
The long-term effect
For a long-term or a permanent dimple, you will have to get a dimpleplasty. Dimpleplasty is a surgery that a plastic surgeon performs to give you dimples that look natural. The surgeon does a small incision, passes a stitch through the cheek, and brings the muscles together. It thus creates a hollow and thereby a dimple effect. However, make sure you talk to your doctor and understand the possible risks before you undergo this procedure.
We hope these tips for creating dimples and that flawless smile comes handy. Happy smiling!