The shape of your nose greatly influences your facial profile. A large or clear nose can be considered a sign of beauty and distinction. The acclaimed and legendary beauty was Cleopatra’s nose that was so long and large that people are still talking about it.
But some people see a prominent nose as an unwanted feature. If you do not like the way you look at your nose, you may be tempted by home remedies and exercises that claim to narrow, simplify, and shorten your nose. Keep reading to find out what you can do to make your nose look shorter.
Sketch Internet Measures
There are internet rumours about making your nose smaller. Some websites tell about “how to make the nose smaller with ice” by repeatedly applying ice to the nose will cause it to shrink. It did not win.
Some say that applying a paste of garlic extract, toothpaste, apple cider vinegar, ginger powder, or other anti-inflammatory ingredients will relieve a pimple in your nose. It didn’t work either.
There are people who swear that doing some facial exercises and catching certain expressions can shorten your nose.
But it is the collagen that gives your face its shape, and your nose is made of cartilage – not muscle or fat. Toning or strengthening some facial muscles does not matter how big your nose feels.
There are even DIY injection products and facial moulds using which you can try to re-shape your nasal bones. Many of these products are not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. To suggest that any of these measures is severely lacking.
Using an unsafe home remedy to actually shorten your nose is unlikely to work. But there are makeup strategies that you can try to make your nose look shorter, such as nasal contouring.
A lot of YouTube tutorial videos explore ways to contour the nose.
The basic idea is simple:
- Using a bronzer that is two shades darker than your skin tone, line your nose on both sides.
- Use a matte highlighter to locate and draw attention to the narrow outline of your nose.
- Use Beauty Blender to play the shadows and highlights of this effect. This may be some practice, but many people love the result of this makeup technique.
You can also consider what is called nonsurgical rhinoplasty. It is a procedure that injects a temporary filler in the structure of your nose, such as Juvederm or Restylane.
These fillers will also temporarily eject bumps, devotes, or other abnormalities in your nose. The effect can last for six months.
If you are considering a surgical intervention to shorten your nose, you may have heard of a method called rhinoplasty. A cosmetic surgeon will consult you about the shape that is similar to your nose. You will then be placed under general anaesthesia, while your surgeon extracts the cartilage and tissue to recreate your nose.
It is more common to have nasal surgery than you might think. More than 200,000 of these surgeries are performed every year in the US. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it is the third most popular cosmetic surgery nationwide. These surgeries are usually not covered by insurance.
Experiment with different looks
If you are not happy with the shape of your nose, there are plenty of options to consider. Noninvasive treatments, such as contour techniques or filler, are reversible ways to experiment with the way your nose looks.
The shape of your nose sometimes depends on external health factors, such as weight gain, pregnancy, melanoma, rosacea, and frequent intake of alcohol. Talk to your doctor if the shape of your nose is changing too fast.