8 Beauty Tricks That Make You Look Thinner Instantly
Slimming Hair Trick: Grow Your Hair and Get Highlights
“Highlights help to create vertical lines, which can give the effect of a slimmer you,” says Joel Warren, co-owner of the Warren-Tricomi Salon “Also, if you have a round face, don’t ask for a short bob. Rather, grow your hair long—all one layer—to elongate your facial structure and body type. If you have longer, curly, wavy hair, it gives the effect that your body is smaller than it is!”
Slimming Beauty Treatment: Electric Facials
Traditional facials—with their cleansing, extractions, masks and moisturizing—focus on skin care. Electric facials, which are becoming more and more popular at medi-spas around the country, focus on the muscles under your skin. Using mild electric currents, trained aestheticians target the small muscles at your jawline, around your mouth and at your cheekbones—tightening them for an overall lifted look.
Slimming Makeup Trick: Strategic Contouring
Facial contouring is a DIY slimming makeup trick that’s great for every day. Just choose a bronzing powder or a deep blush that’s a shade or two darker than your complexion or foundation. Sweep it upward from under your cheekbone to the top of your ears, and lightly dust it under your chin and jawline.
Slimming Beauty Treatment: Endermologie
Cellulite reduction massage treatments like endermologie have been around for decades. While their efficacy in eradicating cellulite has long been disputed, the massage does help in quick bloat/water-weight reduction. Also, having the back of your thighs massaged on a regular basis makes skin firmer and tighter, which leads to a more taut appearance overall. The only drawback? For best results, you’ll need multiple sessions, which, when added up, can be quite expensive.
Slimming Beauty Treatment: Body Wraps
When combined with lymphatic drainage massages, detoxifying body wraps can be an effective way to quickly drop a bit of extra water weight all over your body. They’re a great treatment to indulge in once in a while, maybe before a big event, but remember that you will put the weight back on after drinking liquids and eating salt.
Slimming Beauty Trick: Contour Tanning
Love a bronze glow? We already know that spray tanning is a safer alternative to real tanning and tanning beds—but did you know that in addition to making you look tan, your tanning technician can also help you look slimmer? The next time you visit your local tanning salon, ask for a contour tan. The technician can visually sculpt you a set of abs, slimmer arms and even higher cheekbones using a spray shade that’s slightly darker than your allover hue.
Slimming Hair Trick: Volume and Height Are Your Friends
“If you have a round face, hairstyles with height and fullness at the crown will give the illusion of a narrower face,” says celebrity hairstylist Louise O’Connor. “Longer hairstyles or ones that are kept close to the cheeks, with no width, will look better.”
Slimming Beauty Trick: Neck Tape
We won’t name names, but we know of at least four A-list celebrities whose makeup artists regularly use neck tape to give their clients a lifted look without going under the knife. If you have a double chin and are willing to go to extreme DIY measures to hide it, this lifting, elastic contraption might just be the thing for you.