If you’re following along on our newest series, we’re talking about the attributes that make a face beautiful. In Part I, we discussed how the key to looking young, beautiful, and feminine is that your face should be proportional, not necessarily symmetrical.
The goal is to have a face that is very balanced and in harmony with proportions. To learn more about those differences and the infamous app that makes your face perfectly symmetrical, go back and watch Part I!
I want to introduce you to a tool that Dr. Arthur Swift created. He is well known for measuring beauty in phi proportions. Don’t get me wrong, using a tool like the one I show in the video is not a cookie-cutter approach to beauty because everyone has some unique features that makes them beautiful. However, with this tool, I am providing a guide to show you the balance and proportion of your face.
Using Summer as our beautiful model, I will demonstrate how to properly use this tool.
First, we measure the intercanthal distance, which is the distance between the inner corners of the eye. After the age of about 18, we know from research that measurement does not change, but the rest of the face changes from the aging process. For example, the bone starts to remodel and takes a different shape and form.
As we’ve discussed in previous videos, you lose fat, your muscles change, and your skin changes with the loosening and laxity of the skin. With the phi proportions, once we measure that intercanthal distance, everything on the face should be either a 1.0 or a 1.618 measurement.
Going through Summer’s face, balanced vertical measurements are ideal moving from the top to bottom of the face. The upper length, mid length and lower length should all be proportioned with each other. Summer is right on, which creates great harmony as the eye moves vertically down the face.
Then we look at the width of her cheeks to see if they are well-proportioned with her face, she could use a little dollop of filler in her cheeks according to the measurement. We can also measure the width of the lips, which should be the larger distance on the calipers. In Summer’s case is perfect! Next we will measure horizontal measurements of the face. First up is the intercanthal distance, which we already measured. Ideally this measurement should match the width of the nose, the central volume in the lips AND the width of the chin.
We can also assess the temples. For women, temples should be pretty flat. We do not want them sunken in because it disrupts the light reflection from the forehead to the cheek. When you look at young people, you’ll see the lovely light reflection in a “C” shape. If the temples are semi hollow from aging, we can do fillers and sculptra to address volume loss.
Lastly, we can also look at the phi proportions of her eyebrows. Due to the aging process, the brows descend. When we see this, we can treat the area with Botox to give a lift to the arch of the brow, giving her a refreshed, awake look.
During your free consultation, you’ll notice we may use this simple tool to measure your face to ensure your proportions are balanced for beautiful you!