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6 tips to get a Perfectly Chiseled Jawline

Posted by Otis Skincare on

From Brad Pitt to Idris Elba a strong, chiseled jawline signifies a certain manliness.

If your jawline is looking strong and perfectly defined you know that it’s going to make you look and feel more confident.

And whilst genes play a big part in the shape of your face, and in particular the jaw area, there’s still a lot you can do to enhance what nature gave you!

man with strong chiseled jawline

A strong, chiseled jawline signifies a certain manliness


So whilst not everybody is blessed with the same bone structure as Brad, there’s a lot you can do to boost your jawline so that it looks stronger and more chiselled.

Getting that perfectly defined face shape

Below we’ve got 6 easy tips to get you a ridiculously chiselled jawline.

  • Starting with some advice on visually making your face look longer, and less round, so that your jawline looks more defined and more muscular.
  • Then we’ve listed small changes you can make to your diet, which along with adding cardio, will help you to lose any fat from your face. It’s this fat which makes your face look rounder and therefore less chiseled.
  • And finally, some exercises you can do to strengthen the muscles in your neck and under your chin which will shape and tone your jawline.

So, work with what you’ve got… and a strong, chiseled face shape is within your reach.

How to get a masculine, chiseled jawline


Start each day using a moisturizer designed to stimulate collagen production. This will keep your jawline looking firm.

Collagen forms the structural support for your skin and keeps your face looking tight. It helps stop any signs of sagging, keeping your jawline looking nicely defined.

Applying our Hydrating Daily Moisturizer instantly tightens and firms your face - making your jawline look stronger.

Best Moisturizer to Tighten and Firm Your Jawline




Hydrating Daily Moisturizer is packed full of hydrating, anti aging ingredients so it also reduces any fine lines and wrinkles and gives you a healthy smooth, even-toned complexion.

The effect is immediate and and only gets better over time.

Plus it’s super-light, absorbs instantly and won’t leave a greasy film on your face!


Jerome using Otis Skincare products for men in front of mirrorInstagram @jeromeadamoli



So after starting with a skincare routine that’s going to instantly firm your jawline, follow up with these 6 tips…

The first two are really simple to do and they both visually enhance your jawline. The trick is to elongate the appearance of your face so that your chin looks more defined.


#1: Choose a hairstyle that enhances your jawline

You want a style that elongates your face. So keep the sides tight, and add volume to the top to elongate your face shape. Avoid making the sides fuller as this will add to any roundness of your face.

Even if you have only a little hair always think about keeping the sides very tight to make the most of what you’ve got.


#2: Add definition with facial hair

You can get a lot of definition by adding some light shade on your jawline. This will make it appear darker and more defined. Even just a light stubble will help to accentuate your jawline. Use your clippers and play around to find the best length for your face shape. 


Shape with a goatee

Adopting a goatee style is the easiest way to make a difference to the shape and contours of your face. It will immediately elongate your face and define your chin. Play around with the proportions to get the best effect. And pay special attention to keeping both sides even!

Shaving with our Protective Shave Cream is great for this because it’s translucent!

So you can see exactly where you’ve shaved and where you need to take off a little more.


Best Shave Cream for Defining a Strong Jawline




Protective Shave Cream nourishes and protects so that there’s no redness or irritation on the shaved areas. Making sure that you have the perfect finish.

You can thank the fusion of Shea Butter, Glycerin, Apricot Stone Oil and Tea Tree Oil for that!

Unfortunately, your jawline is an area that can be prone to acne, which can be made worse by shaving the wrong way. We've got more on how to get rid of acne here: "How to Clear Up Acne on Your Jawline".


Adopt a full beard style

If you decide to grow out to a full beard just remember not to round out. Always think about keeping the sides tight, at the same time as elongating your chin.   

(You can check out our article "How to Shape Your Beard for a Slimmer Face and a Stronger Jawline" for more tips).


Colour your beard

Colouring your beard so that it’s a uniform darkness will also add definition. This can be a tricky process so it’s best to get expert advice the first time you do it! We’ve got more information on this in an upcoming article.

Man with beard and chiseled jawline

The right hairstyle (and beard style) can visibly improve the look of your jawline


And then there’s changes you can make to your diet...

#3: Reduce sodium intake

You can get rid of any puffiness in your face which is hiding your jawline by reducing your salt intake. So that means cutting back on salty snacks, crisps and junk food - and staying away from adding extra salt to your food.

Also try drinking more water. This will make your face less bloated and allow your jawline to appear.


#4: Lose body fat

When you lose body fat your face will automatically look more chiselled and your jawline will look more defined.

Everything tightens up, and you will have a great looking chiselled jawline.

Sorry but this is one of the best ways to look better in every way, and we admit that it’s not the easiest thing to do!

We've listed the sports that will give you the quickest weight-loss results and the most health benefits here – "The 5 best sports to lose body fat and build muscle".

And try switching to a plant-based diet for a month. People have reported excellent results not just in terms of weight loss but also in how strong and energetic they feel on this type of diet.

We’ve got a list of the “27 Best Anti Aging Super Foods for Men” here to give you some ideas of healthy options to add to your diet. 

At the gym, a combination of strength exercises and cardio really are the most effective things you can do.

Working out and losing body fat are not just great for your jawline, of course. They also lead to better posture, your clothes will fit better, you’ll feel healthier and stronger.

We've got more on caring for your skin after working out here - "8 Skincare Tips for Clear, Healthy Post-Workout Skin".

So really the message is lose fat and gain muscle – and it’s more than just your jawline that will benefit!


#5: Chew gum

Chewing gum is one of the easiest ways of improving your jawline definition.

The chewing action works the muscles in your neck and jaw, which really tightens up the whole jawline and chin area. And if you’re constantly chewing, you’re working those muscles all day long.


#6: Jawline exercises

Each morning, as you stand in front of the mirror, you can easily add these to your grooming routine

We should warn you that you’ll probably feel pretty silly doing these, so you might want to shut the bathroom door before you start!

With these exercises you should feel the muscles in the front and side of your neck and under your chin being worked because that’s the area that we need to sharpen up and strengthen in order to define the jaw.

As you get older your face can start to sag, and you lose definition in your cheeks and jawline. Working these muscles should help to tone up any sagging cheeks and droopy jowls. 

And for an action plan to stay looking young, and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles too, see "Look Younger: Your Complete Anti Aging Plan".


Jawline defining exercise 1: Chin Lift

  1. Standing in front of the mirror, and keeping your mouth closed, try to push your lower jaw out at the same time as lifting your lower lip.
  2. You should feel a stretch build up in your jawline and just under your chin.
  3. Hold the position for 10–15 seconds, then relax.
    Number of Reps: Try to do 15 of these each morning.


Jawline defining exercise 2: Tongue Twister

  1. Press your tongue onto the roof of your mouth, directly behind your teeth.
  2. Increase the pressure to add tension.
  3. Now start to make a humming sound… we know, we know! But honestly this will help to activate your jawline muscles. Hold for one breath.
    Number of Reps: Do 15 of these each morning.


Jawline defining exercise 3: Collarbone Back Up

  1. In a standing position, and keeping your head level with the floor, try to slide your head back several inches. You should feel the muscles on either side of your neck contract as you go back and then relax as you release forward.
  2. Make sure that your head stays level the whole time.
  3. Hold the position for 10 seconds, then relax. Build up to a hold of 30 seconds as you progress.
    Number of Reps: Do 10 repetitions each morning


And this last exercise you need to lie down for

Jawline defining exercise 4: Neck Curl

Think of this exercise as like an abdominal curl for your neck.

  1. Start by lying on your back with your tongue pressed to the roof of your mouth just behind your teeth. This will activate your front neck muscles.
  2. Bring your chin to your chest and then lift your head off of the ground about 2 inches (5cm).
  3. It’s only a small movement. So take your time, these muscles are often underdeveloped and you can cause neck strain if you lift too high too soon.
    Number of Reps: Start by doing 10 repetitions each morning and gradually build up to 3 sets of 10 reps.

Other benefits of jawline exercises

Not only will these exercises strengthen and define you jaw, but they also:

  • Reduce tension in your face and neck caused by stress, or staring at a screen all day – which will lessen any headaches 
  • Increase blood circulation – allowing more oxygen and essential nutrients to reach your skin cells
  • Relax your face – and you’re always going to look better if you look more relaxed!

The Takeaway

Yes genetics plays a big part in the shape of your jawline, but there are a lot of things you can do to drastically improve what nature gave you.

Start with a moisturizer that’s going to instantly firm and tighten your jawline, and follow up with these 6 tips…


  • Choose a hair style that enhances your jawline
  • Add definition with facial hair


    • Reduce salt intake to avoid puffiness
    • Lose body fat to make your jawline look more chiseled


    • Chew gum
    • Do these jawline and chin exercises daily
      1. Chin Lift
      2. Tongue Twister
      3. Collarbone Back Up
      4. Neck Curl

    Work on these and your jawline will look strong, sharp and chiselled - and you’re going to look and feel more confident!


    All you need to keep looking handsome. 





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