In the tutorial, user Wengie instructs viewers on how to get a "slimmer" face using a Chinese ceramic soup spoon and facial oil. After a seemingly never-ending sequence of Wengie's video selfies, the vlogger explains that this massage technique gives you a V-shaped face, a rising beauty trend in South Korea. Women are so devoted to this so-called beauty ideal that jaw-slimming surgeries are now a common practice in the country.
While we would never advocate going to those extremes to follow a misguided beauty trend (we're not big on someone dictating what a beauty ideal is — there are too many diverse, gorgeous faces out there for anyone to say one feature is better than another), this massage method seems like a (much) more low-impact way of de-puffing and adding definition to the face. And, it seems pretty simple: Wengie demonstrates that the massage technique basically involves dragging a soup spoon across your face and using an oil to prevent too much friction.
Though we can't say we endorse the whole face-slimming concept, we will admit this video was kind of mesmerizing. Using a ceramic spoon to release facial tension is pretty genius, and it actually looks pretty relaxing. We think we'll be giving this massage method a go — just don't blame us if we end up with a hankering for soup after the fact. (Beautylish)
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