[By Fiona Li]
Your face may give away more than just your age. Eastern masters have long believed that our faces carry a wealth of predictions about our present and future. Changing your face can thus alter your life path, for the better or worse. It’s no wonder that some ardent believers in the ancient art of face reading have been subtly enhancing their looks not just for vanity but to boost their personal happiness and fortunes. Here are some attributes of a healthy, wealthy face that you may want to emulate.
To the Chinese, symmetry of the face is the first “wealth spot”. Symmetry of the face is considered the most reliable indicator of your fortune. Ancient face readers believe that only when the balance of your face is restored will things run smoothly for you. When a face is asymmetrical, your future will be paved with multiple obstacles and untold difficulties.
Quick fix: Fillers can balance out differences in the fullness of the cheeks or smoothen out the shape of the chin to help restore balance to the face. Consider Volume High Definition Lift offered by the one of the largest aesthetic clinic in Singapore, SW1 Clinic, to lift your fortunes and boost your personal wealth. If your face is highly asymmetrical, help create an illusion of balance by choosing hairstyles with centre parting rather than side parts as the latter tends to upset this all-important balance of the two sides of the face.
A head for money? Individuals blessed with high and rounded foreheads are said to possess the potential for wealth. This is considered such a vital indicator of wealth that the forehead is also dubbed the “prosperity mountain”. A high and full forehead signifies luck bestowed from the heavens; it also suggests that wealth will come early in a person’s life. The ideal forehead is said to be gently curved, round, high and even slightly protruding. If you have a forehead like this, it is likely that you command respect and possess the charisma of authority. While it is rare to possess all of the above attributes, a forehead that is prominent, wide and high is considered lucky enough for most as it suggests high intelligence and quick-thinking. In line with keeping your forehead clear and smooth, moles on the forehead should not occupy the central portion of this area. Black moles are unlucky and are best removed. Red moles tend to be luckier and can be preserved. Lines, blemishes and other imperfections that mar this “thinking area” will only cloud your mental agility and future fortune and needs to be erased.
Quick fix: While you cannot change the width and length of your forehead, you can give it a gentle curving slope using natural fillers. Botox injections to the forehead is the gold standard therapy to tackle troubling frown lines and worrisome worry lines that can detract from its smooth appearance. Finally, it is important to keep your forehead clear of blemishes and even facial hair. Use proper skincare to prevent breakouts and fade blemishes. If you have visible or coarse facial hair on your forehead, consider threading or even laser hair removal to restore the clarity of this important wealth spot. If you have black moles on your forehead, consider removal with a laser or mole surgery. Consult your doctor for the most appropriate treatment option.
NOSE FOR MONEY
A person’s nose (actually its size!) is the best-known measure of a person’s potential to get rich! That explains why men who possess a fleshy nosy is a great favourite with superstitious old aunts and grandmothers! The Chinese have always regarded a big nose favourably, no matter how out of place it may look. This is because the nose symbolizes the repository of money fortune, indicating wealth from many sources. However, this indicator of wealth is said to be more reliable on a woman’s face than on a man’s face.
The rounder, higher and larger the nose, the better. A woman in possession of such a nose is said to bring great wealth to the man she marries. For those considering rhinoplasty, do take note that the root of the nose that extends from between the eyebrows right to its base is an important part of the face and it should really never be cut or surgically altered in any way. One of the most cited examples is that of the late Michael Jackson, whose fortunes waned as he underwent a series of nose jobs that affected this vital area. Similarly, reducing the width of your nose or the size of your nostrils is considered unlucky! Finally, moles at the tip of the nose are a major sign of misfortune, if there are any moles at that area, rush to get them removed immediately!
Quick fix: Consider fillers on the nose bridge and tip to enhance the height and definition of the nose. Fillers can also smoothen any existing bumps on your nose which are said to signify obstacles in your life. Use cosmetics such as a highlighter to make the top of the nose look clear, bright and luminous. When the bridge of your nose is high, clear and luminous, it suggests a life of affluence and comfort. Use concealer to hide blemishes or spots as spots suggest blockages to your money luck.
Have you ever heard of the “pearl lip? So named because of its resemblance to a precious pearl, it is a little rounded protrusion that sits on the top of your lips and it indicates effortless good fortune. Owners of the pearl lips usually have this feature from birth, and hence are bestowed with wealth luck from birth.
When a newly born baby has this feature, it is predicted that the child will have a lucky life ahead. The ‘pearl lips’ also suggest that the person possesses the gift of the gab, a positive attribute that indicates that the person will be persuasive and charming.
Quick fix: Revitalift lips to this area can create the illusion of pearl lips. “This treatment involves microinjections of hyaluronic acid to instantly revitalize and rejuvenate dull, lackluster, chapped and lined lips,” says Dr Low Chai Ling, Founder of SW1 Clinic. When wearing lip gloss, brush on a lighter, shimmery shade in this area to enhance the “pearl lip” effect.
Lotus lips refer to lips that are delicate, relatively small, but still soft and succulent. Regardless of its size, lips must never appear dry, since this symbolizes a ‘drying up of luck’. Conversely, red moles around the mouth further enhance the owner’s luck; some even believe that it is symbolic that one will never lack food. However, black moles are considered inauspicious and must be removed.
Quick fix: Keep the lips moist and supple with hydrating spa treatments such as SW1 Spa’s Lip Fabulosity. Lips that are well-kept, looks supple, hydrated and soft indicate that you will have luck in money matters. Hence, enhance this vital area with lip replenishing treats such as lip balms to seal in the moisture. Avoid drying or mattifying lipsticks which will make your lips look chapped and lined with prolonged use. Not only are they unattractive, they will wreck havoc with your fortune.
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A strong chin is like a strong mountain base. A strong chin and a prominent jawline indicates that one will be able to store wealth successfully.
An auspicious chin is slightly protruding, quite fleshy and looks like a “mountain”. Receding jaw lines, on the other hand, are signs of misfortune in old age and can even be a sign of premature death. A prominent chin is most coveted as it suggests a long and fruitful life.
The eyes are said to be the windows to your soul. Chinese face readers however believe that they are really windows to your fortune. An auspicious pair of eyes is bright and capable of holding a steady gaze. It does not matter what the shape, size or colouring of the eyes are, the most important aspect is the vitality that shines through them.
When the eyes sparkle and are well protected by full, arched eyebrows, good health and prosperity is on its way. Your eyebrows are like protective barriers against misfortune. Eyebrows must never be overly plucked or shaved. In fact, no face must lack eyebrows! Without eyebrows, one will find no success in life (apart from looking weird). When grooming your brows, never pluck above the brows as this instantly curtails your good fortune. Asymmetrical eyes are also inauspicious and should be corrected with cosmetic aids.
Quick fixes: Tidy brows by plucking below the arches, never from the top. Never over pluck your eyebrows. If you have asymmetrical eyes, consider using cosmetic aids to improve their symmetry. For instance, Botox of the crow’s feet can open up the eye area of the smaller “sleepy-looking” eye. Eyeliners and eyelid stickers are also useful aids to correct asymmetries and imperfections of the eye area. Guard against dry eyes by using artificial tears eye drops, which will ensure that eyes look luminous all day long.
When you reach 21 years of age, look no further than your cheeks to foretell your future. The cheekbones mark the eighth wealth spot on the face. Prominent supple cheeks are not only attractive; they also predict wealth and fortune in young adulthood. Bony cheekbones however is an indication of harmful yang energy. In addition, the colour of your cheeks is also important. Cheek that are glowing and exhibit a pinkish, rosy hue are indicators of good fortune while sallow, dry or gaunt cheeks suggest a loss of vitality in both your health and fortunes.
Quick fix: Volume fillers for the cheeks not only helps restore lost volume in this area, it also stimulates vital collagen production to ensure that the overlying skin looks shiny and luminous. Further improve your cheek area by undergoing a skin brightening procedure such as IPL to give your cheek area radiance and a healthy glow.
Ancient people believe that our ears symbolize the famous Yellow River (‘Huang he’) in China. When they are well formed and proportionate, they indicate good fortune and wisdom. Historically, the Chinese, majority of whom are Buddhists, have a preference for long, fleshy earlobes, as this kind of ears remind them of Buddha and represent fortune and luck.
Quick fixes: Correct any abnormalities such as “bat ears” with otoplasty procedures. If you want to make your ear lobes appear fleshier, consider natural fillers to augment your ear lobes.
Face reading is an art as old as Chinese culture itself. The features of our face will undergo constant change. Just as mountains can flatten and rivers can run dry, it is vital to stay watchful over the changes of our face with time. This will ensure that our life path will unfold smoothly before us.
SW1 Clinic is one of the largest aesthetic clinics in Singapore offering a wide range of first-class aesthetic face & body treatments, specialising in non-surgical lunchtime facelift, non-surgical nose jobs and neck threadlifts. It is helmed by Dr Low Chai Ling and Dr Kenneth Lee, who also founded The Sloane Clinic in 2003. Their team of doctors who were also formerly from The Sloane Clinic include Dr Chua Han Boon, Dr Toby Hui, Dr Michelle Lim and plastic surgeon Dr Tan Ying Chien.