How To Change Your Resting Face (Reverse Resting Bitch Face)

  • by Matt Phelps


Your facial look mostly depends on your sleeping face.

It may be annoying to constantly be asked whether you're bored, angry, or irritated when you're not, and most of the time, the assumption is made because of your rested face.

Dermal fillers and botox may be used to elevate your features, and blepharoplasty or canthoplasty can be used to widen your eyes.

These procedures can alter the way your face looks while you're at rest.

Additionally, you may apply cosmetics to give yourself a raised appearance or even adjust the angle of your head while speaking to others.

Your sleeping face is possibly the clearest indication of who you are as a person.

In social settings, projecting a face that reflects your personality is crucial.

Additionally, we often assert that initial impressions matter.

Because of this, strangers may learn a lot about you just by looking at you while you're not doing anything.

Do you seem distant?

Do you seem to be bored?

Or maybe it seems like you are discreetly evaluating everyone in the room.

Your style of looking at rest can impede your ability to communicate, which is one of the most important functions of facial expression (Frith et al., 2009).

We might refer to this default facial expression as your resting face when you're not doing or experiencing anything.

The majority of the time, you create this look automatically and without even trying.

Pay attention to your resting face since it could make or break your interactions with other individuals.

There are a lot of individuals who, even when they feel great, have problems with their resting facial expressions and constantly seem angry or disdainful!

Even in popular culture, it is referred to as "the resting bitch face."

Now, not all faces that are resting seem hostile or condemning.

Some people's faces when sleeping could have an angry or hostile expression.

The thought that your resting face doesn't reflect your emotions leads to the desire to modify it, which is the key point.

How an Unattractive Resting Face Is Harming Your Life

A resting face may have a variety of effects on individuals.

The most important impact is on the connections you have with other people.

Because you often seem unsatisfied or anything similar, you can put off potential dates.

You can even insult some of your friends if you don't notice how your face seems.

A poor sleeping face might also harm your chances.

For instance, if you acted negatively during an interview, you could not get the job you've always desired.

Second, you become self-conscious, which makes it difficult to unwind since you are always preoccupied with how you seem to others.

Constantly obsessing about your appearance is not a sign of satisfaction and will significantly interfere with your daily activities.

People are often compelled to alter something about their sleeping faces by this nagging urge.

Knowing that you are not unintentionally upsetting someone just by how your face appears while you are at rest makes you feel much more at ease.

According to science, having a bad facial expression might reduce your credibility (Morioka et al., 2015).

Researchers observed in the same study by Morioka et al. that these unfavorable expressions often activate brain regions that result in unpleasant feelings toward another individual.

Having a glum expression when relaxing is not good for your social life.

Many individuals do, however, come to terms with their sleeping looks.

You're lucky if you can get over caring what other people think of you and your appearance.

However, we'll go through some alternatives below if you want to alter anything about your face while it's resting.



What Constitutes a Poor Resting Face?

Your face has various features that give it your distinctive sleeping face.

Typically, the facial characteristics of people with "poor" or unapproachable resting faces point downward.

The lips are where this feature is most noticeable.

This is the case for several men and women with a horrible resting face because when the lips point downward at rest, it may be simple to look as if you are continually scowling or sad.

The illusion of sneering and judgment may also be created by lips that turn up at just one end when at rest.

The lips are essential to your resting face since they are one of the most noticeable focus areas of the facial emotions we create.

Your eyebrows are next.

The eyebrows are effective instruments for expressing any emotion.

Perhaps you already knew that having arched eyebrows will give you a curious or judgmental appearance.

The greatest brows for achieving the ideal neutral appearance are neutral while at rest.

You want relaxed-looking eyebrows, not ones that make you seem continuously astonished or irritated. According to Trebicky et al. (2013), having pronounced eyebrows, a broad chin, and a big nose are characteristics that are seen as hostile.

In addition to keeping your eyebrows arched, you should avoid making them excessively prominent since this exudes negativity and anger.

Of course, the health of your eyes is equally crucial to resting your face.

People with downturned eyes often exhibit sad or bored looks, which are undesirable while doing critical tasks.

Because of this, downturned eyes seldom provide a decent, neutral resting face.

They nearly always come out of a face that seems to be bored all the time.

Your face's other features, such as its general balance, also come into play.

But generally speaking, the three most noticeable features—lips, eyes, and brows—are the ones you would benefit from modifying.

The following advice will concentrate on what you can do to alter those characteristics and your face when you're sleeping.



Famous Resting Faces

Here are a few celebrities you could recognize by their dozing faces. 

One of the most common methods to "cure" a terrible sleeping face is Botox.

It happens far more often than we probably realized.

People often dislike how their resting face appears, and in the last several years, demand for resting face treatments has increased.

Botox inhibits a certain muscle's ability to move.

The affected location will become better since the muscle won't move about as much.

Since Botox prevents the contraction of the muscles largely responsible for the wrinkles, this immobilization is why it is such a popular treatment for wrinkles.

Botox targets certain characteristics to treat the problems brought on by your face resting.

Practitioners and experts may use Botox in various methods to eliminate an unattractive resting face.

The brows will come first.

The importance of the eyebrows in terms of facial traits has been previously stated.

More importantly, we need to discuss the eyebrow arch.

If your eyebrows arch excessively and give you a perpetually doubtful or distant expression, Botox may be able to bring them down.

The muscle dragging your eyebrow upward will relax after receiving a botox injection into its top section, making your eyebrow much more manageable. 

Regarding eyebrows, the look of scrunched-up brows often contributes to the furious and scowling resting expression many individuals have as they age.

These creases may be reduced using botox, and the facial features will seem more relaxed and young.

There are various uses for Botox close to the eyes.

Most often, Botox may eliminate any creases that may be present around the outer corner of your eye.

The region around the eyes will seem more awake and young.

Imagine your brows drooping too much, making your eyes seem droopy.

In such a situation, botox may also be helpful by relaxing the muscle causing your eyebrow to sag, which contributes to a downturned appearance of your eyes.

Botox won't help, however, if the issue with your eyes is that they seem slack because they are overly hooded.

Your eye region may be opened up in various ways, and botox is not the ideal tool for the task.

A blepharoplasty would be a much better choice to open up the eye region.

Unfortunately, botox is just a temporary solution for your resting face issue.

Botox has a lifetime of 3–4 months, which is on the shorter end of the aesthetic lifespan spectrum.

Botox is usually a temporary fix, even though it may last up to 6 months.

However, if you can buy them, they're inexpensive, so upkeep won't be a big problem.



Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers have a wide range of uses; they may even alter the appearance of a face at rest.

Dermal fillers, like Botox, work best for features that turn the head while the face rests.

However, in terms of substance, dermal fillers are nothing like botox.

Dermal fillers are compounds that may mold or sculpt a specific region to the patient's wants, in contrast to botox, which primarily serves to stop muscular movement.

Additionally, there are many kinds of dermal fillers, with hyaluronic acid, or the most popular HA.

Because HA is a naturally occurring chemical, it reduces the possibility of adverse responses and works effectively.

Due to this and the fact that HA is simple to dissolve when things don't go as planned, it is particularly well-liked.

Dermal fillers may be used to achieve bigger lips.

Lip fillers may assist since thin lips often give off the impression of scowling.

This repair is particularly useful for slightly downturned lips since adding plumpness will give the lips the appearance of being slightly raised.

The same is true for lips that seem pouting or constantly pursed.

Although applying fillers on pouty lips may seem counterproductive, doing so will help the lips' overall structure level out and provide a more neutral expression.

Hyaluronic acid is also used in a well-known Korean technique to give the corners of the lips an upturned appearance.

Similar variations of this treatment are used worldwide, and certain medical professionals in the United States also use it.

The end effect is often a permanent smile on the lips, which is a fantastic bonus.

Imagine having that tiny, cheerful grin on your face without trying.

Even if you want your lips to seem neutral, HA may still achieve it without a full grin. Just be cautious to appropriately express your demands to your doctor.

Dermal fillers may also aid in reducing laugh lines.

Your nasolabial folds, which tend to have a downcast expression, are another factor that might accentuate the grimness of your resting face.

Your nasolabial folds may be considerably improved with the correct fillers, often in the cheekbones or under the eyes.

This remedy may not be the greatest choice for young individuals who don't yet have many wrinkles and laugh lines since it may be more appropriate for elderly people who must cope with the drawbacks of an aging face.

Depending on the kind of dermal filler used, dermal fillers may last longer than the typical 6–12 month duration.

Some types have a lifespan of up to two years.

On the other hand, dermal fillers face the possibility of migrating or shifting, so that's always something to consider.

Make sure you ask your doctor to discuss the dangers and potential advantages of the specific filler you want to use.

Dermal fillers and botox are often combined with rejuvenating a face that has lain down.

Botox and fillers work well together because each can do tasks that the other cannot, and vice versa.

Keep in mind that while every resting face is unique, so will the treatments for yours.

Ensure you obtain the outcomes you want by consulting with your practitioner.

Make sure the person administering your injections is a specialist handling your particular condition by doing thorough research.



Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty and Canthoplasty)

Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, addresses the issue of sagging eyelids and under-eye bags that may develop with aging.

Lifting the eyelids is a great approach to enhance your sleeping face since the characteristics of fall might make you seem tired.

Your upper and lower eyelids are candidates for blepharoplasty, and each has a somewhat different outcome.

The most effective method for eradicating the aged, tired appearance in this process.

Your eye region will be opened up and seem more alert after upper blepharoplasty.

The ideal candidates for this surgery have drooping eyelids that partially conceal the upper eye.

A lower blepharoplasty, on the other hand, concentrates on removing the undereye bags.

This procedure will lift no portion of the eyelid.

It does, however, eliminate the drooping and provide a more youthful look.

If the upper and lower eyelids need to be operated on, the complete surgery typically takes two hours.

After blepharoplasty, the swelling and bruises will decrease in around two weeks or less.

Another eyelid procedure that might widen the eye region is canthoplasty.

However, it is not its only function.

An eyelid drooping is not a prerequisite for a canthoplasty.

Some individuals acquire it to obtain the almond eye shape because they are dissatisfied with their current eye shape.

Nevertheless, canthoplasty enhances a resting face as well since it can elevate drooping eyelids by adjusting the contour of the eyes.

To manipulate the lower canthal tendon during a canthoplasty, the surgeon creates an incision around the outer corner of the eye.

To provide a more natural-looking outcome, the surgeon often conceals the incision in the natural eye crease.

The operation may be completed in as little as one hour, but it often takes up to two.



How to Change Your Resting Face Normally 

Your resting face won't change as a result of what comes next.

You may still take advantage of it to lessen your sleeping face's impact on your daily activities.



Try changing your resting face with makeup—it's the simplest thing you can do.

Yes, there are many restrictions on cosmetics, and it isn't perfect.

However, if you need to appear better while resting, you may do it yourself without spending much money on operations.

To do it perfectly, however, you'll need to practice a lot, which won't always work.

After all, cosmetics have their limitations.

You should focus your makeup on the regions above.

You might experiment with your eye makeup to make your eyes seem more appealing and less melancholy.

Eyeliner is a terrific, effortless method to draw attention to your eyes.

Be aware that everyone has a different eye shape, so what suits one person may not suit you as well.

Try several eye makeup looks to see what works best for you daily.

Try to make your lips seem bigger.

Your lips won't seem as though they are overly downcast as a result.

Your looks will be more youthful, and you may seem less frowny if you have fuller lips.

However, take caution not to overdo it.

With the right cosmetics, you may give the appearance of having larger lips, but you'll need time and experience to get it right.

Making a new eyebrow for oneself is another simple task.

Fixing your brows can seem little, but if you've ever seen a person for the first time without their makeup on, you know how big of a difference it can make to face look.

Fortunately, eyebrows are rather simple to alter.

They allow for extended experimentation, and you have many alternatives.

You must also shape your eyebrows to resemble that look if you want to project one of a gentler, more friendly individual.

You'll need to shape your brows into a gentler arch rather than the high arches that are so good for giving you a furious appearance.

Additionally, you want the end of your eyebrows to bend slightly.

Too straight of an eyebrow might be scary.

Finally, you'll have to deal with the hues of your brows.

You must choose the ideal color if your brows are sparse or cannot be seen without help. Avoid using dark hues since they will merely emphasize intensity.

Choose softer hues that precisely complement the tone of your skin instead.

Furthermore, natural, bushy eyebrows are now in style rather than dark, finely shaped ones.

You may have thick brows without coming across as threatening or aggressive.



Changing the way you approach others might be beneficial as well.

Looking up at individuals while speaking to them might help reverse the downturned expression that your face has when you're at rest.

During interactions, looking up at individuals may make your eyes seem bigger and less frightening.

Some claim that tilting your head slightly to one side can lessen the threatening appearance of your resting face.

See whether it makes you more approachable by using it in your regular contacts with individuals.

Ask a trustworthy friend whether they have seen a change or not.

Even better, test it out on strangers unfamiliar with you or your personality to observe how they react to a little shift in your mood.



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Matt Phelps- founder of Jawline Gum

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