The face is one of the main parameters of appearance, directly reflecting such an aspect of it as beauty. It reflects ethnic and genetic qualities, as well as those personality traits that are determined by the character, level of education, culture and much more. It is on the face that those around them pay their attention in the first place. Therefore, it is necessary for every modern person to form an opinion about its ideal parameters, which are defined by such a concept as the "golden ratio".
Humanity traditionally paid great attention to physical beauty, the parameters of which were regularly changed according to the current ideas of ancestors. However, at present, the thematic concept of "golden section of the face" has been introduced, which, with mathematical precision, determines the harmony of its proportions.
In this context, it is meant dividing a straight segment into unequal parts in such a way that its entire length corresponds to the largest part in the same way as the largest segment differs from the smallest in length. Pythagoras was the first to notice the magic of numerical beauty. It was this epic mathematician who deduced the ratio "1: 1, 618" as the golden ratio. Then the genius Leonardo da Vinci came to the same conclusion. And he made the golden ratio serve humanity already on the basis of the introduction of the plastic surgeon Stephen Marquard into the flow. This renowned medical professional took the advice of his ancestors for successful implementation in the field of correcting congenital and accidental defects.
Marquard's mask and modern technology
Dealing with the problem of medical face correction, Marquard experimented for many years with beauty standards adapted to specific people. As a result of his research and observations, as well as acceptance of the instructions of the aforementioned ancestors, the so-called "beauty mask" was obtained. The plastic surgeon used conventionally outlined pentagons and triangles for the geometry of the face, the ratio of which would correspond to the parameters 1: 1, 618.
Interestingly, it was the parameters of the golden section of the face that the famous beauties and beauties recognized in the past centuries almost completely corresponded to.
Since the modern beauty industry can no longer afford the approximate ratio of a specific human face and an ideal mask, it is the mathematically verified proportion of the golden ratio that is used for correction. Currently, a special computer program has been developed that simulates the ideal symmetry of the face according to the original calculations of the golden ratio. The procedure is quite simple. You just need to upload a photo of the patient and apply the perfect mask on him. After that, the program itself will process and produce the finished result in the form of a corrected image. It is to this outcome that the plastic surgeon will strive during the operation. By the way, the potential patient himself has the opportunity to finally determine his intentions to change his face. Moreover, the practice of modern plastic surgery suggests that after the operation, a person's face may lose its individuality. This is precisely what is a frequent reason for the refusal of clients from this kind of "idealization of faces".
Face proportions according to the "golden ratio"
Many who want to become bearers of ideal faces do not particularly think about the harmony of the golden ratio, which is absolutely dispassionate and, based only on a mathematical ratio of 1: 1, 618, draws a "mask of beauty". In order to at least roughly understand the technique for calculating the ideal face, you need to know that the ratio of the height of the face to its width should ideally be 1: 1, 618. The same indicator should be taken into account when the ratio of the length of the mouth and the width of the wings of the nose, the distance between the pupils and the eyebrows, the size of the eyes along the length with the distance between them and the width of the nose. And the distances from the hairline to the eyebrows, from the bridge of the nose to the tip of the nose and from the base of the nose to the chin should be equal. And there are still a lot of such fixed lengths on a human face. However, it is important to understand that the proportions of the golden ratio in nature are very rare, which should not at all be interpreted as a violation of the ideal in nature. After all, it is quite obvious that the so-called "defects" give the face that unforgettable charm and uniqueness, which are completely absent in the "ideal mask" calculated according to the geometry of beauty.
Currently, there are some tendencies where many people are beginning to be very critical of their reflections in the mirror. Unfortunately, the usual attractiveness today is giving way to its traditional leadership of the cosmetic transformations introduced by the beauty industry. In order to calm down and continue to live with dignity, it is only important to understand that no one will follow the anatomy of the face with such precision as it is written in the golden ratio. After all, the calculator and the ruler in no way fit in this context with the modern format of communication between people.
And those who still want to dispel doubts by using the ratio of their face parameters with a ratio of 1: 1, 618, should make the following measurements of thematic geometry:
- the length of each eyebrow and the length of each of its bends;
- the length and width of the nose;
- the width of the wings of the nose and the length of the lips.
The closer the individual ratios of the largest values are to the smallest in each pair of the indicated values with the number 1, 618, the closer they are to the ideal. It is important to understand that the opinion about public people who supposedly have an ideal appearance is clearly erroneous. Experienced plastic surgeons claim that only collective, and therefore artificial, images can boast of the correct facial features.
In this context, one can cite as examples, for example, Kate Moss's forehead, Kim Kardashian's eyebrows, Scarlett Johansson's eyes, Emily Ratajkowski's lips, Amber Heard's chin and nose, Rihanna's oval face. In addition, these observations have no scientific basis, and therefore can not be taken seriously in any way. Experts believe that imitation of idols should not extend to the natural data of the faces of fans.
Perfect facial proportions without plastic surgery
It is important to understand that in addition to the financial aspect, plastic surgery is also a very expensive “pleasure” for human health. Moreover, the principle of the golden section can be introduced into your face in a non-surgical way. After all, you can correct it by, for example, permanent makeup. In addition, the shape of the lips, eyebrows and nose, as well as the shape of the eyes, can be easily changed due to the introduction of subcutaneous pigment. However, the shortage of qualified specialists in this area should orient those wishing to experiment with their face specifically on visage.
Makeup artists work with the entire palette of tones that are safe for health, which are able to change the optical perception of the face in the most dramatic way. By the way, experienced make-up artists operate with knowledge of the laws of the golden section on a mandatory basis. They have at their disposal not only the experience of determining the ideal beauty of the face, as they say, "by eye", but also the actual computer program of Marquard itself.
The golden ratio in nature
The scientific approach to the study of nature led scientists to the golden ratio for a reason. To a ratio of 1: 1, 618 are directly related to the horns of animals, and shells, and even the human ear. Spiral geometry and the Fibonacci series in this context are clearly visible in the plant kingdom. So, the golden ratio is directly related to cones, flower petals, sunflower seeds, cacti. However, the leader of the ideal geometry of living nature is precisely the sea shell.
The centuries-old human studies in the field of determining the standard of beauty and harmony with nature, which led to the golden ratio, over time were simply obliged to be realized on an industrial scale. This is now observed in the modern sphere of life, called "Beauty and Health". It was the mask of the golden section that began to attract modern people with its obvious simplicity of implementation. Today, there is a massive excitement associated with the introduction to artificial beauty, which has moved to the level when natural parameters have ceased to be of paramount importance. We should not forget about the natural individual characteristics that make the identification of a person so attractive.